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

Worst-Child-Names X Æ A-12

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

Stupid, stupid, stupid name.

Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Not even a name

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Connie Martin
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1 month ago

The most selfish, narcissistic thing to do EVER.

Mia
Community Member
1 month ago

Totally. Look at the parents. They probably don't even raise him. The nannies do!

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Full of Giggles
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1 month ago

That’s not a name. It’s a captcha code.

BOKUTO!
Community Member
1 month ago

what kind of fools name their child a 30% off coupon code

Steve
Community Member
1 month ago

It's pronounced "Help me!"

Tiny Dynamine
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1 month ago

The guy is a total moron.

Evan Scheu
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1 month ago

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He's actually very smart

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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1 month ago

Sometimes I wonder if Elon Musk and Grimes are secretly alien face-huggers that have been sent here to study the human race.

Martha Hubbs
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1 month ago

Lmao!!!

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Celeste Grant
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1 month ago

Poor child. Clearly done for media interest without any thought for the child who has to live with this craziness. I pity any child who is named in such a vain and thoughtless way

Caroline
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1 month ago

Imagine when he's at nursery trying to write his name for the first time. While sitting next to Leo and Kim.

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Happy Daihatsu
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1 month ago (edited)

I thought this was a list of baby names, not a list of gift card codes

Easily Excitable Panda
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1 month ago

Pronounced, "Steve." (Honestly, I have no idea how they pronounce it.)

FifiPanda
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1 month ago

Seriously- this is just cruel to that child

Vicky Zar
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1 month ago

He is a trust fund kid. It doesn't matter what his name is.

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If I could I would live under water
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1 month ago

How do you pronounce it?

speer5884@msn.com
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1 month ago

I saw somewhere that it's pronounced "Zyle". Z for the X-sound in xylophone, long I sound for the "a e-dans-l’a", and "L" is the 12th letter of the alphabet. Though I suppose "exile" would make as much sense.

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⭐Onyx (they/them)⭐
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1 month ago

Somebody I know is named Pencil

Tina Hugh
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1 month ago

Pencil sounds normal at this point. Oops, unintended pun. Never mind.

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Mia
Community Member
1 month ago

IT would be assumed the kid will be changing his name at some point. Can't wait to see him in 20 years

Khalil Verdejo
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1 month ago

OK, class! We have a new student! His name is...*has seizure*

QueenMiri
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1 month ago

The poor child.

Johnny Døpe
Community Member
1 month ago

It’s like a product number ! Or prison code .. idiotic

Diemond Star
Community Member
1 month ago

Wtf???

Don't Look
Community Member
1 month ago

Let us consider the sheer brain power that caused this guy to screw some brain dead woman and let her admit online that she doesn’t know a damned thing about his interests - the sr-71 is not something to name a child after - but more importantly he berated her dumb self for getting the whole thing wrong in the first place.

Lillukka79
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1 month ago

It's pronounced "my dads a twat".

Michelle Muirhead
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1 month ago

The ultimate T****r.

NeonDisco
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1 month ago

And the pronunciation is?... Absolutely ridiculous, too many people trying to out do each other with unique names and giving no thought to the child who has to live with it.

El Dee
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1 month ago

This one is just cruel..

René Kok
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1 month ago

Missing the kid named Abcde in this list

Sarra R
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1 month ago

Lol I remember that. Isn't it pronounced ab-sih-dee? I mean the pronunciation is gorgeous. The spelling though? 🤔

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glowworm2
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1 month ago

How do you even pronounce it?

Jasmine Hufflepuff Henderson
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1 month ago

X Ash A 12 according to Elon.

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Sarra R
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1 month ago

It's on par to when Prince changed his name to that symbol and was then known as 'the artist formerly known as Prince'. He went from a simple 6 letter name to an un-name to a freaking 30 letter not-name.

Rob Chapman
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1 month ago

Um....how in the blue hell is that pronounced?

Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Nothing can top that i think!

tail_bite
Community Member
1 month ago

its pronounced how you say my name

Linda HS
Community Member
1 month ago

How TF do you pronounce ut?

GaeFrog
Community Member
1 month ago

How do you even pronounce this

backatya
Community Member
1 month ago

dumb

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
1 month ago

Soooo... How do you pronounce it?

Mark Erwin
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1 month ago

How does one pronounce that?

Mark Erwin
Community Member
1 month ago

How do one pronounce that?

Aroace tiger
Community Member
1 month ago

How do you even pronounce this???

Carrot Stick
Community Member
1 month ago

Why

Lemonclouds20
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1 month ago

How does one pronounce it?

Renata Davies
Community Member
1 month ago

what is this child, a fricken clone from star wars???

FloridaMan
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1 month ago (edited)

XASHA-12 sasha????

Paradise
Community Member
1 month ago

Apple did not fall far from the tree.

Margaret Colquhoun
Community Member
1 month ago

Why on earth would you name a child with a password?

Homer Office
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1 month ago

Class of 1966: Grover Icenogle, Egwan Spelmanus. Class of 1967: Melvin Mortvedt. True. Not jokey but true.

Homer Office
Community Member
1 month ago

Class of 1966: Grover Icenogle, Egwan Spelmanus. Class of 1967: Melvin Mortvedt. Not bubbly-jokey, but true.

Tina Mercado
Community Member
1 month ago

Not a name for a child --- not really a child, but a robot? Well, he/she will be able to know how to write it soon enough, after learning the ABCs - XYZs!

Todd Hollfelder
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh c"mon, They wanted to be different and they succeeded. Elon Musk also ended up in court for the symbolism.

Dylan_Is_Gay
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1 month ago

Poor kid

k. Ena
Community Member
1 month ago

genius = crazy... literally. so i'm not surprised.

Id row
Community Member
1 month ago

That kid can always rename himself Rich when he turns 18.

TheReader19
Community Member
1 month ago

Please remind me how this pronounced, if it can be pronouced?

Hollysmom
Community Member
1 month ago

I can't remember which one but some country has to approve baby names and won't of they are weird or senseless.

Thomas Es Thomas
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh, little Sheshe. Xexe.

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
1 month ago

X Æ A-12 dropping sick bars like: *Portal 2 OST I Saw A Deer Today*

HooowlAtTheMoon
Community Member
1 month ago

How do you even pronounce that

The Redhead
Community Member
1 month ago

I am dying to know how they pronounce the childs name.

LaurieAnne Smith
Community Member
1 month ago

And you pronounce it how???

Beth Arriaga
Community Member
1 month ago

My grandmother had a friend, back in the 1930's, who named her baby every name the family presented her with. The child's name was Mary Ann Mandy Crotha Martha Jane Allemedori Fredoni Anne. Yes, two Ann's.

cassiushumanmother
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1 month ago

That's still relatively common in some countries. In France i had several friends with 4 or 5 first names. Most common to have 3, i have 2. I ve heard that it's a nightmare for french people with several first names to live in Japan, they have to translate all the names and they must be written on all papers. They are not compound names like "Jean-Pierre" but separate names like "Jean, Pierre" but sometimes we have official mail or paperwork with all our first names without any - or , and that's confusing.

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AJ
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1 month ago

They are trend setters. Wonder if X Æ A-13 has been named already?

KermitZeFwog
Community Member
1 month ago

Honestly reminds me of stranger things

Virgil Sanders
Community Member
1 month ago

poor kid having to live with that name

Sunshine Sunshine
Community Member
1 month ago

This is just a curly judgemental post

KitKatss
Community Member
1 month ago

Omg yes, finally people talking about how stupid this name is 🙄

Logic and Reason
Community Member
1 month ago

And no, it’s not pronounced “Kyle” or “Steve”. I’m not sure why people insist that it is, but Elon Musk himself said that it was pronounced Ex Ash A Twelve.

K Child
Community Member
1 month ago

The kid will probly go by another nickname. Practically no one will be able to pronounce it on first try. Especially teachers or doctors. I just don’t see the kid putting up with that.

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Martha Hubbs
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1 month ago

I wish I could give this on UNLIMITED up votes!!

Ilsa Laszlo
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1 month ago

And they spell it like that or just ex. Alex?

Rissie
Community Member
1 month ago

It's actually X AE A-Xii now. Because not having numbers is important to the laaaaw!

Martha Meyer
Community Member
1 month ago

The law should have saved that poor child from being given a series of numbers and consonants as a "name".

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Lara Verne
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1 month ago

Why?

Lydia Gichia-Black
Community Member
1 month ago

So he can forever be different

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Bill
Community Member
1 month ago

Is her nickname "oxcart" then like the A-12?

Andrew Lee
Community Member
1 month ago

Bullshit it’s illegal to do this

Thundercuss
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1 month ago

No it's not.

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago (edited)

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Well, that was the original name of the son of Elon Musk and Grimes.

Patricia Healton
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1 month ago

Grimes ain't a good name either but for her a better name would be Grimey.

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#2

Worst-Child-Names Jack Cass, I know it’s bad because it’s my name

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Brian J
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1 month ago

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

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#3

Worst-Child-Names 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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1 month ago

is dad James Olivier? he would approve

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#4

Worst-Child-Names 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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1 month ago

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

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#5

Worst-Child-Names I have heard of many bad names, but Sex Fruit is probably the worst I have seen.

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
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1 month ago

Why name your own child this???

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#6

Worst-Child-Names 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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1 month ago

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

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#7

Worst-Child-Names 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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1 month ago

She could join X-Men though!

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#8

Worst-Child-Names 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)
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1 month ago

Is that even legal? If so, poor kid.

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#9

Worst-Child-Names Tequila. Sibling was Margarita

Anonymouspapayaz , Marisa Howenstine Report

Christina Wood
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1 month ago

That's child abuse

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#10

Worst-Child-Names My mum once worked at a school and there was a kid called "Thank God".

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
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1 month ago

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

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#11

Worst-Child-Names 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

peachxstile , jamieoliver's profile picture jamieoliver Report

ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
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1 month ago

It sounds like a kid named their kids.

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#12

Worst-Child-Names 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
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1 month 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

Worst-Child-Names 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

estoniansweetener , Janko Ferlič Report

Vicky Z
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1 month 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
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1 month 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

Worst-Child-Names Peter File

ViridianKumquat , Annie Spratt Report

Friday
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1 month ago

Nooooo!!!!

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#16

Worst-Child-Names Pridges Pancakes. He changed it to Richard Johnson.

But Olympic skier Anna Banana kept her name.

larrymoencurly , Marina Abrosimova Report

ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
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1 month ago

I like the name Anna Banana. I think its cute

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#17

Worst-Child-Names I actually went to school with a guy named Richard Rash. To make it worse his mother was a teacher there

LilPeaHen , Hunter Johnson Report

Ian Milne
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1 month ago

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

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#18

Worst-Child-Names Baby

Just a Baby.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

Don't put Baby in the corner.

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#19

Worst-Child-Names 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

tboner1969 , Ratiu Bia Report

I want cake
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1 month ago

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

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#20

Worst-Child-Names I read a story once about triplets that were named Harry, Hermione, and Ron. Please dont do that

SadGirlPancake , Warner Bros Report

Princess Toadstool
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1 month ago

Children aren’t billboards for your fando,s

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#21

Worst-Child-Names Abcde (pronounce ab-city)

CauldronOfCum , Phil Goodwin Report

Marianne
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1 month 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

Worst-Child-Names Blanket

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Shazz Winchester
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1 month ago

Jackson?

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#23

Worst-Child-Names 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
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1 month ago

hear me out, Cleopatra is a good name

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#24

Worst-Child-Names Went to school with a girl named Candace Barbara Machine. Candy Bar Machine!

mimiharmon1 , Tanaphong Toochinda Report

Candace Fitzpatrick
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1 month ago

Nothing wrong with her first name

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#25

Worst-Child-Names 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.

cask__redie , Matthew Rutledge Report

ADHORTATOR
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1 month ago

He can change it into Lou(cifer)

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#26

Worst-Child-Names gaylord (yes its an actual name)

frenzzyLeggs , Amanda Sofia Pellenz Report

Raine Soo
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1 month ago

That's right up there with Farquaad or Tarquin.

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#27

Worst-Child-Names Methaney

SomeWhat97 , Katie Gerrard Report

Bex
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1 month ago

She must be pretty gassy

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#28

Worst-Child-Names Scooter. Hell no. I would not even name a dog that

Michaeldim1 , Greys Capuyan Report

Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

Scooter is a great name for a dog lol.

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#29

Worst-Child-Names 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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1 month ago (edited)

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

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#30

Worst-Child-Names Chastity

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

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

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