These are the top 11 baby names that mums are staying well away from 11 months ago

These are the top 11 baby names that mums are staying well away from

There are a few names that parents will always stay away from.

Choosing a name for a child can be a hard one. On one hand, many might have had a name picked out from the day they found out they were expecting, but on the other, some might not be able to choose until their baby is in the world and looking up at them.


However, now in the world we live in, even pop culture and real-life references come in the way of choosing a name. A survey of 1,434 parents carried out by ChannelMum revealed that awkward cultural associations is also a major factor these days, and the website picked the top 11 names that new parents are staying away from.

So, without further ado, here are baby names parents are not going near this year:

Girls' names

Alexa – because of Amazon's Alexa

Felicia – because of 'Bye, Felicia'

Katie – because of Katie Hopkins


Kate – because apparently, people prefer Meghan Markle these days

Scarlett – because 'other shades' of colour are better, eg. Violet

Lauren – because apparently a LOT of reality stars have the same name

Boys’ names

Stan – because of the hashtag #Stan


Harvey – because of Harvey Weinstein

Christian – because of the Fifty Shades 

Ryan – because of Ryanair (lol)

Ollie – because it’s the name of an American pet food brand