So we know that celebrities like to get creative with baby names. Some of them sound really cool and some are just downright strange. But did you know that bad baby names can ruin lives? Apparently so!
Humpty Dumpty Art Print by frighten
A study published in Social Psychological and Personality Science found that, out of nearly 12,000 adult participants, having a bad first name can not only ruin your self-esteem, but make you lonelier and dumber... that's pretty harsh. Not only that, but in various experiments testing name desirability on an European dating website, eDarling, the majority of (a different set of) 12,000 participants responded that they would rather remain single than enter a relationship with someone whose name they dislike.
Puppy Puppy - Baby Name Birth Keepsake by prettymod
I'm pretty sure we all have personality/image associations with names based on people, characters, etc. that we've seen or met before. Plus, I suppose some names do roll off the tongue a little better than others. I'm not a big fan of my name because it's so common, but it could be a lot worse :)
Personalized Fawn Baby Name Print by TypePosters
If you've always disliked your name or were teased because of it, here's an actual legitimate reason for you to blame your parents! And you can show them the proof. Find either version of this article on Mother Jones or NY Daily News. And if you're a celebrity's baby, you can probably disregard this study completely.
ANGRY BABY - hand silkscreened card by funkyfarmhouse
Angry Kewpie Doll at The Flea Market by Squintphotography