Over the past few decades, it seems like good ol’ classic baby names like “Jason” and “Tiffany” have been tucked into the back of the baby name drawer, replaced with… something else.
And by “something else,” I mean names that sound like the result of a game of Scrabble gone terribly wrong.
Remember when naming your child was a delightful task, sprinkled with a touch of overwhelming anxiety?
Some millennial parents took that challenge, dialed it up to eleven, and, in their quest for uniqueness, ended up with a “tragedeigh” of a name. It’s almost like a linguistic cautionary tale: trying so hard to stand out that you fall flat on your face (or in this case, into the hilarious clutches of online forums).
Some make you squint, trying to decipher their pronunciation, while others are clear results of parents wanting their child to stand out in a crowd… of dictionaries.
And while we shouldn’t laugh too hard (okay, maybe just a chuckle), let’s use these as a gentle reminder: Naming your offspring? Maybe run it by a couple of friends first. Because, let’s face it, we’ve all seen a “tragedeigh” and thought, “Oh, honey, no.”
So, buckle up, and let’s dive into some names that took a sharp left turn on the road to originality.
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5. “For The Love Of God (Also Featuring The Most Sad Beige Nursery Ever)”
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