The New York Post ran an article yesterday that provided some surprising insight into what new and expectant parents in New York City are thinking. Gone, evidently, are the days of consulting a conventional baby name book or choosing a name from one’s family tree. It seems that more and more modern New York parents are thumbing through glossy weeklies, flipping through the channels and scouring the annals of popular culture to find the perfect name for their offspring. As such, we’re now hearing names like Jayden, Suri, Denzel and Miley shouted across the playground. Some parents are even choosing names inspired by some of their favorite commercial brand-name merchandise like Chanel, Armani and ... er ... Fanta. That’s right, Fanta.
We’ve been keeping a running tally of some of the weirdest, wildest and … frankly … worst baby names of all time, running the gamut from eccentric celebrity names (Jermaine Jackson’s song, Jermajesty being a particular favorite) through names inspired by foods, diseases, sins, professions and beyond. What are the worst baby names you’ve ever heard? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.