“Hi, I’m Furious” – 40 unusual baby names that actually exist

What’s in a name? Sometimes that’s a question that throws up a very unexpected answer. Like when Nameberry announced the latest crop of odd baby names straight off the United States Social Security Administration List. So what are some of the trends of last year in terms of ridiculous baby names? Well, we are so glad you asked.

You won’t believe what some parents have come up with. Please, come and shake your head with us.

 Hello, I’m Awesome

Many cultures look for baby names inspired by the characteristics of the child. But some parents are taking this too far which is no more evident than with our first name on the list.

Awesome.

Yes. Awesome. There were 11 Awesomes born last year.

But, wait, there’s more! Added to the list of adjective baby names are:

  • Savvy (25 girls)
  • Honest (15 girls)
  • Shiny (five girls)
  • Wise (nine boys)
  • Harsh (18 boys)
  • Handsome (six boys)
  • Genuine (five boys)

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Captain of the baby names

It gets better. Because many parents last year also decided to name their child something guaranteed to keep their ego perfectly in check. Captain led the way for 26 boys last year but others that follow suite include:

  • Chief (16 boys)
  • Boss (12 boys)
  • Master (12 boys)
  • Goddesss (24 girls)
  • Czarina (10 girls)
  • And, of course, Khaleesi – which is a madeup word for “Queen” based on Game of Thrones – (241 girls)

The odds are ever in your favour

Want to ensure your child wins at life? Name him Winner. This is exactly what six parents did last year.  Other gaming names?

  • Lucky (65 boys and girls)
  • Gamble (five boys)
  • Trust (nine girls)
  • Victorious (seven girls)

Thank god there were no Losers.

Heavenly heroines

Faith, Destiny and Heaven have been climbing the baby name lists for years now. But here are a few more god-awful names inspired by the heavens above:

  • Holy (15 girls)
  • Halo (22 boys)
  • Majestic (11 boys and girls)
  • Fate (nine girls)

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Rage against the trends

And what better way to do so than name your baby Rage? Not feeling Rage? How about?

  • Ruckus (eight boys)
  • Mayhem (six boys)
  • Furious (five boys)

I’d be furious with my parents.

The new strain of Mary Jane

While no parents went with Marijuana for their child’s name last year, there were 26 girls named Indica and 14 little ladies called Sativa, both of which are varieties of weed.

Three guesses what the parents were smoking during conception.

Mini fashionistas

Naming baby after models (Elle and Gisele), designers (Chanel) and even fabrics (Velvet) has been popular for a while now. But how about these unique choices?

  • Couture (eight girls)
  • Styles (19 boys)
  • Stylez (nine boys)

Not feeling the fashion trend? How about names based on completely random items? Don’t worry – we’ve got plenty of those too. Check out:

  • Zeppelin (53 boys and girls)
  • Kindle (15 girls)
  • Alias (28 boys)
  • Lemon (10 girls)
  • Cypher (eight boys)
  • Kilo (six boys)
  • Shanty (six girls)

What do we think Babyologists? Would you consider naming your baby one of these names? Let’s hear some of the wacky names you’ve come across – we can’t wait to add to the list!

(via Huffington Post)

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