100 Ugly Baby Names You'd Want To Avoid

Choosing the right name for a baby is a responsibility as it marks their presence in the world and defines their existence. Hence, you should avoid choosing ugly baby names. Instead, choosing a name based on its meaning and sound would work well, hoping it would reflect in their lives. But how do you differentiate between the good and the ugly names? The best way is to find the unsightly and unpleasant names you must avoid. Our list below has been prepared after scavenging through many names. We think the following names may be outdated, have bad meanings, or repulsive that you should steer away from. These names include a few contemporary baby names and a few ancient ones that have been un-popularized over time. Check out the list.

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Ugly And Annoying Girl Names You Can Avoid

1. Nevaeh

The only thing we can say about naming your child Nevaeh (the opposite of Heaven) is that it is kinder than calling her Hell. Nevaeh is not creative at all. It is bad, unappealing and tacky. It also trended on Twitter as #uglybabynames.

2. Olga

Yes, you read it right! Olga is actually a name and means beautiful in Russian. Don’t you think Olga sounds too much like an old deformed grotesque guy or something?

3. Helga

Just listen to the way it sounds. It really hurts our throat while saying this name. Helga was the name of the main lead of the Nickelodeon show “Hey Arnold”. Remember the girl with a pink dress, blonde pigtails with a pink bow that would keep pushing everyone around?

4. Peggy

As a moniker, Peggy lacks feminity and grace. It makes us think of a waitress in a restaurant or a malformed somebody with two peg legs. Yes, we know that it makes no sense.

5. Prudence

We don’t really have anything against this name, but just that it would suit an ancient aunt than a baby.

6. Veraminta

This name sounds like ‘where are my mints”. Hilarious, isn’t it?

7. Zuma

Yes, we know that Zuma is a name of a beach in Malibu, but is also a computer game. One of the worst unlovely names for girls, it’s an acronym for an adverse gastrointestinal condition.

protip_icon Point to consider
Do a thorough research on the meaning, origin, and implications of the name before finalizing it, because it is an identity that a child will carry throughout their life.

8. Moxie Crimefighter

Job descriptions have never worked and will never work as proper names. And what are the odds that the kid will grow into a crime fighter? Slim, right? Wondering who gave this unpretty name to her child? It’s none other than Penn Jillette.

9. Tu Morrow

This abhorrent name probably came up during the high preconception conversation. The only tragedy is that Rob Morrow could not find a better one. We just hope that his daughter likes the name Annie, as her classmates will be serenading her with it forever.

10. Time

Good lord! We pray for the poor child whose name is Time. And if someone can name their child Time, they can call them Clock as well. Just imagine how your child would respond when someone asks her name.

11. Surtiyem

Surtiyem or sodium? We have never heard a name this distasteful before. It just sounds that the parents who named the child were low-headed, dumb and stupid.

12. Fifi Trixiebell

As much as we can recall, Paris Hilton used this name for her little dogs, And Paula Yates and Bob Geldof used it for their daughter. Now these are truest fans of Paris Hilton. Geldof and Yates didn’t hold it back for their other daughters as well. They named the second one Peaches Honeyblossom and the third one Pixie.

13. Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily

It’s Paula Yates again, and this time she chose an objectionable name for her daughter. She has some strange baby name madness.

14. Anous

This name is nasty and offensive IYKWIM. I can never take this name seriously in my entire life. Nobody would, I think.

15. Boomquifa

A parent who names her child Boomquifa should be sent to jail and we, are not kidding. The name is repugnant. And how is it even pronounced? Not to mention all the horrible teasing that would come with it.

16. Irelynn

Irelynn is a downright stupid and lazy name. People must have picked it as a variation to Ireland.

17. Sue

Sue will make an excellent name for a cat or dog, but not a girl. And sue is another term for prosecute. So without giving a second thought, pick some other name for your child. And it was also on the ugly baby name list on Twitter.

18. Le-a

Le- dash-A? What kind of name of is it? Or is it an acronym? And it would probably lead to a lot of bullying too! What’s more surprising is that it has the unseemly pronunciation of Ledasha, which means the dash is not silent.

19. Bob

We don’t mean to exaggerate, but it’s no less than child abuse to name your kid Bob. Bob is usually considered a short form for Roberta.

20. Bertha

We just have one thing to say about this moniker. Bertha is an outdated name and shows no chance of resurgence. We don’t mean to say all old-timey names are bad, but this one is not even heard now. And it sounds nanny types too!

21. Schartzmugel

This name is just a bunch of letters put together. It’s incredibly hard to pronounce and spell. In fact, it took me a couple of minutes to learn how to get a hand on it. Just wonder how your child will write her name in preschool or kindergarten. And we doubt if it has any real meaning.

22. Facebook

An Egyptian couple named their daughter Facebook to honor the role the social site had on the Egypt Revolution. Well, there were plenty of other ways to acknowledge their efforts too.

23. Hashtag

Here’s another social media inspired name. And it sounds as ridiculous as Facebook.

24. Hellzel

Combined names can never ever be a good idea. According to Hellzel’s, her mother liked the name Hazel and her father loved hells angels, so they came up with this monstrous mess.

25. Princess Tiaamii

The little daughter of Katie Jordon Price will soon realize that she is no real princess. And even the extra vowels in her name would not be able to cushion the blow.

26. Grogda

Grogda sounds like a green witch or a green toad. Certainly not the best name to bestow on your child.

27. Love-child Ermengarde

The bearer of this name will be embarrassed as hell when she finds out the meaning of her name. Ermengarde is the name of the mother’s grandmother. We feel you girl!

28. I’munique

Ok! Children are unique to their parents. But don’t you think the idea of naming the I’munique a bit over the top?

29. Kaizyle

Kaizyle is not just weird as hell, but is also confusing to pronounce. The baby selector said that her mother liked Paisley, but she thought it was too normal. So she selected a name that rhymes with Paisley.

30. Orgasm

Yes, that’s right! We’ve heard an abundance of terrible names as of now, but this one is by far the worst. And sadly, we are not kidding.

31. Yetzel

Yetzel sounds so much as pretzel. So here’s one food-inspired name for you, but with a slight twist.

32. Ninel

Do you know the history of this name? The name entered the mainstream during the Russian revolution and it is Lenin spelled backwards.

33. Abstinence

There was a little girl named Abstinence. Her parents must be very strict, we must say.

34. Britney Shakira Beyonce

No no no, these names are not of three different babies. It belongs to one single child. The parents of these children were the biggest fans of pop music. They even said that they would call her by the full name all the time.

35. Like

No, we don’t ‘like’ this name. The name shows the extent of how much social media has affected their lives. The parents of this baby were so much obsessed with Facebook that they decided to call her Like, after the Like feature on Facebook.

36. I’adorher

We know that every parent adores their babies, but this in no way means they will name her I’adorher, pronounced as “I adore her”.

37. Derfla

The parents of the baby thought they were going to have a baby boy and decided to name him after their old Uncle Alfred. But they had a girl and had to come up with something. So they jumbled up the word and came with Derfla.

38. Eighmey

Eighmey is supposedly the creative spelling for Amy. Seriously, why do people even come up with variations? It looks hideous.

39. Apple

We still cannot get over Gwyneth Paltrow naming her baby Apple. The fact that the trend never caught on says enough of the name.

40. Matyson

There’s also an instance of someone naming his or her child Matyson, instead of Madison. That’s just a bit too unique.

41. North West

North West, a celebrity name
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West name their daughter North West. No joke!

42 Taira Rose

This name is incredibly cheesy. It sounds less like a name and more as a pink shade, you know dusty rose, brick rose, similarly tiara rose.

43. Dusk

We thought Dawn was the silliest, considering that it is subjected to regional accents, but it is at least optimistic. Dawn, on the other hand, is strange and even depressing.

44. Camera

Arthur Ashe could opt for some interesting names in this genre. Why did she go for the generic Camera? Nikon or Canon could also be considered.

45. Mars

As far as we know, guys, not girls, are supposed to be from Mars. Then why did Erykah Badu choose it for her girl?` We think it was a very dumb decision. And what’s with the middle name Merkaba?

46. Diva Thin Muffin

As if the girls did not already have enough burden that lead to the eating disorders that Frank Zappa made called her daughter Diva Thin Muffin.

47. Moon Unit

Frank Zappa has a history of bad naming habits. Or maybe he wants her daughter to excel in science. Just maybe!

48. Hero

Myleene Klass named her daughter Hero. At least, she had the feminist sense not to name her child ‘Heroine’, which also has some undesirable connotations.

49. Sharkiesha

A child named Sharkiesha should be living in an ocean, not on ground. It’s plain stupid!

50. Derpina

This is what rage comics have done to the world. Some parents are actually naming their girls Derpina. The next name you might see is Derp or even Troll Face.

protip_icon Be watchful
Picking an ugly name or one with a negative meaning or connotation can impact the child’s psyche and lead to bullying at school. So, be cautious while choosing a name for your child.

Ugly And Annoying Boy Names You Can Avoid

51. Dick

We won’t get into details on why we don’t like this name.

52. Gaylord

The poor little kid will have to fight in the schoolyard daily. This name should just be banned.

53. Tierrainney

This name is so packed with letters that it will implode on itself.

54. Strandrew

The oh-so-creative parents slapped the two names Andrew and Stephen together and came up with Standrew.

55. Phelony

Naming someone Phelony is borderline criminal. The name is apparently a variation of felony, which most of us know what it means.

56. Semaj

Could you figure out the name yet? We bet you didn’t. Semaj is James spelled backward and it, is pronounced “seh-mah-zhay”.

57. Sssst

This one is our most favorite of all the dumb boy names. The first one to guess it correct pronunciation will get a prize. Tip- it is pronounced as Four-es-t.

58. Jammy

Some parents thought Jammy was the correct spelling of Jamie. That’s tragic for the child. And tragic parenting as well.

59. Thermopylae

What is it even? A mythical god’s name? A combination name? No! Thermopylae is a town in Greece. But does the bearer of this name even know that?

60. Mazn

Why Mazen? Because the parents felt amazing when the child was born. And in the process, they forgot that the baby would grow up and lead an adult life.

61. Abcde

This moniker is pronounced as Ab-sid-ee, sounds more like obesity. Unfortunately, the parents were not as clever as they thought they were.

62. Weegee

Weegee sounds like Luigi but is much grosser. It’s like something a toddler would call an adult as a nickname.

63. Angus

Angus would be fine for a 43 year old doctor, but definitely not for a cuddly infant.

64. Elmo

Yes, parents are seriously naming their children after a character from Sesame Street. That’s what we call, a special type of dumb baby name. What would they name the second child? Big Bird?

65. Seaman

When you can have Cruise, why not Seaman? It also sounds like the name of a superhero residing in the ocean.

66. Cannon

Were the parents of this child in the military? Then what made them choose this name? The name would look and sound weirder if the last name was Ball.

67. Pilot Inspektor

Jason Lee, a renowned celebrity named his son Pilot Inspektor. Can someone please tell us why? It’s not even a real job. Plane Inspector is, but it’s just two steps above a worker in the glamor department.

68. Audio Science

Here’s another instance of failed baby naming by celebs. Actress Shannon Sossamon named her son Audio Science. It sounds more like a music class of college. Terrible!

69. Christmas

The parents named one child Christmas, and the child Ice Man. We predict the third child will be called Santa Claus.

70. Kal-El

Some celebs like to believe that their children have superpowers, like Nicolas Cage.

71. Mor’a’mang

A child in Africa was named Mor’a’mang, which means ‘whose son is it’?

72. Satan

Satan, a scary and ugly name
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Satan is worse than most of the named mentioned here. We thought nobody would even think of naming his or her child, but we were wrong. But some parents had the audacity to give this horrendous name to their child. It just shows how messed up people are these days.

73. Pud:

When asked how the child got the name Pud, the mother replied, he would always pull his pud so it just stuck. She later said that she didn’t even tell his real name anymore.

74. Bogart Che Peyote

Reality star David Rainey named his son Bogart Che Peyote. We just want to say a few things to David. Using the names of drugs and revolutionaries is one thing and selecting random letters and making a name out of it is another.

75. Bruce

Bruce is not exactly an ugly name. Wonder why it trended along with other names on Twitter. Batman haters must have done it.

76. Arthur

Arthur is one of those graveyard names that has retired completely and show no signs of resurgence.

77. Marty

Extremely cruel of parents who opted this moniker. The child will grow up hating this name.

78. Prince Michael II

Was Michael Jackson a king? We agree that he was once the ‘king’ of pop, but naming his child Prince Michael is beyond our understanding. He compensated for his choice by nicknaming the kid Blanket, as if no one would ever find fault with.

79. Jermajesty

A bad pun on the name should be avoided at all cost. The name sounds like a name of a failed hip-hop album.

80. Denim

Suede, Poly-Blend, polyester Denim, these ugly baby boy names are just not good names for children.

81. Diesel

And neither are diesel, petrol and name of the any other fossil fuels. Tony Braxton, this was directed at you.

82. Banjo

Rachel Griffiths and Andrew Taylor named their child Banjo, which we think is the worst musical instrument name to bestow on anyone.

83. Sage Moonblood

We have no problems with Sage. In fact, it’s a beautiful name. But Moonblood sounds like a feminine hygiene product sold in stores.

84. Speck Wildhorse

Elaine Irwin and John Cougar Mellencamp named their son Speck. What is it short for? Spectator, Special and Speculum? And what on earth is Wildhorse?

85. Pirate

There is no better way to guarantee that your kid will become an accountant than to name him Pirate. That’s probably what Korn Jonathan Davis and his wife Deven were thinking while naming their child.

86. Rebel

Robert Rodriguez did not just stop at Rebel. He named his other three sons Rocket, Racer and Rogue. What name would you suggest for his next child? We’d root for Rapscallion.

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Give your child the freedom and flexibility to change their name officially if they are not comfortable with the one they are given. After all, it is their name, right?

87. Seven

Why did Andre Benjamin and Erykah Badu specifically go for Seven? Why not Eight or Six? What does Sever refer to here? Does anyone have an answer to it.

88. Kyd

Kyd is one of those names that invite people to speculate parents. Firstly, it implies that parents did not care enough to select a proper name for the child. Secondly, the parents cannot spell.

89. Satchel

Why not go ahead and name your child ‘purse’, or ‘man purse’ or ‘laptop bag’. Thankfully, Woody Allen and Mia Furrow went ahead and changed it to Ronan.

90. Dweezil

Dweezil is a sad variation of Diesel. Or you can say it’s a combination of ‘dweeb’ and ‘weasel’. Parents probably thought it’s a bully-proof name for their child.

91. Bronx Mowgli

As if, Bronx wasn’t bad enough. Bronx Mowgli sounds like a remake of Jungle Book where the lead guy transports to Miami and has to learn how to live in an urban jungle.

92. Ib

Which sad parent would name his or her child something that sounds like what you say when you are bored? It’s really upsetting thinking the kid will have to live his entire life with this stupid name.

93. Laqueesh

This pathetic name sounds like a type of pasta or noodle. It will sound great with Meatballs as a surname.

94. Osama

For heaven’s sake, do not name your child Osama. As the child gets older and attends middle or high school, everyone will probably start hating him.

95. Wolfgang

Do you know who Mozart is? It’s Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart! It must have been a cool name in Mozart’s generation, but now it’s not.

96. Head

Imagine parents discussing with each other, “Did you get Head from school yet?

97. Shrek

Yes, there are many people named Shrek. And they are in no way green in color.

98. Pinocchio

At least the parents will know when their child lies.

99. Chip

Potato chip? Memory chip? Or Chip, the chipmunk? What do you think must have inspired the parent to pick this moniker?

100. Minecraft

Minecraft is not just limited to the game. Some fanatics have named their baby after this game. The child will probably be considered a geek.

What are the ugliest and dumbest names that you have ever heard? Tell us by commenting below!

Disclaimer: This list was created based on user reviews across the globe. We don’t mean to offend any of you; all in good fun.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why do people choose such odd and unattractive names for their children?

Parents may choose unattractive names for children due to several factors, such as familial or cultural traditions, celebrity influence, or as honor of a loved one. In addition, the need for uniqueness, creative expressiveness, and ensuring their child stands out can motivate them toward odd names.

2. Is it fair to judge someone based on their name?

It is unfair to judge someone based on their name as it may be influenced by assumptions and stereotypes rather than factual information. In addition, unfair judgments may have an unexplained impact on the child’s social identity, personal beliefs, or mental health.

3. What cultural or regional factors can influence perceptions of what is considered an ugly name?

The cultural or regional factors that can influence perceptions of what is considered an ugly name include the language spoken in the region, the pronunciation of the name, the historical significance, famous associations, or the fictional connotation of the name.

Ugly baby names are the ones that you must avoid, and we have prepared this list of ugly names that you should steer away from. Although no names are ugly, these are words or names of particular objects that do not fit well in the place for naming a baby. Uncommon names such as Tu Morrow, Hashtag, and Boomquifa are often considered ugly and not suitable for naming a child. Scroll through the list to know more ugly names for both boys and girls that you should avoid for naming your baby.

Infographic: Ugly Baby Names You’d Want To Avoid

The journey of searching for the right name for your baby can put forth a lot of options. But not all names are up for grabs. There are a few that you should avoid using for your baby. In the following infographic, we have prepared a list of names you should avoid when considering a name for your little one.

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Key Pointers

  • Names are personal identities that a person carries for a lifetime.
  • Avoiding ugly, outdated, or vulgar names is essential.
  • Some names sound downright offensive due to the nature of their pronunciation and meanings. Examples include Anous and Gaylord.
  • In addition, one must avoid head-turning outlandish names like Abcde, Le-A, Sssst, etc.
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