Monday, March 17, 2008

Bad Baby Names

(Submitted by Tom, our Las Vegas reader)

Be glad that all of our parents did not "lumber us" with some of these monikers. Ha! Ha! ( shares the silliest, craziest and downright most humiliating baby names.

What would compel a parent to bestow a newborn with a name like “Tiny Hooker” or “Fanny Large”? Or an amusing choice like “Wanna Towell"? It’s not just Hollywood’s elite opting for unique, embarrassing names—throughout history, normal people separated their offspring from the masses with truly terrible names. In “Bad Baby Names,” Michael Sherrod and Matthew Rayback, of the genealogy Web site, share thousands of shocking names given to real people, as recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau. Discover the funny names based around common themes, like diseases (Fever Bender, Cholera Peace), food (Bread White, Pomegranate Purple), pets (Good Dog), and if you thought Wednesday Addams was unfortunate—wait till you meet Monday Monday.


Anonymous said...

The worst kid name where I have met the kids is "Crash Vernon" with the normal last name

Anonymous said...

I have known twin boys named, incredibly, Seymour and Seyless.

Matthew Rayback said...

Hey. I'm one of the authors of that book, Bad Baby Names. Thanks for picking up on it. If you or your readers want to see more, check out my blog at Thanks again!