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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.”


A person’s name is more than just a label. It’s a gift. It’s something given to us by our parents or guardians and should be a way for them to show their love and support.


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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.”

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  • 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 agains him.

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  • 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.”

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  • 7. Egbert

    Hm. Not a great one. Doesn’t exactly exude sexiness. Even Aloe Blacc recognized he needed a name change from Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III.

  • 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.

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  • 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:

  • 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.

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  • 3. Skidmore

    This is just terrible. “Skidmore” reminds me of “skid marks.” No one’s name should remind anyone of that.

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  • 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.

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  • 1. Darold

    It’s as thought Mom and Dad couldn’t decide between Harold and Darryl, so they went with Darold. while it’s not an attractive name, it’s better than Penrod.

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