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10 Names That Will Make You Say “Ew.” These are the most unattractive male names…

“What’s in a name?

That which we call a rose by any other name

would smell just as sweet.”


It is a gift.

A person’s name is more than just a label. It is more than a string of letters. It’s a gift. A name is something given to us by our parents or guardians and should be a way for them to show their love and support. Perhaps it was passed down from former generations. Maybe it represents a certain time or place in the lives of your parents. Regardless of the origin of your name, it provides a connection between you and your parents and you and the community that uses it.

UNDATED: In this undated handout photo from Eon Productions, actor Daniel Craig poses as James Bond. Craig was unveiled as legendary British secret agent James Bond 007 in the 21st Bond film Casino Royale, at HMS President, St Katharine's Way on October 14, 2005 in London, England. (Photo by Greg Williams/Eon Productions via Getty Images)

Daniel Craig as James Bond

That’s why new parents have to be so careful as to what they’ll name their baby. Of course, you want the first name to go well with the last name, but it’s so much more than that. A name is a part of our identity. It is how we see ourselves and how others see us. A name can have a significant impact on our lives. It can affect our self-esteem, our relationships, and our opportunities.

According to ExO Insight:

Proper names affect how people treat us and how we feel about ourselves. This fact was confirmed by research in 2000 finding that people who disliked their name tended to have a poorer psychological adjustment, due to a lack of confidence and self-esteem.

The advice given by ExO Insight explains that parents should be aware of the implications of giving their children a certain name. Names that have a nice flow to them, or “sonorant” names actually enhance likability and social inclusion. Whereas names that are rare and uncommon might lead someone to be outcast by his/her peers. However, there is research to suggest that an unusual name could encourage creativity and originality.

So, I ask you: What’s in a name?

Reddit users were asked exactly that and they have the answer to everything. Maybe Luke didn’t make the list, but if your name did it’s your mom’s fault, Tuna.

Here are the most unattractive male names according to Reddit:

  • 10. Blandon

    Yikes. This one is not great. To make matters worse, the name Blandon means “mild” or “bland.”

    Screening Of "Rikers High" At The Tribeca Film Festival

    Actor Andre Blandon

  • 9. Norbert

    When you look up the name Norbert, you might find St. Norbert. Solid.
    You might also find Norbert Wiener, a notable mathematician. That guy has two strikes against him.

    SALERNO, ITALY - APRIL 02: Norbert Gyomber of US Salernitana during the Serie A match between US Salernitana and Torino FC at Stadio Arechi on April 02, 2022 in Salerno, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

    Norbert Gyomber of US Salernitana

  • 8. Fenton

    I don’t know … Fenton isn’t too terrible to me. Fenton is the name of a young man in Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” And then there’s Fenton Crackshell, aka GizmoDuck from “Ducktales.” If you’re looking at Fenton as a last name (or hyphenated last name), Nick Fenton-Wells gives this name a very positive spin.

    BRISTOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 15: Nick Fenton-Wells of Bristol Bears poses for a portrait during the Bristol Bears squad photo call for the 2018-19 Gallagher Premiership Rugby season at Ashton Gate on August 15, 2018 in Bristol, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

    Nick Fenton-Wells of Bristol Bears

  • 7. Egbert

    Hm. Not a great one. Doesn’t exactly exude sexiness. It’s almost as if Egbert’s mom wanted to make sure Egbert never got a date. Even Aloe Blacc recognized he needed a name change from Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III.

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 10: Aloe Blacc performs onstage during the 17th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at The American Museum of Natural History on December 10, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CNN)

    Aloe Blacc

  • 6. Dweezil

    I mean, really? The only Dweezil I could find is Dweezil Zappa, which is only a nickname. Frank Zappa’s son’s real name is Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa. Dad called him Dweezil after an oddly shaped toe his mother had. Ew.

    Guitarist Dweezil Zappa poses before a press conference

    Dweezil Zappa

  • 5. Sir

    Yeah. I don’t think I could get down and dirty while calling my mate “Sir.” That’s just creepy. And it reminds me of this:

    Rapper and on air radio personality Sir Mix-A-Lot attends The Grand Opening Of Sugar Factory

    Sir Mix-A-Lot

  • 4. Tuna

    No, really! It’s a thing. According to Nameberry:

    The name Tuna is both a boy’s name and a girl’s name meaning “Danube river”. The Turkish name for the Danube River. Tuna is technically a unisex name in Turkey, yet it is more common among boys.

    Tuna Tuitama of Samoa during the quarter final match between Samoa and Argentina

    Tuna Tuitama of Samoa

  • 3. Skidmore

    According to Baby Name Guesser, Skidmore is rated at a 4.445 on a scale of 0-6 (0 being extremely rare, 6 being super popular). I don’t believe that for a single second! I cannot find a single person whose first name is Skidmore. Thank God! So here is a photo of a politician in England whose last name is Skidmore. It’s the best I could do. He is the 9th from the left.

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 08: (L to R) James Morris (Vice Chair, Training and Development ), Helen Grant (Vice Chair, Diverse Communities ), Marcus Jones (Vice Chair Local Government), Rehman Chishti (Vice Chair, Diverse Communities), Brandon Lewis (Chair), Prime Minister Theresa May, James Cleverly (Deputy Chair), Kemi Badenoch (Vice Chair for Candidates), Chris Skidmore (Vice Chair, Policy), Maria Caulfield (Vice Chair for Women), Ben Bradley (Vice Chair for Youth) pose outside 10 Downing Street as the Prime Minister Reshuffles her cabinet on January 8, 2018 in London, England. Today's Cabinet reshuffle is Theresa May's third since becoming Prime Minister in July 2016 and was triggered after she sacked first secretary of state and close friend Damian Green before Christmas. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

    Chris Skidmore – 9th from Left

  • 2. Penrod

    Initially, I thought Penrod had some potential. That is until I read that it is a name of German descent and means “famous commander.” No one should ever name their child after a famous German commander.
    No. No. No.

    Young shocked female student holding paper speech bubble paper isolated with "No. No. No" written over orange background.

  • 1. Darold

    I personally would not put this name at the top of the worst names list. Just take a look at Darold Williamson. He ran the anchor leg for the men’s 4×100 in the 2004 Olympics and won a gold medal. He gives this name street cred.

    Darold Williamson of USA competes in the men's 4 x 400 metre relay final on August 28, 2004

    Darold Williamson

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