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The Craziest Baby Names of 2015

From Furious to Zeppelin to Jream

The newly released Social Security list of popular baby names reveals the awesome ingenuity and inventiveness of parents in 2015 when it came to spellings, plays on conventional names and sheer creativity. But there are times when creative crosses over into crazy. The 12 names below, all of them given to at least five American babies last year– earning them a place on the extended popularity list–are our picks for the craziest of the crazy new names. By Linda Rosenkrantz


Kingmessiah

Royal and other aspirational names have become epidemic among both celebrities and civilians. This particular religeo-royal smoosh was given to 6 boys last year. In addition, there were several Kweens, 17 Contesssas, 10 Duchesses, as well as Emperors, Czars, Pharoahs, Gods, Gurus and Bosses.

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clairels Says:

May 13th, 2016 at 12:34 pm

Pretty sure Jream and Jrue are meant to be J’Ream and J’Rue, but apostrophes (or any kind of punctuation) don’t register on the SSA database.

TiffanyS Says:

May 13th, 2016 at 12:53 pm

I’m cutting Oliber some slack hoping it was just used by Hispanic parents who pronounce V and B the same.

Toronto87 Says:

May 13th, 2016 at 7:05 pm

Xzayden is so so bad.

catherine_abai Says:

May 14th, 2016 at 9:40 pm

These are all horrible (especially God- what?!). But I feel like Oliber could be a typo of Oliver seeing as b and v are next to each other on the keyboard.

TheNameWalrus Says:

May 15th, 2016 at 12:02 pm

When Kingmessiah first popped up, I knew this list was going to be just so cringeworthy.
And I was right. CRINGE.

lesliemarion Says:

May 15th, 2016 at 1:17 pm

Is this what comes of neglecting to teach spelling in the public schools and telling kids to use “inventive” spelling?

It is getting to the point that I like any name that is spelled right.

A child’s name should not be a punchline. If the mother has a strong urge to be called Onnessstie and the father a deep desire to be called ObbnoxxIOUS, let them change their own names.

Eizariya Says:

May 15th, 2016 at 4:34 pm

I can definitely understand why parents pick unusual names for their kids, like Courage or Knight or what have you.

I can even sort of understand the impulse to take a more common name and spell it differently, like Kaytlinn or Meckenzie.

What I’ll never understand is the combination– an uncommon name spelled oddly. Genesis is already rare– why spell it Jynisis?

LoveBugsMama Says:

May 16th, 2016 at 12:04 pm

Eek. Some of these are just so awful. Pistol? Not even a redeeming nickname, just an even worse choice.

Haids1987 Says:

May 16th, 2016 at 12:39 pm

This list was so bad it was awesome! 😀 Keep these lists coming periodically, it’s like a guilty pleasure!

ARead Says:

May 16th, 2016 at 3:38 pm

Wow, these are some truly terrible names! Here’s hoping these kids’ classmates will go easy on them….

Rhii Says:

May 17th, 2016 at 10:08 am

“Zippy Dirigible” is a less bizarre name than some on this list. Ha.

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