Parents Are Rejecting These Once-Popular Baby Names

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According to a new survey from parenting site ChannelMum, some names that were once pretty popular are now a big N-O because of negative cultural associations. 

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” and some consider it too religious.
  • 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.
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