Katherine - posted on 04/19/2012 ( 50 moms have responded )
Nevaeh ("heaven" spelled backward and one of the most divisive names around, according to Wattenberg)
Destiny (people dislike names that confer a virtue onto a child, Wattenberg said -- and many associated this name with exotic dancers)
Addison (an example of a masculine named turned feminine, which many people dislike, Wattenberg said)
Gertrude (people said this name is "ugly")
Kaitlyn (for its "made-up" spelling)
Bertha (author's note: duh!)
Kaden (these rhyming names struck many as overdone, Wattenberg reported)
Hunter (too much like a last name or "too violent")
Bentley (people dislike brand-name names, Wattenberg found, calling them "trashy")
Michael (too boring, according to some)
I'm surprised to see some of them there -- especially Michael, and Kaitlyn doesn't seem that strangely spelled to me. But some of them, yeah ... "Bentley," really?
Still, if you love a name, it's your baby, and you get to decide. Don't let the haters color your opinion of a name you love ... just know that your child may be among those who hate it too.
What do you think of the baby names on this most hated list? Are your children's names on it? Do you care?
I love Madison! The others not so much......to many kids have those names. I can't stand traditional names, I like to be different. My daughters are Sydney and Alyce Jane. Alyce is named after her great-grandmothers. I liked the meanings too.
Are you happy with what you named your child?