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If you saw the words Fedora, Mango and Hippo written down, you might think it was some kind of crazy shopping list. You’d be wrong. They are actually highlights from the list of 2012’s weirdest baby names, revealed by parenting website The Baby Centre.

Picking a name for your baby is one of the most difficult tasks bestowed upon a new parent. So difficult, in fact, that some parents have resulted to naming their children after food (Burger and Aero); computer software (Google and Excel); and phrases (Goodluck and Haven’T).

According to The Baby Centre, each of the names that made it onto the ‘Unusual Baby Names of 2012’ list was given to at least two babies. TWO. Oh, the irony!  These parents went to all the trouble of giving their babies ‘creative’ names that no one else would have, and then other people went and had the same (terrible) ideas.

On the other end of the spectrum, the most popular girls’ name given to babies this year was Sophia – given to 11,849 babies in every million, and for boys it was Aiden – given to 7,644 babies in every million.

Here’s the full list:

Ace

Admire

Americus

California

Couture

Deva

Excel

Fedora

Gilmore

Hailo

Inny

J'Adore

Jagger

Jazzy

Jeevika

Joshitha

Juju

Jury

Kaixin

Kirshelle

Krittika

Leeloo

Mclean

Monalisa

Oasis

Orchid

Queenie

Rilo

Rogue

Samanda

Sanity

Sesame

Shoog

Starlit

Thinn

Tigerlily

Twisha

Ummi

Vanille

Vinique

Yoga

Zealand

 

Most unusual boys names of 2012

Aero

Alpha

Ball

Bond

Burger

Cajun

Casanova

Cello

Cobain

Crusoe

Devid

Donathan

Drifter

Elite

Espn

Exodus

Four

Goodluck

Google

Haven'T

Hippo

Htoo

Hurricane

Jedi

Kix

Legacy

Mango

Mowgli

Navaryous

Neon

Pate

Pawk

Popeye

Rogue

Rysk

Savior

Shimon

Thunder

Tron

Turbo

Vice

Villiam

Xenon

Zaniel


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