Top 10 Worst British Names

When it comes to unique and interesting names, the British certainly have their fair share. From classic names like William and Elizabeth to more modern monikers like Harper and Mason, British names run the gamut. But not all names are created equal, and there are some names that just make you cringe.

Whether it's the overly pretentious names like Peregrine or Tuppence, or the downright bizarre names like Twinkle and Fanny, some British names are just begging to be made fun of. And while many parents may think they're being creative and unique with their name choices, sometimes they miss the mark entirely.

But what makes a name truly terrible? It's subjective, of course, but some names just don't seem to have any rhyme or reason. They may be difficult to pronounce or spell, or they may have unfortunate associations that make them hard to take seriously.

That being said, there are also some names that are so bad they're actually kind of amazing. Who wouldn't want to meet someone named Bartholomew or Bertram? These names may be unusual, but they're certainly memorable.
The Top Ten
1 Ian

A nothingness name. It's like the parents couldn't be bothered to sober up.

2 Horatio

Another name inspired by Shakespeare's play. It is pronounced "Ho-ray-show."

What kind of a name is this? Who would want to call their child this?

Should be lost from existence.

3 Angus

Why is "Spike" listed twice? That is really stupid. Angus is the worst by far.

This kind of makes me laugh really hard. I don't think you should name your children like this.

A common, strange Scottish name for ginger people.

4 Rupert

That's Mr. Rigsby's name in Rising Damp. Don't know any real-life Ruperts. I wonder what he'd look like.

5 Daffyth

I don't think this is a real name. But it makes for a real good tongue twister, though.

A real tongue twister that repeats the same noise several times.

6 Ashley

This is definitely a girl's name because I mean, I had a bully in middle school called Ashley. He was a boy, so it doesn't really make me like the name.

7 Shep

That's an awful name. Why would you name your kid that?

It is a name dogs should be called and is named after the worst song ever.

8 Margret
9 Abigail
10 Bert

Who in their right mind would call their child Bert?

Reminds me of that Sesame Street character...

The Contenders
11 Gertrude
12 Donald

Donald Duck maybe, but no person should have this awful name.

13 Rufus

Not my favorite name. I can't really picture it on a kid.

Sounds like a good name for a dog.

14 Cuthbert

I don't know who in their right mind would name their child this, but it's an okay last name (Anne of Green Gables, anyone?).

15 Nigel

The name given to the leader of the UKIP party. Even hearing the name makes me cringe.

16 Keira
17 Tred
18 Ingrid

Who is desperate enough to call their child Ingrid? This should be in the number 1 position.

19 Veruca
20 Basil

No one should name their child this... ever!

Maybe his nickname would be Pesto!

21 Spike

I'd heard of teddy bears and dogs with this name, but when I found a boy called Spike, it just didn't work.

22 Archibal
23 Andrew
24 Dickson

First names as last names? What's with this trend?

25 Adele

The singer Adele has just ruined the name for me. I never liked it to begin with, but she just brought on an outright hate for the name. Terrible name.

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