The 20 worst baby names of 2019 revealed

This story was first published in November 2019.

The worst baby names of 2019 have been released, and it's fair to say many of them are... unique. 

A study from international parenting site ranked the list, which included names influenced by television shows and infamous serial killers. 

New Zealand's own Taika Waititi may have had something to do with some of the results. Fans of his hit 2010 movie Boy probably recognise the name 'Chardonnay', which came in at number four for the girls. Sorry to those who want their daughter to be the Mother of Dragons, but 'Khaleesi' also made the list. 

For the boys, notable inclusions are 'Manson' - as in notorious cult leader Charles Manson - and the fairly self-explanatory 'Danger', in this case a first, rather than middle name. 

It's tough to say whether any of these names would have made the cut in Aotearoa, where government department Births, Deaths and Marriages is strict on what you can and can't name your child. 

Of the nearly 60,000 babies born in New Zealand each year, less than one percent have their name considered by the registrar-general. In 2018, names declined included Princess-Dixie-Rose, Royale-Bubz, and the enigmatic III.'s worst baby names for girls in 2019:

  1. Shy
  2. Mattel
  3. Cyncere
  4. Chardonnay
  5. Khaleesi
  6. Starlett
  7. Blaykelee
  8. Any
  9. Vegas
  10. Pansy's worst baby names for boys in 2019:

  1. Kingmessiah
  2. Yugo
  3. Cub
  4. Axis
  5. Manson
  6. Pinches
  7. Xxayvier
  8. Cletus
  9. Danger
  10. Stylez