OK, so by now you know how much I hate weird names. Yesterday, I received the newest edition of American Baby magazine (along with a free sample of Enfamil - WTH? I'm waaaayyyy past this stage and I'm not sure how I got on this list again!). Anyhoo, I noticed on the cover of the mag there was an article entitled "Pick a Name You'll Love Forever!" and since baby names has been a hot topic for me lately, I HAD to read the article.
This is what I found out: a lot of people are mashing up names when they can't decide who should "win" the baby naming war. OK, so one parent likes Lilliana and another likes Ella so they go with Elliana. It reminds me of "The Electric Company" (Sh.....ip....ship).
At the bottom of the article they had a list of fastest rising baby names and the list made me laugh. Here are some of my favorites:
Adelyn and for those of you who don't like that spelling you could be different and try Adalyn which is also on the list. (I actually like Adelyn and Emily and so on, it's just all the crazy spellings people come with for the same name that cracks me. Says Jenni with a cutesy "i".)
Same goes for Maliyah and Malia (Unless maybe the first is pronounced MahLEEah? So glad I'm not a teacher trying to call roll.)
Kinley - and people think my kid has a dog name? If I had a dog this would be a name on my list.
Caylee - the Britney of the aughts.
Londyn - easy enough if you don't like so many "Os" in your name.
Cullen - TwiHards perhaps?? No one wants an Edward so this is a good compromise and I bet most dads don't realize it's a Twilight reference.
Jax - and his sister Jilz?
King - Trump might have another kid just so he could use this one.
Jasper - More TwiHards?? (Although, I will admit I like the name Jasper - I'm into old man names.)
Kason - Hmm....I just can't think of why I don't like this name, but it just looks and sounds wrong to me. It looks like you were trying to name your kid Jason and someone missed the J key when they were typing up the birth certificate. Maybe it was a mashup compromise. Mom likes Jason dad likes Kevin? Mom likes Kaeden and dad likes Mason?
While the baby names are fun, the punch today goes to Enfamil and American Baby. Get me off your lists and stop sending me free stuff I neither want nor need. The baby factory is closed and will not be reopening so stop wasting your money and resources on me!
BTW, anyone need INFANT Enfamil? I've got a free sample you can have.
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