Choosing baby names is a tough job for any parent. After all, the name you give a child is pretty much for life in most cases. So it’s understandable that parents consult tons of websites, baby name books, friends, and other family members for advice when it comes time to pick a name for their bundle of joy. And when mommy and daddy have settled on a name, they usually feel pretty strongly about it. Well, as it turns out, grandparents have some pretty strong feelings about their grandkids’ names as well. And surprise, surprise, mom’s pick doesn’t always line up with grandma’s preference.
According to a new survey of 2,000 parents and grandparents by Mumsnet and its sister site Gransnet, a fifth of grandparents hate or have hated their grandchildren’s names and one in six parents said they have a parent or in-law who doesn’t like their child’s name. Yikes!
We know you’re curious about what some of the most disliked names are on the grandparents’ end, and the good (or bad) news is, they also released a list of the top most disliked names for both girls and boys. Read ahead at your own risk…
Top Disliked Baby Names for Girls
Top Disliked Baby Names for Boys
We know what you’re thinking — we were totally shocked to see the name “Charlotte” under the list of despised girl’s names, too! After all, Princess Charlotte is one of the most internationally beloved little kiddos. And we don’t have a fancy survey to give out, but we’re pretty sure most people feel like her (adorable) name fits her (adorable) face. But it gets even more interesting — apparently grandmothers have more objections over grandkids’ names than do grandfathers.
Alright, Camilla, time to ‘fess up and tell us if you agree or disagree!
h/t Country Living