Let's be "frank." If you have ever wondered what it would be like to have a different name, today is your lucky day! February 13 is Get a Different Name Day, an annual "holiday" created by the fine folks at Wellcat.
What's In a Name?
Whether yours is old-fashioned, common, handed down, new age, downright wacky or hard-to-pronounce, just imagine what life would be like if you had the opportunity to select your very own name. Birth names are something we are stuck with our entire lives unless we go to extraordinary measures to change them.
An informal study by Laura Wattenberg, author of "The Baby Name Wizard: A Magical Method for Finding the Perfect Name for Your Baby," found the following names are the Most Hated Baby Names in America. While some of the names that made the listing are actually very popular names, the survey gauged the "names generated the most negative mentions." Wattenberg said that some of the names that made the list are "highly popular, well-loved names that some people are simply getting tired of."
Most Hated Baby Names for Girls
- Nevaeh ("Heaven" spelled backwards)
Most Hated Baby Names for Boys
- Kaden (are you sensing a rhyming theme here?)
According to the Social Security Administration, the following list contains the Most Popular Baby Names in America for 2011.
Most Popular Girl Names in 2011
Most Popular Boys Names in America for 2011
*Italicized names made both the most hated and most popular listings.
If you happen to have a love-hate relationship with your name, what moniker would you choose? What name fits your personality? While we can be whoever we want to be, tomorrow we have to go back to our birth name.
February 13 is also National Tortellini Day!