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The Worst Names People Have Ever Given Their Child

Reddit user Corollo_Bro_91 asked: 'What is the dumbest name you've ever heard someone give their child?'

Newborn baby crying (perhaps over their interesting name)
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Choosing baby names is one of those tasks that's a weirdly hot-button subject for some people who believe their opinion should always be taken into consideration, even when it comes to someone else's family.

But sometimes, listening to a third party's opinion would not be the worst thing.

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Most of us love animals and take stock of other people's pets. Some people have a better chance of remembering another person's pet's name than the person themselves.

Part of that allure has to do with the fun and creative names that many people come up with for their pets.

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People Divulge The Craziest Baby Names They've Ever Heard
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When it comes to naming children, there are all kinds of different approaches.

Some parents like to honor the legacy of a late relative, while there are those who prefer naming their baby after a revered fictional character–"Luke" (Skywalker) being one of them.

But let's be honest. Baby naming can get way out of hand, and it's the child who becomes a victim by having to live with a name they might get teased "Blanket."

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People Divulge The Worst Names They've Ever Heard
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Jermaine Jackson has a son called "Jermajesty." Not sure how to pronounce it? I'll help!

Say "Her majesty" like you're talking about the queen.

Great, now say it again but smash it all together in one word like if the queen was on fire and maybe a stop, drop, and roll is in order, post haste.

Now drop the "H" and replace it with a "J" cause secretly this is about Jermaine, I guess?

That's how you say Jermajesty Jacksons first name ... and it doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of where this thread is going.

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Nurses Who Tried To Talk Parents Out Of A Baby Name Share Their Experiences
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The naming process of new life is an enormous responsibility and can be an emotionally exhausting decision. This person is going to be glued to this "title" forever, or until they're tired of being saddled to it so they change it; when they're free of their parent's constant gaze. Thankfully I will never have children but I do have to name pets. And that is taxing as well. Thankfully there are people around who can set us all straight when we're not thinking straight.

Redditor u/Kubanochoerus wanted to hear about some of the bad ideas they were able to help avert by asking... Nurses and midwives of Reddit, have you ever tried to talk new parents out of a baby name? What was it?
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