Geeks Forever

Some baby names just seem irredeemably geeky, on a permanent no list for the modern child. The baby names here qualify for now on the boys' side -- though we've learned in the world of baby naming, to paraphrase Heidi Klum, one day you're out, and the next day you may be very very in.

  • Melvin

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    This once perfectly respectable surname has suffered decades of abuse, not least by Jerry Lewis's demented, spastic character in the fifties. NFL running back Melvin Gordon stars for the Los... Read More 

  • Mervin

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    A blend of Mervyn and Marvin that is every bit as dated as either of the originals. That -erv sound is difficult no matter what.Read More 

  • Norbert

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    This one comes with a sign on it reading "Kick me". Read More 

  • Orville

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    Only if you're an aviation buff or seriously addicted to popcorn. Read More 

  • Sherwin

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    You won't win with Sherwin. Read More 

  • Sherwood

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    Unfashionable surname, best left in the forest with Robin Hood and his Merry Men. Read More 

  • Wilbur

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    If you had to pick a Wright brothers name, even Orville might be preferable. Read More 

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