Contact Us

Here Are the Most Disliked Baby Names of 2011

Laura Wattenberg is the author of a baby name book called “The Baby Name Wizard”, and instead of running the usual studies to find out which baby names are most popular, she went the other direction and found out which names are disliked.

For boys, names with an “aiden” sound dominated the list.  The top four most disliked are Jayden, Brayden, Aiden, and Kaden . . . and Hayden came in sixth.

The rest of the top 10 are Hunter coming in fifth, then Bentley seventh, then Tristan, Michael, and Jackson.

For girls, the most disliked name was the ever-controversial Nevaeh.  That’s “heaven” backwards.  The rest of the list includes Madison, Mackenzie, McKenna, Addison, Gertrude, Kaitlyn, Makayla, Bertha, and Hope.

Wattenberg’s study also found some trends about disliked names.  Usually the names that came out of nowhere to become popular experience a backlash.  So do masculine names that suddenly become feminine, and weird spellings.

Some people go the other direction and just hate traditional names, which is how a name like Michael made the top 10.

According to the most recent Social Security Administration data, in 2009, the most popular boys’ baby names were Jacob, Ethan, and Michael . . . and for girls it was Isabella, Emma, and Olivia.

(LiveScience)

More From KOOL 98

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://98kool.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on KOOL 98 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on KOOL 98 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!