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The Most-Hated Baby Names

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What do the names Michael, Madison and Jayden have in common? They’re among the most popular baby names in America...but they’re also among the most-hated.

Laura Wattenberg, author of "The Baby Name Wizard: A Magical Method for Finding the Perfect Name for Your Baby," recently conducted a non-scientific survey to find the most-hated baby names.

Wattenberg combed through postings on various website message boards where people discussed baby names.

Here's what she found:


1. Jayden
2. Brayden
3. Aiden
4. Kaden (These rhyming names struck many as overdone, Wattenberg reported.)
5. Hunter (Too much like a last name or "too violent.")


1. Nevaeh
2. Destiny
3. Madison
4. Mackenzie
5. McKenna

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