LIST! Parents Are Rejecting These Once-Popular Baby Names

April 4, 2018

According to a new survey from parenting site ChannelMum,some names that were once pretty popular are now no-nos because of negative cultural associations. Case in point: Alexa. It was one of the most popular girls’ names in 2016, but thanks to Amazon’s virtual assistant, no one wants to name their daughter after a device now.

These are some other once-popular names new parents are passing over these days.

Girls' names:

Alexa – because of Amazon's Alexa.

Felicia – because of the “Bye, Felicia” meme.

Kate – because people still love Kate Middleton, but now they’re obsessed with Meghan Markle.

Scarlett – because parents prefer other colors today, like Violet.

Lauren – because so many reality TV stars have the name, apparently.

Boys’ names:

Stan – because of the hashtag #Stan, which stands for 'stalker fan' in the world of Twitter

Harvey – because of Harvey Weinstein, naturally.

Christian – because of “Fifty Shades of Grey” 

Ryan – because of Irish budget airline, Ryanair

Ollie – because it’s the name of a dog food brand caught up in a YouTube challenge where humans ate dog food and no one wants to name their baby after that.