What’s in a name? Everything! The process of finding a name for your little bundle of joy is fun and exciting. It’s such an incredible honor to bestow a name on another little human being. After exploring piles of baby name books and digging through family trees, you’ll end up with a list of names that you’ll narrow down to one or two of your favorites. Then, you might start asking your friends and family to give their opinions on your favorites. Lastly, as soon as you hold your newborn in your arms you’ll call them their name—and it will be perfect.
For the majority of newborns their names are traditional, such as Sophia or Mary—perhaps a favorite Great Aunt’s middle name or perhaps a modern twist on an old classic like Beau or Monroe. The name ends up being placed on the newborn’s hospital wristband and on their belongings. Everyone will be able to admire the beautiful newborn baby and their perfect little name.
Now, what if the name was worse than awful? What if the name was so horrible and/or embarrassing that the hospital didn’t want to comply with the parents wishes for the baby’s name? As bizarre as that sounds it isn’t as bizarre as some actual baby names out there. Without further ado, here are 15 of the World’s Worst Baby Names!
There were five babies born in 2014 with the name Billion. Yes, Billion. Parents wanted to jinx their children by making them paupers with a name like this.
Will Trillion be on the list soon too? The only plus side to a name like Billion is that it can be shortened to “Billy” or “Bill”. No one would have to know your full name, at least until high school graduation but even then you could still laugh it off and make a joke out of it. With well over a billion name combinations out there, why name your child Billion?!
Princecharles is all one word. What a royally pain in the rear this child’s name will be when he has to constantly spell it out and correct people on its spelling! Why on earth parents would do this to their child is anyone’s guess. Princecharles was named after Prince Charles of England but it would’ve been a million times better had his parents just separated the words and called him Prince Charles.
Princecharles is definitely a royal flush.
13. Audio Science
No, you aren’t suddenly reading a college course description, this is a baby’s name, specifically the child of actress Shannyn Sossamon (pictured above) and her ex-boyfriend Dallas Clayton. In 2003, little Audio Science was born and his name became an instant “Wha-t?!” It’s bizarre and pretty much as far from being a name as you can get.
What would be his nickname? Can you imagine pre-school or even high school graduation? “Would Audio Science Clayton please come to the stage?” There are going to be a few snickers when his name is announced. In 2012, Shannyn gave birth to her 2nd son named Mortimer, which is at least a little better than Audio Science.
12. Moxie Crimefighter
Yes, Moxie Crimefighter is an actual baby name. It’s not just a fictional character’s name. Moxie is the daughter of actor/magician, Penn Jillette and his wife Emily. How someone could even imagine coming up with a name as nuts as this is shocking let alone ridiculously stupid.
Penn has said that he doesn’t believe in middle names and neither he or his wife have middle names so he thought it would be fun to just create a word to fill in the spot where the middle name is supposed to go. Interesting.
An apple a day keeps the bullies away! At least you hope it does when your name is Apple. Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband Chris Martin, named their daughter Apple because Gwyneth loved the name. Gwyneth has stated she chose the name because it made her think of something good and wholesome. Chris just went along with whatever Gwyneth wanted.
Apple has a younger brother named Moses. Moses is at least a name, Apples are delicious but definitely not appropriate for a blonde haired, blue eyed baby girl.
Happy face! Cheerfulman! If you’re going to go with an emotion when naming your child, why go with one like sad? You could easily brighten things up a bit by using a more upbeat name. In 2014, Sadman first appeared on the U.S. Social Security list. Hopefully it will fall off the Social Security list within the next few years. When Sadman turns of age it’s likely he will march right into the courthouse and demand a more pleasant name that won’t detract job offers!
1..2…3…5..6……7! Musician Erykah Badu (shown above) and her boyfriend/musician Andre 3000 have a son named Seven. Erykyah has said that she decided on the name Seven because you can’t divide Seven, and Seven is a powerful number.
Seven has two half-siblings named Puma and Mars. Erykah is commonly referred to as the Queen of neo-soul music. She last made headlines in 2010 for dancing around nude in Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. She was sentenced to six months probation and slapped with a $500 fine. Seven splits his time between Erykah and his father Andre 3000.
8. Pilot Inspektor
No, that’s not a misspelling, the baby is actually named Pilot Inspektor. The parents are actor Jason Lee and his girlfriend Beth Riesgraf. Jason has said that he named his son Pilot after a song he heard by the band The Grandaddys. The middle name Inspektor because he just liked the sound of it.
Well, it’s definitely not a cutesy, childish name. It would be like calling a baby, Doctor Detective. It’s just something not meant to be a name. It will be interesting to see what any future siblings names will be. It’s hard to imagine they could be any worse!
There’s not one but SEVERAL little bundles of joy with the first name, Obamanique. Yes, Obamanique. Yes, named after the 44th U.S. President, Barack Hussein Obama. The little infant Obamaniques are running around the U.S. and Kenya.
It’s one thing to be unique in naming your child but…Obamanique? Why couldn’t they incorporate the name in the middle name? It almost sounds like an Obama groupie, like Justin Bieber’s “Beliebers”.
6. North West
Is there any surprise that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s baby girl landed on the list? North West is the name of an airline. North West should not be the name of your baby girl. It’s not just the fact that it’s totally gender neutral with no hint of being for a boy or girl, but it’s not even fit for a dog.
Did Kim or Kanye not stop and consider the teasing and taunting this little girl is going to get? North has about as much appeal as the name Eggo does. It was a name chosen to cause a stir and bring the Kardashian clan even more publicity. Will a sibling be named South West?
5. Hashtag Jameson
Hashtag Jameson was the brainchild of parents who were interested in something modern, but at the same time, something that no one else would have. They came up with Hashtag Jameson to capture attention and admiration for being unique, creative and well…pretty ridiculous!
Hashtag Jameson even has his own Facebook fan page. Will he use ‘#’ for short?
The daughter of a Labor and Delivery nurse heard this gross name and shared it on Reddit. There’s no explaining this name. Were the parents trying to win top honors for the world’s worst name? If so, they’ve definitely achieved a good contender. Orga*m is about as inappropriate for a baby name as you can get. It’s offensive, shocking, embarrassing, and downright vulgar. We can’t even write it here in this article without starring some of it out.
In Egypt, Jamal Ibrahim named his daughter Facebook after the role the social media giant played in spurring a revolution in his country. He wanted to express the ultimate thanks to Facebook for its role in getting rid of the despised President Hosni Mubarak.
By using Facebook, it brought people together to easily coordinate meet-ups and strategies for protests. January 25th, 2011 was the date of the big protest in Tahrir Square that kicked off a full 18 days of protests against police brutality and social injustice. It’s definitely understandable that Jamal is appreciative of the social media platform that enabled his country to band together to oust President Mubarak but naming your first born daughter Facebook? A card or monetary donation wouldn’t have been appropriate?
In 2014, Natalya Menshikova of Russia bestowed the name Lucifer on her bouncing baby boy. Russian authorities tried to dissuade her from giving the baby such an unpleasant name but she insisted he be named Lucifer.
Natalya told reporters that the name isn’t evil and means ‘light-bringing’. She is very happy with the name and will not be handing over the child to a Christian household as she has been pressured to do. Russian authorities have said they can’t force a name change but when the child reaches 14 years of age he can legally request his name to be changed.
1. Adolf Hitler
Hands down the world’s worst of the worst baby name is Adolf Hitler. The parents of Adolf Hitler Campbell are Heath and Deborah Campbell of New Jersey. In 2008, the name garnered the world’s attention when a grocery store refused to put “Happy Birthday Adolf Hitler” on the little boy’s birthday cake.
Heath and Deborah said they liked the name because it’s “unique and nobody else in the world will have it”. They also have three other children named Hons, Joycelynn Aryan Nation and Honszlynn Hinler.
In 2009, authorities stepped in and took the children away from their parents. Multiple domestic abuse issues and child endangerment caused a judge to rule the children could not return to their parents. It’s unknown if the children were given different names but for their sake hopefully they were given non-Nazi inspired names!