Last Updated on April 18, 2021
Some names stick to the memory, either because they’re too cool or because they make you want to facepalm or roll on the floor laughing.
These days parents try to come up with more creative and flashy names for their millennial babies such as “Hakuna Matata” or “uvuvwevwevwe onyetenyevwe ugwemubwem Osas” to compete with celebrities and netizens who give their children names like “North West” or “Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop,” etc. Even “etc” can become a name!
Well, people are free to name their children whatever they like, right? If the children grow up disliking their given names, they can always change them, right?
Actually, some names may embarrass these poor children and even cause them to get bullied at school. Do parents ever consider that? Probably not.
#1 – Baby
Let’s imagine this: you’re a 4-year old and you hear your parents call each other “baby” and get so confused that you ask them if everyone is called “baby”!
Then, imagine yourself as a 10-year-old sitting in class, dreading the moment your new teacher will call attendance. And, upon reading your name: “Baby Jones” or “Baby Smith,” your teacher gets this funny look on his/her face and asks, “Who’s Baby?!” and then all you hear is giggles followed by hysterical laughter!
Now you’re an adult and your coworkers always call you by your last name instead of your first name because they feel too uncomfortable to do that, your name in your friends’ phones is saved as “B,” and your kids call you “mom” or “dad” when you’re actually a “baby!”
So what pet name should your significant other give you? “baby” again? “babe,” “Babes?” Um…ew?
How do you feel now that you put yourself in your future child’s shoes?
#2 – North
So Kim Kardashian and Kanye West gave their daughter a cool name: “North” whose full name is “North West.” Cool!
But what if your family name isn’t a direction a compass needle would point to, should you change it to “South” so that your kid will be called “North South?!”