One of the benefits of having a kid is you get to name them. That way, you can honor your grandad, pay your respects to the artist who has inspired you, or... show the world you're a bit weird.

A month ago, Reddit user Hasden2007 asked other users on the platform, "What is the worst name you could give a child?" Turns out, there's no shortage of those.

So far, the post has received over 4.7K replies. From Strawberry Rain to Chastity, here are some of the most upvoted ones.

#1

"What Were The Parents Thinking:" 30 People Share The Dumbest Baby Names They've Encountered X Æ A-12

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Foxxy (The Original)
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5 months ago

Stupid, stupid, stupid name.

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#2

"What Were The Parents Thinking:" 30 People Share The Dumbest Baby Names They've Encountered Jack Cass, I know it’s bad because it’s my name

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Brian J
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5 months ago

I won't even make a joke because I'm sure you've heard them all

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#3

"What Were The Parents Thinking:" 30 People Share The Dumbest Baby Names They've Encountered My coworker named her baby "Strawberry Rain", which would be a great name if she had given birth to a bottle of shampoo

captainmagictrousers , Rodrigo Pereira Report

MagicalUnicorn
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5 months ago

is dad James Olivier? he would approve

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#4

"What Were The Parents Thinking:" 30 People Share The Dumbest Baby Names They've Encountered I know a family with 4 kids: Prince, Princess, Precious, and Becca. The Becca at the end kills me lol

katabatic21 , Keren Fedida Report

KamiKhan
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5 months ago

Becca will probably grow up to be a villain with a dark background story.

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#5

"What Were The Parents Thinking:" 30 People Share The Dumbest Baby Names They've Encountered I have heard of many bad names, but Sex Fruit is probably the worst I have seen.

RoyalGelly , Colin Maynard Report

ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
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5 months ago

Why name your own child this???

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#6

"What Were The Parents Thinking:" 30 People Share The Dumbest Baby Names They've Encountered Princess. A girl in my high school was legally named princess but she went by her middle name. There was also a girl who’s name was Sunny Day and she was the emo kid

ugly_crier420 , Henrique Malaguti Report

Easily Excitable Panda
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5 months ago

With a name like Sunny Day, you're doomed to be the emo kid.

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#7

"What Were The Parents Thinking:" 30 People Share The Dumbest Baby Names They've Encountered Mystic Pigeon? She was a client at my office.

Apparently it’s a real surname and her parents were hippies so named her “Mystic”. Like who’s ever going to take her seriously??

Awesomesause88 , Juan Encalada Report

KamiKhan
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5 months ago

She could join X-Men though!

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#8

"What Were The Parents Thinking:" 30 People Share The Dumbest Baby Names They've Encountered How about not giving your child a name? There was a kid I went to high school with whose legal first name was "Unnamed Baby Boy". I don't know the story behind that though.

NotEvenJohn , Anita Jankovic Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
5 months ago

Is that even legal? If so, poor kid.

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#9

"What Were The Parents Thinking:" 30 People Share The Dumbest Baby Names They've Encountered Tequila. Sibling was Margarita

Anonymouspapayaz , Marisa Howenstine Report

Christina Wood
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5 months ago

That's child abuse

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#10

"What Were The Parents Thinking:" 30 People Share The Dumbest Baby Names They've Encountered My mum once worked at a school and there was a kid called "Thank God".

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
Community Member
5 months ago

That kid must be like "I don't thank God for giving me this name"

King Joffrey
Community Member
5 months ago

This is fairly typical of African names, I worked with a lady called Blessing, the name of former Nigerian president is Goodluck Jonathan, etc.

My O My
Community Member
5 months ago

Thank you for the information. A lot of names are only weird depending on context

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
5 months ago

Lots of Islamic, Hindu and African Christian names like that. Say, "Shakira" is a Quranic name meaning "Thankful [to God]".

Sam
Community Member
5 months ago

Woman: *gives birth* *starts crying* Nurse (quietly) : "what are you going to name them?" Woman: *doesn't hear her* "oh thank GOD!" Nurse: Ok then, if you say so

HooowlAtTheMoon
Community Member
5 months ago

maybe they asked the woman what they want to name her kid and she said "Thank God it's out" and they were like "well alright then"

TheReader19
Community Member
5 months ago

Unless you're an 17th century protestant, this is ridiculous

Daniel Marsh
Community Member
5 months ago

It's not a name name, but it's not a terrible phrase at least?

Teresa Thomas
Community Member
5 months ago

There is a student in my building named "Handy"....

Elak Swindell
Community Member
5 months ago

Is that a first and last name or just the first? Either way, that is really messed up.

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
5 months ago

Gross. I wouldn’t call the kid that even if that’s the official name. Nope.

Bobert Robertson
Community Member
5 months ago

Before dinner "thank God, Thank God"

Robin Childers
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm sure they could have found a more main stream name with the same meaning.

sofacushionfort
Community Member
5 months ago

Benedict = Latin for Blessing from God. Matthew = Hebrew for Gift of God. Theodore = Greek, Gift of God

Mysterious Panda
Community Member
5 months ago

Nathanial = Latin for Gift from God

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Jigs Gabest
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5 months ago

hahahaha

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
5 months ago

I thought God would be an illegal name worldwide.

Easily Excitable Panda
Community Member
5 months ago

Not necessarily. A lot of Spanish-speaking cultures name sons "Jesus" and "Jose-Maria," and "Maria-Jose" for girls.

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Brenda Neidig
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2 weeks ago

I am just wondering if she named her that because she was a girl and NOT a boy baby?!?

Brenda Neidig
Community Member
2 weeks ago

I am just wondering if they named her this because she was a girl?!?

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
2 weeks ago

eh?

backatya
Community Member
4 months ago

I think the mom was saying that after birth and at the same time the nurse asked what was the name of her baby so she can put it on the birth certificate lol

Cain Hargreaves
Community Member
4 months ago

I heard of a woman named I Will Arise And Go To Jesus Christ Jones (she went by "Willa")

AzKhaleesi
Community Member
4 months ago

It's pronounced Jeff.

Fixin'Ta
Community Member
5 months ago

That sounds like a Pilgrim name, like "God-be-praised Smith" or something.

Id row
Community Member
5 months ago

We censor license plates, but not the naming of children? It should be illegal to go this stupid with a name.

Sarah
Community Member
5 months ago

A judge in Tennessee ruled that parents couldn't name their child Messiah ('cause "that name is a title earned only by one person--and that one person is Jesus Christ"). The ruling was reversed on appeal, since it was unconstitutional AF.

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QueenMiri
Community Member
5 months ago

Fanatic religious people. Awful

TexasWoman
Community Member
5 months ago

Poor girl. Too bad the can’t thank so-called “god” for having that problem.

KimTx
Community Member
5 months ago

So many "god"-named kids! Why are they always a55holes???

Kakofonyx
Community Member
5 months ago

Godwin is a fairly common first name in Nigeria. Names of the week like Monday, Sunday, and Friday, are common too.

OhBlahDi OhBlahDa
Community Member
5 months ago

Sounds Zimbabwean.

Vanessa Fasanella
Community Member
5 months ago

I believe it. I went to grad school with a guy named Godspower.

Lisa-Marie Dhondt
Community Member
5 months ago

One of our soccer players is named Dieumerci which means exactly the above.

a Minecraft girl
Community Member
5 months ago

Imagine Taking attendance lol

Easily Excitable Panda
Community Member
5 months ago

My favorite historical name: A child in early English) North American colonies called, "If-Christ-Had-Not-Died-for-Thee-Thou-Wouldst-Have-Been-Damned Barebones." Apparently called "Damned" for short, ikyn.

AlmightyOne
Community Member
5 months ago

😆

CalicoKitty
Community Member
5 months ago

Timetravelling Puritan?

Iara Ra
Community Member
5 months ago

Brainwashed parents

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#11

"What Were The Parents Thinking:" 30 People Share The Dumbest Baby Names They've Encountered theres a british chef, jamie oliver, who named his children the following:

poppy honey rosie

petal blossom rainbow

buddy bear maurice

daisy boo pamela

river rocket blue dallas someone call childline

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
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5 months ago

It sounds like a kid named their kids.

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#12

"What Were The Parents Thinking:" 30 People Share The Dumbest Baby Names They've Encountered I worked in Nigeria for a while and had a co-worker called Thank God Limejuice. It wasn’t a windup. That was his actual name

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Alicia Butterfield
Community Member
5 months ago

Some amazing names in Nigeria and they totally make them work and sound cool. Just think of the ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan..

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#13

"What Were The Parents Thinking:" 30 People Share The Dumbest Baby Names They've Encountered When I worked at chick-fil-a way back in the day, I was taking this girl's order and it time time to ask for her name, she was being very hesitant. So I was just waiting for a reply until her mom says "Sorry she's shy!!" looks me in the eyes with a smile and tells me "Her name is Thankful!" ....poor child

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Vicky Z
Community Member
5 months ago

Yeah right she is shy! How can't she see what they did to their poor child oh my God!

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#14

North West

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Truth Monster
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm waiting for her to put out a perfume called "North" just to hear the commercial, "North by Northwest"

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#15

"What Were The Parents Thinking:" 30 People Share The Dumbest Baby Names They've Encountered Peter File

ViridianKumquat , Annie Spratt Report

Friday
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5 months ago

Nooooo!!!!

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#16

"What Were The Parents Thinking:" 30 People Share The Dumbest Baby Names They've Encountered Pridges Pancakes. He changed it to Richard Johnson.

But Olympic skier Anna Banana kept her name.

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
Community Member
5 months ago

I like the name Anna Banana. I think its cute

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#17

"What Were The Parents Thinking:" 30 People Share The Dumbest Baby Names They've Encountered I actually went to school with a guy named Richard Rash. To make it worse his mother was a teacher there

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Ian Milne
Community Member
5 months ago

D*ck Rash? He’ll need some cream for that

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#18

"What Were The Parents Thinking:" 30 People Share The Dumbest Baby Names They've Encountered Baby

Just a Baby.

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
5 months ago

Don't put Baby in the corner.

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#19

"What Were The Parents Thinking:" 30 People Share The Dumbest Baby Names They've Encountered A friend of a friend was named ‘Forsheeza Jolly Goodfellow’ before she had it changed. Can’t even imagine having to deal with that at school

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I want cake
Community Member
5 months ago

That's something you'd suggest as a joke, but following through is just cruel.

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#20

"What Were The Parents Thinking:" 30 People Share The Dumbest Baby Names They've Encountered I read a story once about triplets that were named Harry, Hermione, and Ron. Please dont do that

SadGirlPancake , Warner Bros Report

Princess Toadstool
Community Member
5 months ago

Children aren’t billboards for your fando,s

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#21

"What Were The Parents Thinking:" 30 People Share The Dumbest Baby Names They've Encountered Abcde (pronounce ab-city)

CauldronOfCum , Phil Goodwin Report

Marianne
Community Member
5 months ago

That was the poor girl who caused an incident at an airport, because the employees could not believe this was her actual name. They laughed at the name and the mother shamed them for laughing at her poor child, when in truth in was her fault for giving her child a ridiculous name like that.

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#22

"What Were The Parents Thinking:" 30 People Share The Dumbest Baby Names They've Encountered Blanket

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Shazz Winchester
Community Member
5 months ago

Jackson?

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#23

"What Were The Parents Thinking:" 30 People Share The Dumbest Baby Names They've Encountered Seen it all. Met a woman named Anal. Pronounced "Ah-nuhl". I had a friend named Cleopatra. And had a relative named Sextus but he just was called "Uncle Sex". Even heard of one called Merlin!

Hella111 , Sharon McCutcheon Report

tail_bite
Community Member
5 months ago

hear me out, Cleopatra is a good name

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#24

"What Were The Parents Thinking:" 30 People Share The Dumbest Baby Names They've Encountered Went to school with a girl named Candace Barbara Machine. Candy Bar Machine!

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Candace Fitzpatrick
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5 months ago

Nothing wrong with her first name

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#25

"What Were The Parents Thinking:" 30 People Share The Dumbest Baby Names They've Encountered Satan.

Well, unless of course you want them to be a lawyer when they grow up, in which case it might to a good marketing ploy.

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
5 months ago

He can change it into Lou(cifer)

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#26

"What Were The Parents Thinking:" 30 People Share The Dumbest Baby Names They've Encountered gaylord (yes its an actual name)

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Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago

That's right up there with Farquaad or Tarquin.

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#27

"What Were The Parents Thinking:" 30 People Share The Dumbest Baby Names They've Encountered Methaney

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Bex
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5 months ago

She must be pretty gassy

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#28

"What Were The Parents Thinking:" 30 People Share The Dumbest Baby Names They've Encountered Scooter. Hell no. I would not even name a dog that

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Foxxy (The Original)
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5 months ago

Scooter is a great name for a dog lol.

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#29

"What Were The Parents Thinking:" 30 People Share The Dumbest Baby Names They've Encountered Some girl I knew named her daughter Tru Love, I still can’t get over that bizarre combination

ChattyGracieLou , Omar Lopez Report

Your Average Pooh
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5 months ago (edited)

I hope Tru Love can hopefully, someday find True love.

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#30

"What Were The Parents Thinking:" 30 People Share The Dumbest Baby Names They've Encountered Chastity

Marsmetic , Jerry Wang Report

Raine Soo
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5 months ago

Chaz Bono was formerly known as Chastity. Blame Sonny and Cher.

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