Saw this article today and realized that almost
every single one of my acquaintances on FB that has a child has given him/her a name from this list. And I tend to agree with the list.
There are also several articles about the studies on the correlation between a child's name and their anticipated success in life, which I think has some credibility to it (e.g., simply-spelled and easy-to-pronounce names /> unusually spelled/pronounced names in the career world, statistically according to these studies
So, for purposes of an interesting discussion (not intending to offend anyone), what names make you cringe? What would you never name your child?Me:
Just like the list in the link, the boy name "Jayden" or anything rhyming with it like "Hayden" "Braden" etc. sounds too feminine to me, and it also seems to be the popular choice of teen moms. For girls, I would never use any sort of verb or noun that is usually identified with nature but spelled in a special snowflake way, which is the popular thing to do if you're a celebrity now (e.g., "Rayne") or others like "Destiny" and "Hope." Also, "Makayla" (or any spelling alternative) sounds like a little brat to me - it just does. Can't explain why.
On the other hand, what names do you like? I love Dominic for a boy and Natalie for a girl (however, we are fence-sitting on whether we even want kids at all right now).