Weird baby names
Wednesday 11 August 2010
The past ten years has witnessed parents calling their kids some very unusual names, as discovered by a poll by Bounty.
Celebrities and the phenomenon known as hippy chic have been influencing the said parents' decisions, if names such as Rooney, Bowie, Heaven and Echo are anything to go by.
Other children have been christened in the name of fashion, with Diesel and Armani being amongst the choices.
Only Puppy's parents know what inspired them to call their kid after a wee doggy.
Bounty's top 20 oddest names are: Shy, Unity, Bean, Zowie, Puppy, Victory, Ice, Porsche, D'Andrew, Denim, Armani, Diesel, Rooney, Bowie, Cobain, Stone, Gift, Echo, Maroon and Heaven.
Faye Mingo, of www.bounty.com, said: "It's great to see parents being creative... [but they] need to think carefully about everything that comes attached to an unusual moniker as it can definitely shape a child's experience at school and beyond."
The poll, which quizzed 3,000 parents, found that one in three parents said that they gave their kid an unusual name and that more than one in ten regretted doing so.
By Anisa Kadri
Do you know anyone who has named their kid a very weird name?