Craziest Baby Names Right Now

From Adorable to Zoeigh, the year's wackiest names

By Linda Rosenkrantz

A look at the year’s Craziest Baby Names has become a Nameberry tradition.

Every year, after we’ve parsed the most popular names, we dive deep into the extended popularity list to names given to only five or six babies in the past year to find the names that have moved from creative to crazy.

The 12 names below, all of them—believe it or not—given to at least five American babies in 2016—win the dubious honor of being our picks for the craziest of this year’s crazy baby names.

Adorable (girl)

There was an old song that started ‘A, you’re adorable’, but we just have to wonder how well this would suit its bearer beyond her adorable childhood years. In the same category we find 13 little girls named Beauty, 7 Prettys, and 13 ID’ed as Gorgeous.

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withinreason Says:

June 2nd, 2017 at 8:42 pm

Always reminds me of the 30Rock episode when one of the young colleagues wants to hurry up and have a baby before all the good names are taken, like Bookcase!

southern.maple Says:

June 2nd, 2017 at 9:57 pm

How did Mylz and Zoeigh make the list? While those spellings are pretty bad, Miles and Zoe definitely aren’t weird names.

lesliemarion Says:

June 2nd, 2017 at 10:21 pm

It was worth reading for the crazed baby photos.

mill1020 Says:

June 2nd, 2017 at 10:53 pm

LOL @ Excel and Idiot Savant.

kennamoon Says:

June 3rd, 2017 at 1:29 am

I like them all in their own way. Maybe the family has some great story behind it or just really liked it. Adorable could totally go by Addy when she’s older.

Suzannah Says:

June 3rd, 2017 at 6:01 am

Coven? Can’t wait for sister Wicca and brother Warlock.

Kate4hisglory Says:

June 3rd, 2017 at 1:28 pm

These children have to grow up and put these names on resumes someday.

Gondolin Says:

June 3rd, 2017 at 5:09 pm

To be fair, Keizer is the Dutch spelling of “emperor” – I actually kind of like it!

CaitlinBrittin Says:

June 5th, 2017 at 7:40 am

I’m willing to bet that some of the parents that picked Aviary for their daughters didn’t know it was a word name, they are just going with popular name sounds

enchantrasand Says:

June 6th, 2017 at 5:03 am

And just a few days after reading this, Reality, courtesy of Ms. Reality Winner is all over the news.

enchantrasand Says:

June 6th, 2017 at 5:07 am

Need to add Reality to your database.

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