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Good, good word names…..

November 13, 2017 Pamela Redmond
bad baby names

My son once had a classmate with a word name that might have been very pretty except…..it had a terrible meaning.

The poor child’s name was Cliche. That’s right, as in overused and unoriginal. When you just hear the sound — klee-shay — it’s a word that’s undeniably nameworthy. But the meaning knocks it out of contention. Or at least it should.

There’s a fun thread on the forums now of other such words that might make excellent names except for their meanings.

Dementia, for instance, and Maudlin. Alimony and Sushi (not so good as a name, but you can buy the adorable costume on Etsy.)

What would you add to the list? Post your coolest, funniest ideas here and/or there?

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Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry. The coauthor of ten bestselling baby name books, Redmond is an internationally-recognized name expert, quoted and published widely in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show,, CNN, and the BBC. Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show of the same name.

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