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Worst.Name.Ever

May 19, 2010 Pamela Redmond

Okay, we want to say right up front that nobody should get insulted here. One person’s Myrtle is another person’s…..Helga. Or Taffy. Or Renesmee.

A very entertaining name game on our message board challenges players to pick the worst name ever from a series of pairs.  Irma or Moxie?  Hortense or Murgatroyd?

What do YOU think is the worst name ever, and why?  One of my worst-evers is Bertha, maybe because my poor misguided grandmother changed her name to that from the lovely Bridget because of anti-Irish prejudice.  And to Linda, almost any sound with the -erv sound is like fingernails on a blackboard.

C’mon.  Hit us with your worst shot.

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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, and its new sequel, Older.

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