Bad Baby Names

When I heard the name of Beyonce and Jay-Z’s baby girl, Blue Ivy, I immediately thought damn here we go with these crazy celebrity baby names.  I’ve wondered if parents think about the name calling and harassment their child will have to endure as they grow up.  I understand wanting a unique name for your child, but some of the names we place on our children are just down right ridiculous, and Blue Ivy is one of them.  Blue Ivy is so rich, her name won’t matterShe will be tutored and socialize with Apple, Alabama Luella, Banjo, Sailor Lee and Diezel.  Yep, the names of other Celebrity children

What about the common folk?  You know the children that have to go to regular school and endure being teased on the playground or later in life turned down for a job because of their name.  Lets get real, people are turned down for jobs because of their names in Corporate America.  People prejudge or automatically make assumptions about who you are because of preconceived ideas.  They see your name on your Resume and automatically think they know you.  It hits the trash can. We’re not interested in the likes of you and your name says it all. 

Years ago names like Lexus and Mercedes were seen as ghetto names, especially if the children lived in the projects or another low income area.   What’s the chances of someone living in the ghetto driving or getting close to a Lexus or Mercedes?  Lexus and Mercedes have dropped to the bottom of our Bad Baby Names list.  Names like Buwana, KimKisha, Chandeler, Obamaneshaa, Pilot Inspektor, Jermajesty, and Blue Ivy are on the scene.  These are the names that will wear on innocent children.  These are the names that will cause a person to save every dime they can so they can change it down the road.  Sorry mom, but Obamanesha or Pilot Inspektor was more than I could bear.  I hope that you understand. 

People please think about your children and the world in which we live when you decide on a baby name.  More than likely, they will have to live with that name for the rest of their  life and the torture that goes along with it.   If you’ve noticed, I have intentionally not called my list Ghetto Names.  Bad Baby Names have no boundaries.  They’re just bad rather you live in the suburbs, Hollywood Hills or the ghetto.  Leave us a comment and let us know the worst baby name(s) that you’ve heard or what you think about parents who give these poor children horrendous names. 

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  1. I couldn't agree more.  As a teacher when I see "unique" names I don't think "boy that kid must be super smart or special.  I think either what were their parents on, or alternatively if it is a completely butchered spelling, I wonder as to the literacy level of those parents!

  2. It is important to think about.  Kids can be very mean so picking a name that won't be made fun of is important.