The ridiculous baby names we’re going to hear a lot more of

As 2016 rolls on, we’ve probably all heard a few laughable baby names or two. However, this latest list from
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As 2016 rolls on, we’ve probably all heard a few laughable baby names or two. However, this latest list from the US Baby Center really takes the cake!

According to over 340,000 parents surveyed by the Baby Center, these are the latest and bizarre names parents are choosing for their children.

Whatever happened to traditional names like Charlotte, George or Emma? Do modern parents feel the need to choose different names, just for the sake of being “different”?

The latest names for baby girls include Arantxa, Chichi, Diem and Zowie. Meanwhile, the latest names for baby boys include Abbott (yes, like our former PM!), Blade, Brix and Quest.

How would you feel if your grandchild was given one of these latest (and slightly bizarre) names? Do you prefer traditional boys and girls names?

Unusual baby girl names:
Alabama
Arantxa
Atlas
Bentlee
Chichi
Diem
Frooti
Greenlee
Harmonee
Heavenly
Hephzibah
Honey
Huxley
Idalia
Indigo
Jazz
Kansas
Katana
Kizzy
Larkyn
Lyrik
Mafalda
Messiah
Monet
Moxie
Novalie
Nyx
Perpetua
Primrose
Psalm
Rogue
Sailor
September
Storm
Story
Sunshine
Swayze
Tate
Trixie
Tulip
Twinkle
Valkyrie
Zane
Zi
Zowie

Unusual baby boy names:
Abbott
Apollo
Aristotle
Arrow
Blade
Bobo
Braxten
Brix
Cater
Cedar
Chap
D’Artagnan
Dex
Eustace
Everest
Ferris
Fischer
Fraser
Fulton
Gryffin
Hannes
Inigo
Jansen
Janus
Jaeger
Jedi
Kael
Miggy
Mir
Oden
Orson
Paxon
Pi
Quest
Remi
Rockwell
Rusty
Scout
Sylar
Tergel
Wael
Werner
West
Xzander
Zyan

  1. How would you feel if your grandchild was given one of these latest (and slightly bizarre) names? Do you prefer traditional boys and girls names? Xx

  2. One thing I have noticed over the years – the more outlandish the spelling or the name or bothm the more bogan ‘wannabe’ are the parents.

    • Helise  

      Totally agree! Those tell-tale ‘Bogan’ names are going to be a serious handicap for the poor children when they grow up. I suspect any of them who will be upwardly mobile, and trying to escape their family background, will change their names to something standard and conservative.

  3. Helise  

    Trixie and Primrose should not be on this list of ridiculous, invented and/or misappropriated names, IMHO. Primrose is a perfectly acceptable flower name and fits in well with all those other girls’ flower names that have been loved for centuries. I personally would stop at Thistle being a flower name, yet here in Australia we had Thistle Harris, the well-known conservationist who was born in 1902. Trixie has been around for ages; I had a colleague named thus back in the early Seventies, and she was middle-aged then. I remember well when, as a young library assistant, I came across the author Christmas Humphreys, I thought it a very unacceptable choice of name and a cruel act on part of his parents. There also used to be a woman author named Christmas, , but her surname escapes me now.

  4. Rob smith  

    I know of a girl, Sonjasia ( Sonny) and a boy, Sageion (Sage) the whole family has their names starting with S.

  5. Judith Lowe  

    My sister in law has trendy neighbours; they named their daughter Sugar and their son Captain. First prize for being ridiculous! Funnily enough, when watching the ABC show “Hatched Matched and Dispatched” the other week, one of the staff at the registry of births deaths and marriages said some names weren’t allowed, and she specified a military rank like Captain.

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