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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Top 10 Types Of Terrible Names

The publication of Morecock, Fartwell, & Hoare, my book of remarkable but true names, coincides with that of my annual, Top 10 of Everything, so in keeping with that zeitgeist buzzword "convergence," I have been pondering on what might be regarded as the "10 Worst Names," or rather, what might be considered the Top 10 genres of unfortunate names.

Whether it's lack of forethought amid the euphoria of a baby's birth, blunders by parents who simply hadn't thought it through, linguistic changes or whatever, a lot of children (over 3,000 in the book) have acquired names that you or I might wish to change; the fact that these people didn't is a testament to their strength of character.

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The Top 10 Types Of Terrible Names