What's the Weirdest Thing You've Ever Named?

What's the Weirdest Thing You've Ever Named?

Most of you are on Nameberry to find a baby name. Others are looking for either a fictional character or a pet name. (Or are just crazy about names!) But that’s just the beginning of things that could be named.

Which brings us to our question of the week: What’s the weirdest, funniest, most out-there thing you’ve ever named?

We asked our followers on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, and here's what they said:

Body Parts

Had a huge ovarian cyst for 6 months. I was first told it was ‘a big mass’, so I ended up naming it Massimo to make our forced cohabitation feel a bit more cosy.@giraffozorus

Had a kidney stone that I named Rocky — @jarjarmalfoy

The scar on my index finger is named Marvin.@chrysadina

A big ball of wax in my son's ear...Waxy — @linneabw

My cancer tumors. The first one was "this b*tch". The second one "that b*tch".@mrs_genna3

My mom's wart, Wrinkle Fae — @laurenelizabethmorganreagan

My post-cheeseburger food baby (“Pattie”) — @_katbrac

I had two moles that eventually I got removed. My husband named them Lucy and Edward. — @victoriaarmour_

I named my cold sore Evie the fever blister — @jessdasilvaza

When he was little, my nephew would call his toenail clippings Shailene and Gerald — @kacierehak


 I’ve had computers named Voldemort and Tyrion.@wellinformednamer

My robo vac is Murphy (like Robocop). My other vacuum is Storm. — @zoebfm

I have had many wheelchairs since I was about four years old, but I had never named them! In 2019, I got my newest power chair and I gave her a fitting name Rosie, because she is mostly red. — @gotmeghansblog

My Thermomix is called Trevor@shaesheridan

I tore my ACL in college and had to use a motorized scooter to get to class due to previous back surgery. She was red and speedy, so I named her Lucy after Lucille Ball. — @sw33tch377ypi3

I named our Roomba “Elon Dusk@kielersprotte89

Our robot vacuum is named Chuck — @broooooookeeeeeee

Our Roomba is Wimp Lo. — Aléna

We called our Shark brand Roomba "Baby" so it could be "Baby the Shark"@madiwunderlich

Our vacuum is named Bernice Anders — @bennyandthejes


My car is Archibald Elbert.@wellinformednamer

Our car is Kate, and the trailer is Traylor Dane.@zoebfm

My husband named our black sonata Venom — @andreadhaertel

My corolla is named Beatrice 😂 she can be a feisty one!@rissa_jean17

My old cars were Charlene (after an episode of The Simpsons) and Audrey 2 (after my grandmother as well as a nod to Little Shop of Horrors) @sarahelinke

Our first car was called Ruby, our second was Scarlett (both red cars) and our current car (gold) is called Sunny!@reneemullaart


I have a habit of naming my personal possessions and household appliances. The weirdest thing I have named is my shower who is called Lewis. @cailinrua619

Had a non-toxic skillet we named Alan Greenpan@courtney.whitsett

My parents named a filing cabinet once… so I grew up calling it “Dwight” and not thinking it was strange at all. @alexandrajoygonzalez

My oven is named Black Betty.@sarahelinke

We have an ottoman shaped like a moose named Fred — Susanne

My doorstop is called Emil — @jaa_nii_kaa

Food, Plants, and Animals

Sourdough starter. I’m calling her Frankie. It’s inspired by Frankenstein because of all the crazy monster bubbling, but I say it’s short for Francesca — @bretagne_noelle

My brother and sister-in-law have a starter named Bubbles! They are childless by choice and often use Bubbles in place of a child in conversation. “Did we remember to feed Bubbles today? How is he doing? Does he need to be cleaned, water, etc?” @madiwunderlich

I named a cow Bingo Bongo once@oak_haven_11

A lemon named Bob — @tvkihm

I had a Basil plant I named Twins after the Austin Powers reference. After she died and I got a new basil plant, I named her Triplets.@hayli.rose

A Christmas cactus plant….Chrissy. — Courtney

A spider that was living on my bedroom ceiling. His name was Jerry@taylor_weseman

A banana that I glued googly eyes on.. her name was Patricia — @meaningful_baby_names

Everything Else

A lump of snow. I think it was Dorothy?@petra_charlotte_

In high school, I carried a water bottle called ‘Sylvia’ around with me everywhere@thegentlegrowers

As a kid, I named my sister's hula-hoop Margaret — @meg_mayfeild 

Rock with a drawn-on sharpie face… her name was Penelope@inez.hathaway

About the Author

Sophie Kihm

Sophie Kihm

Sophie Kihm has been writing for Nameberry since 2015. She has contributed stories on the top 2020s names, Gen Z names, and cottagecore baby names. Sophie is Nameberry’s resident Name Guru to the Stars, where she suggests names for celebrity babies. She also manages the Nameberry Instagram and Pinterest.

Sophie Kihm's articles on names have run on People, Today, The Huffington Post, and more. She has been quoted as a name expert by The Washington Post, People, The Huffington Post, and more. You can follow her personally on Instagram or Pinterest, or contact her at Sophie lives in Chicago.