Jay-Z and Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy may have become the youngest person to appear on the Billboard charts, but that hasn’t made her immune to having the worst celebrity baby name of 2012.
In an online poll of 2,000 BabyNames.com users, 47.1 percent said Blue Ivy was the worst celebrity baby girl name of the year.
Jillian Michaels and Heidi Rhoades’ daughter, Lukensia, came in second with 29.1 percent of the vote.
At 24.1 percent of the vote, the best baby girl name was Charlotte Grace, daughter of The Bachelorette‘s Jenn Schefft and husband Joe Waterman. Charlotte Grace is also the name of Sarah Michelle Gellar’s daughter, who was born in 2010.
At 15.5 percent, the second best baby girl name was Violet Elizabeth, daughter of Dixie Chick Emily Robison and Court Yard Hounds guitarist Martin Strayer.
Alex O’Loughlin and Malia Jones’ son, Lion, was voted the worst boy name of the year with 42.5 percent of the vote. Kash Kade, the son of former Atlanta housewife Kim Zolciak and Atlanta Falcon Kroy Biermann, came in second at 41.8 percent.
Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie’s son, Luca Cruz, was deemed to have the best baby boy name at 22.9 percent. Dean McDermott and Tori Spelling’s son, Finn Davey, came in second at 16.3 percent.
BabyNames.com founder and CEO Jennifer Moss said in a statement:
“We’re not seeing crazy names like Pilot Inspektor (son of actor Jason Lee) or Moxie Crimefighter (daughter of comedian Penn Jillette) anymore. I think celebrities are becoming a little more sensitive to the fact that the child has to live with his or her name.”
Moss also said noun and adjective names typically don’t do well. Most users thought Ivy Blue was a better choice than Blue Ivy, and others were upset that there were two girls named Maxwell this year (Jessica Simpson’s daughter Maxwell Drew and Lindsay Sloane’s daughter Maxwell Lue.)
“It’s not unusual for male names to cross over onto the female list, but you’ll rarely see it go the other way,” she said.
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