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These Might Be the Worst Baby Names of All Time

A new Reddit thread reveals there are some really bad baby names out there.

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A new Reddit thread may have identified some of the worst baby names in history. It's unclear whether parents actually named their kids these puzzling monikers—though the question posed at the beginning of the thread asks, "What is the worst baby name you've heard recently?"

For instance, there's Elizabreth, which can easily turn into "Lizard Breath" as one poster points out. Totally a head-scratcher. Or how about Vagabriel? For real? Is this a name or a punishment? Or a feminine hygiene product?

"Mhavryck. Pronounced as Maverick," one commenter writes. Ugh, can we just stop with the creative name spellings? Or as one user writes with slightly stronger language:

"I f-ing hate, hate, hate when parents do the whole 'creative spelling' thing. In almost all interactions, it doesn't matter how it's spelled, because you're just saying the name. But then when it does matter, it's a hassle to all involved, with no benefit whatsoever. There's just that one-time benefit where the a-hole parents think they're clever when they think it up, and it's all downhill from there."

Another example of baby name spelling gone wild: "Aliviyah. Pronounced Olivia."

One user calls out Kim Kardashian West and Kayne West's baby name choices as the worst ever. No comment.

Some other highlights include Beberly, Harley Quinn, "Jarica (parents couldn't decide between 'Jessica' and 'Erica')," Spartacus, Grunka, and Appaloosa. Oh, and don't forget Melanomia. Seriously.

What's the worst baby name you've ever heard?

Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.