It is generally accepted that children can bring a sense of satisfaction to one’s life. Children can heal people, they can make them better. However, some people straight up do not deserve children. At least that’s what what one feels when they look at these names given to children by over creative parents. Not only are these some of the funniest names you’d ever see, they are also a testament to the fact that not everyone is meant to have kids.
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1. Elon Musk names his son X Æ A-12
While there are many ways to give god-awful names to your kids, imagine giving them one that most find unpronouncable. That’s what Elon Musk, one of the richest people in the world, did to his kid. Musk named his newborn son X Æ A-12, a name he claims his girlfriend, Grimes, also likes. The couple have explained that their son is named after an airplane they both love. What’s even worse, however, is that the state of California does not recognise X Æ A-12 as a name, as all the characters of a name are supposed to be from the 26 alphabets of the English language.
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2. Two parents in Andhra Pradesh’s Kadapa district name their children Corona Kumar and Corona Kumari
You thought you had it bad because of the pandemic? Well, think again. Because a swarm of kids named after the pandemic are about to appear in schools 3 years from now.
3. Indonesian Man Names his son – Department of Statistical Communication
It’s nice to love your workplace. Healthy even, given that the drudgery of work can wear out the liveliest of jobs. However, a man from Indonesia took it too far and named his son after his old workplace. And let’s just say that kid’s going to have a tough time at school.
4. A couple in Chattisgarh had to twins who they named them ‘Corona’ and ‘Covid’
While the covid pandemic has been absolutely devastating for a lot of people, some people, apparently, need a permanent reminder of what was probably the worst time in modern history.
5. Rajasthan couple stranded in Tripura names their newborn ‘Lockdown’
Sometimes the way people name their kids makes you wonder if they did not want to have kids.
6. UP parents name newborn baby Sanitiser
If only sleeping next to your baby Sanitizer could ward off corona. If only.
7. Napoleon Einstein
We all had a person at our school who was just named funny. It could be your senior, it could be your junior, it didn’t matter. Everyone knew them. I think Napoleon Einstein is that person. Apparently, the cricketer was named Einstein by his grandfather who was a scientist himself, and Napoleon is his father’s name.
8. Adolf Lu Hitler Marak
It is widely believed that Adolf is one of the least used baby names in the world, thanks to the legacy of Adolf Hitler, one of the most ruthless men in recent history. In fact, according to this report, even the last living descendants of Hitler do not want anything to do with his name, or continue his blood line. The politician named Adolf Lu Hitler Marak from the Indian state of Meghalaya, however, doesn’t dislike his name.
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9. Skylab Singh
It is one thing to force your children to fulfill your dreams and interests, and a whole other thing to name your whole ass baby after a Space station because you think it’s cool.
10. James Bond Singh
There’s no escaping the die hard fans of James Bond. They’re everywhere. But sometimes, people decide to take things up a notch, as illustrated by this gentleman named James Bond Singh.
11. Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii
Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii. That sounds like a whole sentence, doesn’t it? That’s because it is. It also happens to be a young girl’s name in New Zealand. Apparently, the child appealed to the court to change her name, and the judge agreed. He also chastised the girl’s mother for naming her so thoughtlessly.
12. Egyptian Father Names Baby ‘Facebook’
Social media has become a huge part of our lives ever since it became more accessible. We carry the world around in our pockets, ready to whip our phone out even before it has had its chance to ring. Social media can be extremely addictive. But sometimes, it can also be very helpful. During the 2011 Egyptian revolution, posts on Facebook helped spread the word about protests, and thus many people joined them to end Mubarak’s regime. Because of how much Facebook helped the revolution, a young man in Egypt named his daughter Facebook.
13. Osama Bin Laden
Would you imagine naming your baby after a notorious terrorist who caused the deaths of thousands of people? Well, since some people have named their children after Hitler, I’d guess yes. A Turkish couple in Germany wanted to name their baby after Osama Bin Laden, but the German authorities refused, as it is illegal to use a name that could be deemed offensive or bring ridicule. Now that’s a law I’m willing to stand behind.
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That’s it. That’s the name. It’s pronounced Albin.
As ridiculous as it sounds, a couple in Stockholm wanted to name their kid the same, claiming that it was an artistic expression. The courts failed to see the art, however, and the parents weren’t allowed to use the name.
It’s one thing to hate your child, it’s another to name them after a poisonous substance that killed Hitler. That’s what a mum in the UK wanted to name her daughter. She claimed that the name had positive connotations because it’s what killed Hitler. The court, however, observed that the mother had a history of drug and alcohol addiction and dating abusive men. The court did not allow her to use the name Cyanide because it could emotionally harm her kids in the future.
16. Oliver Google Kai
We can all agree that Google has made our lives easier. Much, much easier. A decade ago, could you imagine being able to talk to your phone? Or finding directions on your phone? Or singing to your phone so it could find out the name of the song stuck in your head? Me neither. And for that, I am thankful to Google. One such other thankful man named his son Oliver Google Kai after the search engine. Although still quite ridiculous as a name, it is slightly more thoughtful, given that Google is only the middle name of the child, and won’t be brought up as often in his life as the rest of the trainwreck of names in this list.
Which entry in our list of the funniest names did you find the most ridiculous? Comment below to tell us!