Would you call your child Tequila, Cougar or Moo The weirdest baby names revealed
23:13 GMT, 25 May 2012
With 50 per cent more baby names on the new national register than there were 25 years ago, it come as little surprise that parents are becoming ever more adventurous when it comes to naming their children.
But some of the names to have made the list go far beyond the unusual, straying well into weird territory.
A new list compiled by Nameberry has unearthed a selection of unlikely monikers including Tequila, Cougar and Moo.
What's in a name A new list of the weirdest baby names has unearthed some unlikely monikers including Tequila, Cougar, Moo and even Eh
Also included in their round-up of the most bizarre names are Swayze, after late actor Patrick, which five boys were named last year, while 14 girls and 25 boys were given the name Wrigley, after the Chicago stadium.
The name Tomorrow also appeared on the register, alongside Evening and Future, while Cougar was one of the more unusual among the trend for what Nameberry calls 'fierce' names.
'To the six girls named Bunny out there: Watch out,' joked site founder Pamela Redmond Satran.
The strangest, though, has to be the dismissive Eh, which 14 girls were named last year.
One can only pity the six baby boys last year who were named Penisimani. Though it appears to be an an established if rare name in the South Sea Islands, it is likely to cause much ridicule when they reach school age.
Inspired Mad Men character Don (left) inspired parents to call their sons Draper, while little girls named Cougar may face comparisons with women who have flings with younger men, like Sex And The City's Samantha (right)
Screen idol: One can assume that the five sets of parents who named their sons Swayze, after late actor Patrick, were fans of Dirty Dancing
The same is likely to be the case for the children named Asser, Virgina, Peniel and Dearria.
Another six of last year's babies must have been born troublemakers as their parents elected to name them Corleone after the fictional Mob family in The Godfather.
Mad Men character Don inspired parents to call their sons Draper, while Elvis's home Graceland was the name given to seven baby girls.
Notorious was the name given to five boys – no doubt their parents were fans of Biggie, while the very tough-sounding Tank was among this year's newest names.
Conjoined names – those without a space, hyphen or even spelling the second of the two names with a capital letter – also emerged as an unlikely new trend.
Five boys were named Kingsolomon, while others on the register were Princewilliam, Princemichael, Sircharles, and Marcjacob.
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Looking for trouble: Six baby boys last year were named Corleone, after the fictional Godfather family
Corleone: This gives a whole new meaning to Family Names. Corleone, the name of six babies last year, joins future troublemakers named Capone, Gotti, Bates, and Juvenal. Potential sister names include Sicily and Sicilia.
Cougar: We’ve been predicting the rise of fierce names, and this year’s roster includes a pack of them: six boys named Cougar along with 86 named Fox, 85 called Bear, 29 Hawks, 14 named Wolf, seven Broncos, and five girls named Tiger. To the six girls named Bunny out there: Watch out.
Draper: The other Don, as in Mad Men’s Draper, inspired six namesakes this year. Draper is also one of the new occupational names, ala Mason which shot to the national Number 2. Among the other strange occupational names on the list: Strummer, Governor, and Pilot.
Eh: Canada’s favorite interjection – or perhaps the international expression of apathy – was given to 14 girls last year. Were their parents excited Eh…
Graceland: Elvis is back in the building, having returned after a one year hiatus to the Top 1000, and now the name of his home, Graceland, is in the baby name lexicon too, given to seven girls. Grace and Gracelyn are popular for girls, along with Grayson and Greyson for boys, and Presley and Memphis for both sexes.
Kingsolomon: The name of the Biblical royal, spelled as one word, was given to five boys last year. Brother conjoined names include Princewilliam, Princemichael, Sircharles, and Marcjacob.
Baby Moo: Five parents last year decided to name their daughters after the sound a cow makes
Moo: We have to believe that somewhere, beyond the bounds of Googleable English, Moo is a valid name and that five parents last year did not decide to name their daughters after the sound a cow makes. But we want to believe in Santa Claus and instant weight loss too…
Notorious: If it was good enough for Biggie… Along with children named Marvelous, Brilliant, Famous, Beautiful, and Cyncere, there were five bad boys named Notorious. Destined to tangle with the five named Tupac.
Penisimani: Could you… pronounce that for us While Penisimani seems to be an established if rare name in the South Sea Islands, the six boys who received it in the U.S. are sure to encounter problems with pronunciation and, oh, everything. As are the children named Asser, Virgina, Peniel and Dearria.
Swayze: Big Dirty Dancing fan You can be sure the five boys who received this name last year, along with their parents, will be fielding that question for a lifetime. Swayze is one of the newest of the modern hero names on the rise, which include such popular choices as Jeter and Palin.
Tank: These times demand toughness, and the boys named Tank, Trek, and Courage come pre-armed for the battle. Other badass baby names include Breaker and Ryker.
Hot shot: It seems today's most intoxicating alcohol name is Tequila
Tequila: Brandi is so yesterday. Today’s most intoxicating alcohol name is Tequila. Newborn girls were also named Chardonnay, Henessy, and Syrah, while a handful of boys were named Abeer.
Tomorrow: Day names, from Friday to Christmas to August, are traditional in many cultures, but today’s parents are expanding the lexicon. On the 2011 list were girls named Tomorrow, Evening, and Future.
Wrigley: No, not like the snake, like the baseball field. Fourteen girls and 25 boys were named after the classic Chicago stadium. There were also about 150 children of each sex named Shea along with five boys named Fenway. None, however, named Yankee.