DS's name is not, but I found this list interesting.
I saw that posted on twitter the other day.
And I knew before I opened it, my middle DS's name would be on it. Just so happens it's the #1 hated boy name.
We still love it; no regrets, it's definitely fits him.
The funny thing about these names being the most hated is that they are also some of the most popular if you look at social security's list. Obviously that rubs people the wrong way and makes the names uber trendy.
Such a funny list to make! I knew DS's name would not there, but I found it particularly interesting as a teacher. I've encountered many of the "pop" names, with multiples in some classes. How many Cody's can there possibly be? (At least 3 in one class, btw). I've also had a student "Destiny" - and the name did fit her. I've also had two Hunters in the past two years, and they are really different from each other, but both all about "pushing the limits." Brayden - yep. Kaitlyn - yep. Mackenzie - yep.
I've been told that being a teacher makes naming your own kids really difficult. Especially if you have a name you love, but then along comes a student who trashes the name for you. Or a student that is so great, you don't want to use the name for fear of setting yourself up to expect kid will be just like them (subconsciously, of course).
Such a weird business, this naming of children!
Not on the list, but when I was pregnant with my first, DH and I decided it was our business, and ours only, what we would name him or her. So when relatives asked what baby names we had planned, to avoid opinions, I always said "Aldolf Vigfus, unless it is a boy."
And then I emailed a list like that one, with awful names, to my immediate family, saying these were our choices. Evil, I know. Everyone got my sense of humor, except my sister, who was very upset by the mail and called me crying....
I highly recommend it, it stopped everyone from asking. And then they were so grateful when we named our son; though they probably would have been grateful with almost any name. No one even asked when I was pregnant the second time around.