Parents are now DITCHING these 12 once popular baby names because of their bad connections3rd Apr 18 | Family
Is YOUR name on the list?
It's very easy to associate a name with something or someone - particularly when it's related negatively - so it's no surprise that some of the once popular baby names are now being shunned by millenial parents.
A survey by parenting site ChannelMum shows 83% of parents reject baby names because they remind them of someone they don’t like.
Girls’ names being shunned:
Alexa – thanks to Amazon's Alexa
Felicia – ‘Bye, Felicia’ - the term being used as an insult.
Katie – Katie Hopkins.
Cait – ‘I Am Cait’.
Kate – Meghan Markle appears to be the new favourite royal.
Scarlett – Violet is more trendy it seems.
Lauren – Too many reality TV stars are called Lauren apparantly.
Boys’ names being ditched:
Stan – The Urban Dictionary term, a combination of a stalker and fan, has ruined this name for many.
Ollie – It’s the name of an American pet food brand that got loads of attention thanks to a YouTube challenge in which humans ate dog food.
Christian – 50 Shades of Grey and it’s considered too religious.
Harvey – Harvey Weinstein
Ryan – Budget airline Ryanair kinda ruined this.