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26 of the most ridiculous baby names from the past 100 years

<p><noscript><img data-height=500 data-width=800 data-crop=768x480 src="https://hips.htvapps.com/rbk.h-cdn.co/assets/17/39/768x480/1920sdorcas.jpg?resize=900:*" title="1920s: Dorcas" alt=It’s a biblical name, just like Sarah and Elizabeth. But unlike Sarah and Elizabeth, Dorcas, which reached peak popularity in 1923 (it was the 617th most popular moniker that year) feels like a playground taunt waiting to happen.

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It’s a biblical name, just like Sarah and Elizabeth. But unlike Sarah and Elizabeth, Dorcas, which reached peak popularity in 1923 (it was the 617th most popular moniker that year) feels like a playground taunt waiting to happen.

<p><noscript><img data-height=533 data-width=800 data-crop=768x511 src="https://hips.htvapps.com/rbk.h-cdn.co/assets/17/39/768x511/1920sdarth.jpg?resize=900:*" title=Darth alt=Census data shows that at least 10 babies — all girls — were named Darth in 1920. If Darth isn’t quite doing it for you, Darthula and Dartha are options, too. Just be ready for a lot of “I am your father” jokes.

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Census data shows that at least 10 babies — all girls — were named in 1920. If Darth isn’t quite doing it for you, Darthula and Dartha are options, too. Just be ready for a lot of “I am your father” jokes.

<p><noscript><img data-height=533 data-width=800 data-crop=768x511 src="https://hips.htvapps.com/rbk.h-cdn.co/assets/17/39/768x511/1930smaim.jpg?resize=900:*" title=Maim alt=Let’s give the parents of little Maim the benefit of the doubt and assume this was just an alternate spelling of “Mame.”

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Let’s give the parents of little Maim the benefit of the doubt and assume this was just an alternate spelling of “.”

<p><noscript><img data-height=533 data-width=800 data-crop=768x511 src="https://hips.htvapps.com/rbk.h-cdn.co/assets/17/39/768x511/1930sshrill.jpg?resize=900:*" title="1930s: Fannie" alt=It’s hard to hate any name Jane Austen deemed good enough for one of her main characters, but the name Fannie has come a long way since its Mansfield Park popularity. After peaking in the 1930s, Fannie has definitely become more associated with butts than it is with babies. Just try and say it with a straight face.

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It’s hard to hate any name Jane Austen deemed good enough for one of her main characters, but the name Fannie has come a long way since its Mansfield Park popularity. After peaking in the 1930s, Fannie has definitely become more associated with butts than it is with babies. Just try and say it with a straight face.

<p><noscript><img data-height=533 data-width=800 data-crop=768x511 src="https://hips.htvapps.com/rbk.h-cdn.co/assets/17/39/768x511/1930sauthor.jpg?resize=900:*" title=Author alt=Naming babies after occupations has been a trend since, well, there were babies and occupations. But the ’30s took the trend way beyond Smith or Baker. There were Judges, Doorman(s), Singers, and Authors. 

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Naming babies after occupations has been a trend since, well, there were babies and occupations. But the ’30s took the trend way beyond Smith or Baker. There were Judges, Doorman(s), Singers, and Authors.

<p><noscript><img data-height=533 data-width=800 data-crop=768x511 src="https://hips.htvapps.com/rbk.h-cdn.co/assets/17/39/768x511/gallery-1506884686-gettyimages-hn2641-001.jpg?resize=900:*" title="1930s ima hogg" alt=Parents of the ’30s, when Ima peaked in popularity, clearly didn’t learn any lessons from poor Ima Hogg, born half a century prior. Ima was the eldest daughter of  former Texas governor James Stephen Hogg, and is still cited today as an example of a particularly mean name choice.

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Parents of the ’30s, when peaked in popularity, clearly didn’t learn any lessons from poor Ima Hogg, born half a century prior. Ima was the eldest daughter of former Texas governor James Stephen Hogg, and is still cited today as an example of a particularly mean name choice.

<p><noscript><img data-height=535 data-width=800 data-crop=768x513 src="https://hips.htvapps.com/rbk.h-cdn.co/assets/17/39/768x513/gallery-1506884191-gettyimages-57260487.jpg?resize=900:*" title="1940s ima" alt=Lear jet founder Bill Lear named his daughter, born in the ’40s, Crystal Shanda Lear. Fancy!

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<p><noscript><img data-height=533 data-width=800 data-crop=768x511 src="https://hips.htvapps.com/rbk.h-cdn.co/assets/17/39/768x511/1950schauncy.jpg?resize=900:*" title="1950s: Window" alt=Not one, but two babies born in 1954 were christened “Window.” One of them had an unfortunate middle name, too: Coverings. 

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<p><noscript><img data-height=533 data-width=800 data-crop=768x511 src="https://hips.htvapps.com/rbk.h-cdn.co/assets/17/39/768x511/1960smoon-unit.jpg?resize=900:*" title="1960s: Moon Unit" alt=Moon Unit, the daughter of musician Frank Zappa, was born just two years before man walked on the moon. As an adult, she’s embraced her celestial title — the singer and actress recently released an album called My Mom Is a Space Cadet.

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Moon Unit, the daughter of musician Frank Zappa, was born just two years before man walked on the moon. As an adult, she’s embraced her celestial title — the singer and actress recently released an album called My Mom Is a Space Cadet.

<p><noscript><img data-height=534 data-width=800 data-crop=6x4 src="https://hips.htvapps.com/rbk.h-cdn.co/assets/17/39/1960stall.jpg?crop=1xw:0.9987515605493135xh;center,top&resize=900:*" title=Tarantula alt=I don’t know what, exactly, the parents of poor Cobra and (shudder) Tarantula were thinking when they filled out their kid’s birth certificate.

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We don’t know what, exactly, the parents of poor Cobra and Tarantula were thinking when they filled out their kid’s birth certificate.

<p><noscript><img data-height=532 data-width=800 data-crop=768x510 src="https://hips.htvapps.com/rbk.h-cdn.co/assets/17/39/768x510/1970smarijuana.jpg?resize=900:*" title="1970s: Marijuana" alt=We get it, 1970s, you liked your drugs. But at least one baby girl ended up with Marijuana Pepsi as a moniker, just in case her parents forgot what exactly they were doing when she was conceived. Just for the record, the Wisconsin teacher says she’s never touched the drug. 

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We get it, 1970s, you liked your drugs. But at least one baby girl ended up with Marijuana Pepsi as a moniker, just in case her parents forgot what exactly they were doing when she was conceived. Just for the record, the Wisconsin teacher says she’s never touched the drug.

<p><noscript><img data-height=553 data-width=800 data-crop=768x530 src="https://hips.htvapps.com/rbk.h-cdn.co/assets/17/40/768x530/gallery-1506969948-gettyimages-124175556.jpg?resize=900:*" title="1970s Temperance weird baby names" alt=And on the other end of the vice spectrum, we have little Temperance. Other than a brief blip during Prohibition (how fitting!), the name disappeared off the name charts until it suddenly reappeared in the 1970s. Maybe it was being used ironically?

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And on the other end of the vice spectrum, we have little Temperance. Other than a brief blip during Prohibition (how fitting!), the name disappeared off the name charts until it suddenly reappeared in the 1970s. Maybe it was being used ironically?

<p><noscript><img data-height=576 data-width=800 data-crop=768x552 src="https://hips.htvapps.com/rbk.h-cdn.co/assets/17/40/768x552/gallery-1506970188-gettyimages-120540222.jpg?resize=900:*" title="1970s Candida weird baby names" alt=In Latin, Candida means “white, pure.” Today, unfortunately, it’s almost exclusively associated with the type of yeast that causes most vaginal and oral infections. Ouch.

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In Latin, Candida means “white, pure.” Today, unfortunately, it’s almost exclusively associated with the type of yeast that causes most vaginal and oral infections. Ouch.

<p><noscript><img data-height=561 data-width=800 data-crop=768x538 src="https://hips.htvapps.com/rbk.h-cdn.co/assets/17/39/768x538/gallery-1506886023-gettyimages-130285424.jpg?resize=900:*" title="1980s vanity" alt=In the 1600s, the Puritans used the name Vanity as a way to remind a child of how not to act (how that worked out as a parenting strategy is unclear). For some reason, it enjoyed renewed popularity in the 1980s. I blame the rise of hair metal.

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<p><noscript><img data-height=553 data-width=800 data-crop=768x530 src="https://hips.htvapps.com/rbk.h-cdn.co/assets/17/40/768x530/gallery-1506970559-gettyimages-563935859.jpg?resize=900:*" title="1980s Nil weird baby names" alt=“So, how many kids you got?” “Nil.” “None?” “No, just Nil.” 

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“So, how many kids you got?” “Nil.” “None?” “No, just Nil.”

<p><noscript><img data-height=533 data-width=800 data-crop=768x511 src="https://hips.htvapps.com/rbk.h-cdn.co/assets/17/39/768x511/1980sfifi-trixibelle.jpg?resize=900:*" title="Fifi Trixibelle" alt=Singer Bob Geldof and TV star Paula Yates had normal enough names, but apparently wanted more for their soon-to-be famous offspring. Exhibit A: Fifi Trixibelle, their first child, born in 1983.

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Singer Bob Geldof and TV star Paula Yates had normal enough names, but apparently wanted more for their soon-to-be famous offspring. Exhibit A: Fifi Trixibelle, their first child, born in 1983.

<p><noscript><img data-height=533 data-width=800 data-crop=768x511 src="https://hips.htvapps.com/rbk.h-cdn.co/assets/17/39/768x511/1980schristop.jpg?resize=900:*" title=Christop alt=It’s three letters away from being one of the most traditional boy names in history and yet, by STOPping where they did, Christop’s parents were making a bold statement. Or perhaps they were just following the “name glitch” trend from the 80s, which included Alexandr and Elzabet.

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It’s three letters away from being one of the most traditional boy names in history and yet, by STOPping where they did, Christop’s parents were making a bold statement. Or perhaps they were just following the “name glitch” trend from the 80s, which included Alexandr and Elzabet.

<p><noscript><img data-height=540 data-width=800 data-crop=768x518 src="https://hips.htvapps.com/rbk.h-cdn.co/assets/17/39/768x518/1990sabcde.jpg?resize=900:*" title="1990s: Abcde" alt=What do you do when you can’t think of a baby name? Recite the alphabet! What’s interesting is that this isn’t a one-off. By the turn of the century there were over 300 people (mostly girls) named Abcde. (But never Abcdef, for some reason.)

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What do you do when you can’t think of a baby name? Recite the alphabet! What’s interesting is that this isn’t a one-off. By the turn of the century there were over 300 people (mostly girls) named Abcde. (But never Abcdef, for some reason.)

<p><noscript><img data-height=540 data-width=800 data-crop=768x518 src="https://hips.htvapps.com/rbk.h-cdn.co/assets/17/39/768x518/1990sphelony.jpg?resize=900:*" title=Fellony alt=Is it any surprise that the boy named Fellony grew up to be, well, a felon? Not everyone learned the lesson, however. In later decades, Phelony and Felony have both appeared several more times in birth records.

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Is it any surprise that the boy named Fellony grew up to be, well, a felon? Not everyone learned the lesson, however. In later decades, Phelony and Felony have both appeared several more times in birth records.

<p><noscript><img data-height=535 data-width=800 data-crop=768x513 src="https://hips.htvapps.com/rbk.h-cdn.co/assets/17/39/768x513/1990sneveah.jpg?resize=900:*" title=Semaj alt=Tricky “reverse names” started showing up right before the new millennium. Because you know what makes a good name truly great? Spelling it backwards.  Semaj, for example, was so popular it cracked the top 1000 names for boys in 1999. Other reverse names parents gave their children include Derfla, Xela, and, of course, the mellifluous Nevaeh.

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Tricky “reverse names” started showing up right before the new millennium. Because you know what makes a good name truly great? Spelling it backwards. Semaj, for example, was so popular it cracked the top 1000 names for boys in 1999. Other reverse names parents gave their children include Derfla, Xela, and, of course, the mellifluous Nevaeh.

<p><noscript><img data-height=537 data-width=800 data-crop=768x515 src="https://hips.htvapps.com/rbk.h-cdn.co/assets/17/39/768x515/2000sblanket.jpg?resize=900:*" title="2000s: Prince Michael II or Blanket" alt=Michael Jackson named his first son Prince Michael which … OK. Then he decided to name his second son Prince Michael II. He nicknamed Prince Michael II “Blanket,” reportedly referring to how one “blankets” loved ones with affection. Today, Jackson’s youngest is 15 and prefers to be called “Bigi.”

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Michael Jackson named his first son Prince Michael which … OK. Then he decided to name his second son Prince Michael II. He nicknamed Prince Michael II “Blanket,” reportedly referring to how one “” loved ones with affection. Today, Jackson’s youngest is 15 and prefers to be called “Bigi.”

<p><noscript><img data-height=533 data-width=800 data-crop=768x511 src="https://hips.htvapps.com/rbk.h-cdn.co/assets/17/39/768x511/2000spilot-inspektor.jpg?resize=900:*" title="Pilot Inspektor" alt=The son of actor Jason Lee, Pilot Inspektor took the #1 spot for strangest baby name ever in an online survey. Considering he had some pretty stiff competition (e.g. Apple Martin), he deserves a trophy for the honor. Just make sure to double check the spelling before getting it engraved.

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The son of actor Jason Lee, Pilot Inspektor took the #1 spot for strangest baby name ever in an online survey. Considering he had some pretty stiff competition (e.g. Apple Martin), he deserves a trophy for the honor. Just make sure to double check the spelling before getting it engraved.

<p><noscript><img data-height=533 data-width=800 data-crop=768x511 src="https://hips.htvapps.com/rbk.h-cdn.co/assets/17/39/768x511/2010s.jpg?resize=900:*" title="2010s: Hashtag" alt=Humans are both weird and incredibly lazy, which is probably how we got a baby named Hashtag. If you’re a tech-minded parent-to-be, you could also opt for Google, Like, and even @ (pronounced “at”).

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Humans are both weird and incredibly lazy, which is probably how we got a baby named Hashtag. If you’re a tech-minded parent-to-be, you could also opt for Google, Like, and even @ (pronounced “at”).

<p><noscript><img data-height=533 data-width=800 data-crop=768x511 src="https://hips.htvapps.com/rbk.h-cdn.co/assets/17/39/768x511/2010snumber-16-bus-shelter.jpg?resize=900:*" title="Number 16 Bus Shelter" alt=After rejecting “Lucifer,” “V8,” and “Fish and Chips,” the New Zealand government decided to approve the baby name Number 16 Bus Shelter. Hopefully that isn’t a reference to where Number 16 Bus Shelter was conceived.

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After rejecting “Lucifer,” “V8,” and “Fish and Chips,” the New Zealand government decided to approve the baby name Number 16 Bus Shelter. Hopefully that isn’t a reference to where Number 16 Bus Shelter was conceived.

<p><noscript><img data-height=580 data-width=800 data-crop=768x556 src="https://hips.htvapps.com/rbk.h-cdn.co/assets/17/40/768x556/gallery-1506972231-gettyimages-484772520.jpg?resize=900:*" title="2010s Buddy Bear weird baby names" alt=Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and his wife Jools named their son, born in 2010, Buddy Bear. After being criticized for their choice, the Oliver family has doubled-down, encouraging parents to have more fun with the baby names they choose. Buddy Bear’s siblings — Poppy Honey, Daisy Boo, and Petal Blossom Rainbow — are proof that they definitely practice what they preach.

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Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and his wife Jools named their son, born in 2010, Buddy Bear. After being criticized for their choice, the Oliver family has doubled-down, encouraging parents to have more fun with the baby names they choose. Buddy Bear’s siblings — Poppy Honey, Daisy Boo, and Petal Blossom Rainbow — are proof that they definitely practice what they preach.

<p><noscript><img data-height=533 data-width=800 data-crop=768x511 src="https://hips.htvapps.com/rbk.h-cdn.co/assets/17/39/768x511/2010sgirl.jpg?resize=900:*" title=Girl alt=Girl’s parents wanted to name her “light breeze” but because it wasn’t on the official registry of Icelandic names, they weren’t allowed to. So instead of giving in, her parents called her by her banned name and put “Stulka” or “Girl” on all her official documents growing up.

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Girl’s parents wanted to name her “light breeze” but because it wasn’t on the official registry of Icelandic names, they weren’t allowed to. So instead of giving in, her parents called her by her banned name and put “Stulka” or “Girl” on all her official documents growing up.

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