From the article: 10 Baby Names That Won't Make a Comeback
Baby names are something that parents spend hours pouring over. Between the baby name books and the websites... Well, you get the picture, it's time consuming and very important. But let's face it. There are some names that won't be making a comeback any time soon. What won't make your popular baby name list? Share Your Bad Baby Names
Bad baby names unlikely to come back
- Mabel, Gertrude, Blanche, Jeanette. But I know a Thai baby named Minnie Jane after my mother who was born in 1897. And I just heard of a new baby named George. He is Caucasion and Korean. Surely no one will name a baby boy Clarence or Ernest or Grover. But I've heard of recent Henrys. And of course we're getting used to Jud, Josh, Ezra, Zeke, Ezekiel, name that used to seem impossible. Even my Uncle Zed would sound ok now. But I'm no sure about Uncle Cince,(Cincinnatus)
- —Guest Jeanette Bishop
I can't believe no one mentioned this!
- …Bertha. Okay, you can not say you actually like this name. I'm so sorry if you do, it's just no one does, really. I love old names personally and a bunch of names people hate (Agatha, Ethel, etc), I love. But I can't even bring myself to like the name Bertha. Although, I can believe you liking or loving the name. My friend who doesn't know about names (like out-of-date, trendy, etc) told me she likes Bertha.
- —Guest …
- some people don't care much of the meaning of names they give their kids but i think its highly important.id rather name my child an old school name rather than a sweet name that means "foolish"or "serpent"or even "bitterness"
- —Guest guest nneka
I love some of these names
- I want to name my daughter a classic, bold, beautiful and unique name...I'm not looking for a trendy star of the decade name like Sophia, Emily, etc I love names like Winifred, Artemis, Arabella, Cordelia, Evelyn, Eleanora, etc.
- —Guest Angela
Bad Bad Baby Names
- Coming from an Italian family my ancestors had names like Salvatore, Providence, Providenza, and Gusseppe I'm really hoping these names never resurface ever!!!!
- —Guest Eva
Harriet, Rita, Winifred, Ester, Agatha.
- Each to their own. These are names I would not name a baby girl. However, many children are named after family members, and unlike the names, are some great ladies with the old fashioned strong names that you hope your children would emulate.
- —Guest scamper
those poor kids
- my mother went to school with a girl named Grizzelda...that is just terrible. Me personally i can't stand people who change the spelling of common names to make them "different" like Danny-elle. other bad names i've heard : Ocean, Legna (you guessed it angle spelt backwards), Fukja ( a relative of mine)
- —Guest Del
Old family names
- I would like to use names from family members, uncommon. the name for boys: Klaas, Teada( Tey-ada a name used in my family since the 1700s) and Aksel for girls Reija (was going to be my sister's name but i got a brother instead) and Sjoukje the Js in both names are pronounced as Y.
- —Guest Seija
Grandma & Her Siblings
- I've always thought my grandma, and her siblings had the worst names in one family, starting with grandma: Alberta, Buela, Carmelita, Verna, Howard, & Wade (Wade isn't bad). We once had Korean neighbors who named their American born kids Buela, Amos, & Rocky - I can only imagine how they even knew about the name Buela.
- —Guest Carlin
I like old school ...but these?
- Grandmother in-law is.. True story... Edwina Aida Crowe. Brother in law has a middle name of Euel. Yuck. Stepmother Blanche. Yuck.
- —Guest Moe
- My grandmother's names were Thelma and Phyllis. I loved them dearly but could never use the names!
- —Guest Bean7
Love my grandmother's
- I love love love my Nana and Grammy but I could never use their names. I have a Bernice and a Doris.... Maybe I could possibly think of Bernice as a middle name but sorry Gram I could never ever think of using your name Doris, but I still love you ladies with all my heart!
- —Guest tracey
- I honestly like a lot of these names here. I like the history behind them, the great nicknames that come with them and the fact that an Ethel, Gertrude, Elbert or Ralph would stand out next to all the Aiden, Caden, Brayden, Emily, Sophia and Isabella brigade.
- —Guest Johanna
I like it!
- My husband wants to name our baby Gator. I like it yet nobody else does.
- —Guest ty
Both of my grandmothers names...
- My maternal grandmother is Effie Aveline but she goes by Aveline. I didn't even know her real name was Effie until I was having a child of my own! My paternal grandmothers name was Lois. Can't see those names being used in current times!
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