People Are Sharing Names That Have Been Ruined Forever

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There are just certain names that make you cringe because someone ruined it forever and ever. I’ll keep mine to myself (I have several) but I know exactly where these AskReddit users are coming from.

1. Mackenzie

“I’ve met so many Mackenzies and all but one of them have been huge jerks.”

2. Isis

“My name, which is Isis; it’s pretty self-explanatory. It sucks because every time I hear my name called out, I either hear people whisper around me or I often get stared at. I don’t want to go through the hassle of changing my name legally, so I guess I have to suck it up and live with it.”

3. James

“When I was in 1st grade there was this troubled kid named James that would fight all the other children, steal things (like their lunches), and even started a fire in the bathroom. In hindsight, he probably needed a lot of help – but back to the point of OPs question. My GF suggested the name James for our upcoming son. Yeah, I had to put a stop to that one.”

4. Nevaeh

“Nevaeh. Ruined by EVERY mother who names their kid this including “It’s ‘heaven ‘ spelled backwards” EVERY time they tell you their name. Like, yeah, I got that in 2007 when the trend started.”

5. Hahaha

“My name, which I’ve had for 33 years, is Michael Scott. I was a supervisor for ~20 employees at a call center during the height of a certain TV shows popularity. I hate my name and all cringe comedy.”

6. Daniel


I work with the special ed population. I’ve met a lot of different types of kiddos, most of which are awesome. However, Daniel was a pain. He always got what he wanted. He was conniving and charming when it benefitted him. He would upset other students so they would hit him, and then he would report them for hitting him. He thrived in chaos. Trying to work with him, he was a nightmare. We all said a little prayer of thanks when he didn’t show up for school, bc we knew we’d be having a calm day.”

7. William

“William because it was the name of my husband who cheated on me for 5 months after barely two years of marriage. It stung more when I found out he started the affair three months after I had a miscarriage.”

8. Lots of these around

“Am a nurse in L&D. We still hand write out the names on the bassinets. I swear to God I write out a name with -ley, -lei, -leigh, -lee, -lynn, -lin, -linn, or -line AT LEAST once a week. The ones that pissed me off the most were Bristolynn and Finley. Like why? It’s so hard not to cringe at some of the names people give their children.”

9. Connor

“Connor. Two Connors in my high school were absolute jerks. Another was a crazy stalker. And another burned down his own house with his mom in it, so I’ve heard. Only met one nice Conor (without the double n). Connors are certified crazy.”

10. Two of ’em

“Ashley -> Every single one I’ve met is a self absorbed cow.

Lydia-> crazy self absorbed family member who has single handedly broken up the family.”

11. Elsa

“Elsa. two years before the movie came out I was browsing baby names and wanted an old-time classy girls name that wasn’t used much anymore… Brave took Meredith off the table for me, but I though Beverly could be OK (my grandmother’s name) But then a customer (sweetest old lady) came in with the name Elsa and I was SOLD.

Frozen came out while I was Pregnant. Luckily I had a boy, because I didn’t find another girls name I liked as much.”

12. That’s too bad


That’s my sons name. my own sons name was ruined because my wife was f****** a dude name Brett. And to top it off, my son’s name was chosen partially because it was one of the few we could come to an agreement on and is partially based on the dude she was f****** (her co-worker’s son).”

13. All of them

“Jaxon. They’re all assholes I’m an elementary school teacher and I have seen the evidence. ALL of them.”

14. Good old Dick

“Richard, specifically ones from Northern ireland. The first one f*cked with me emotionally, the second one gave me chlamydia. No more Richards!”

15. Ben

“My ex’s name is Ben and it was a bad breakup. Every single tv show has a character named Ben. I hate it.”