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The Worst Baby Names of 2013 Include Cheese, Kiwi, and TinTin

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When three babies were born this year, their parents looked into their beautiful newborn eyes and thought: “Cheese,” that’s what we’ll call you. And that is what they did. No family members intervened. No nurses suggested they reconsider. Three children are now roaming around with the given name Cheese. Just wait until they hear their name on class picture day at school!

Shockingly, this is not the worst that Gwyneth-acolytes have inflicted on their children this year. The website, BabyCenter, compiled a list of most common names based on answers provided by their large user base. While collecting the most common names, such as Olivia and Aiden, the site also collected some of the strangest names to crop up. They are listed below in all their glory.

Note The Hunger Games influences in the names: Archita has the reverberations of archery; Kashmere is the female tribute from District 1 in the Third Quarter Quell; and Flower, Tulip, and Kalliope are evocative of Katniss and Primrose. Pop culture is taking over.

BOYS:

Ab
Ajax
Anibal
Apollo
Baobao
Braulio
Bright
Cadence
Caige
Cheese
Chow
Cub
Daxx
Danish
Dragos
Egypt
Enno
Finch
Holmes
Hurricane
Ivory
Jag
Kashmere
Kazz
Kodiak
Lalo
Legend
Leviathan
Lorcan
Miggy
Osbaldo
Panda
Ripley
Rocket
Stetson
Thiago
Thirdy
Tintin
Trace
Yash
Zion

GIRLS:

Amorette
Archita
Azza
Blip
Blue
Chevy
Creedence
Delara
Duda
Elektra
Eternity
Ezgi
Fairy
Feline
Flower
Galya
Green
Harlowe
Huxley
Jurie
Justus
Kalliope
Kelby
Kinzly
Kiwi
Kukua
Lovelle
Loveena
Manda
Nyx
Oceana
Pippin
Sida
Trixie
Tulip
Viggo
Wrigley
Xaviera
Zabrina
Zelia
Zona

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