10 of the ‘worst’ baby names have been revealed

A controversial forum discussion out of the UK has uncovered what some mums think are the worst baby names they've heard - and why.

Naming someone is such a great responsibility. They'll (probably) have the same moniker for the rest of their lives, so making this key decision at birth is one of the more serious jobs you've got as a new parent.

These days, names can come from all forms of inspiration. Baby names can be trendy and of the time, or they can be retro and inspired by a bygone era. You can bestow a name based on someone you know and love, or find inspiration in the things around you, such as art, geography, or even what you're watching on TV!


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There are a rising number of Khaleesi's in the world after the Game of Thrones series.

The parenting website, Mumsnet, asked readers, 'What would you never name a child, and why?' and the answers, well, they might surprise you.

Despite the list of crazy names you probaby have heard, the thread is actually full of everyday names, and revealed the weird and wonderful reasons why some women are not fans of particular names. 

Here are 10 of the best comments we've seen, as well as some of the not-so-solid reasoning behind why readers feel so strongly about these names:

  1. Mia. Largely because this leads some women to see 'M.I.A' or, 'Missing In Action.'
  2. Lana. It sounds nice, but sadly spelled backwards is a very unfortunate word.
  3. Alice. One reader says "I can't see anything other than the word Lice".
  4. Claudia. Because it means 'one who is lame' in Latin.
  5. Clementine. One poster says her brain defaults to 'phelgm' when she hears the shortened 'Clem'.
  6. Melina. Those in the medical field aren't a fan of this name because of the medical connotations that sound similar. We'll let you look that up.
  7. Ralph. "It will always be for me the name the character in the Judy Blume book gave his penis." Say no more.
  8. Nathan, Nathaniel or Nate. A teacher says, "You can guarantee when you see one of those on your class list that you're in for a bad year."
  9. Sienna. One poster said they liked it until they saw it written down and realised it's an anagram of 'Insane'
  10. Flora. You might think 'botanical'... one mum said it makes her think of bacteria.

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