The most memorable baby names of 2020

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The names that made us go WTF in 2020. (Sue Barr/Getty images)
The names that made us go WTF in 2020. (Sue Barr/Getty images)

It's been one hell of a year and the baby names parents have given their children have clearly indicated that again and again. 

Here's a look back some of the most unforgettable names of 2020. 

'Kindergarten 2026 roll call': From Covid Leigh to Kah'Rona to Pandemica

We thought we heard it all when news of the parents who named their twin babies Covid and Corona broke, but that was before Jessica Rabon uploaded her now viral video to Facebook. which features a few names inspired by the times.

Did Elon Musk and singer Grimes really name their newborn baby X Æ A-12?

Elon Musk and his fiance singer Claire Boucher (aka Grimes) came up with a name that had everyone, momentarily, on the back foot.

'We accidentally named our son genital': What parents can learn from Amy Schumer's baby name mishap

One minute you're loving the name you chose for your child and the next you realise you accidentally gave him a name that sounds like genital. That's what happened to comedian and first-time mom, Amy Schumer after giving her son the first name Gene, and the second name Attell. 

Talk about memorable, these parents named their twins Corona and Covid

At least they didn't name their twins Earwacker, Bony M or Pube, right? Here are 61 other names you won't believe people actually gave their kids. 

Maybelline, Klein, Estee and other baby names inspired by fashion and beauty

Names taken from fashion and beauty is included among 2020 trends in baby naming. So says, an online jewellery shop that sifted through 18 years of data from both the UK and the US to compile a list of the most popular names based on fashion and beauty brands. 

Will Katy Perry's choice in baby name inspire a new trend? Here are 70+ blooming beautiful names

For celeb parents Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, a spring themed baby name just made sense with the couple naming their first child together, Daisy.

'I don't care if it's her turn we're not naming our son Tuesday': Parents battle over baby name

A soon-to-be dad is shared his baby-naming troubles online. According to the dad, his wife had agreed to taking turns in naming their children, something he had suggested. Now, his pregnant wife is choosing their son's name, but the problem is her choice of name: Tuesday. 

These 100 baby names proved most popular in the US this year

This annual list is created by the US-based BabyCenter, and this year, names were ranked from a database of more than 500 000 to create the top 100 list of boys' and girls' names. 

Inspired by Joaquin Phoenix's baby name? Here are 100 names inspired by the beauty of nature

Joaquin Phoenix had the internet in sobs for the sentimental choice of name for his newborn son with actress Rooney Mara.  

According to Viktor Kossakovsky, the director of Joaquin's latest film project Gunda, the new dad has chosen to name his son River after his older brother who tragically died in 1993 from an accidental drug overdose.The brothers shared a special bond and his name choice is a beautiful tribute. 

Would you name your daughter Twifia, in exchange for 18 years of free wifi?

A Swiss business is offering free internet, for 18 years, to certain newborns, and with the high price of data it's a tempting offer. 

At least one couple has taken them up on this so far, but there is a catch...Twifi, the internet provider, explained that the only requirement for the free internet is for the parents to name their child after the company:

"Twifius" for a baby boy and "Twifia" for a baby girl.

The Baby Names Set for Sporting Stardom top ten lists for boys and girls 

What's in a name? Sporting stardom apparently.

So claims the team at sports nutrition brand, Myprotein Australia, who put together more than 8000 names of sporting heroes from Olympic athletes, to rugby legends and soccer stars, and found that certain names popped up again and again.


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