Oops! 9 baby names that mean something not-so-lovely in another culture

9 baby names that mean something

The baby naming game can be tricky. You want to choose a name that is meaningful, but not too common or overused.

But what if your choice is associated with something negative in another culture? Oops! We’ve compiled this list of 9 baby names that mean something awful in other cultures just for you.

Stop everything! If you’re expecting and have a baby name all sorted for your little one, make sure you check this list first because what might be cute and awesome to you might mean something quite different in another country!

And if you’ve already gone and called your treasured bub one of these delightful (yet unintentionally crass) names, don’t stress. Well, unless you plan on doing a lot of traveling!

1. Becky

 If you’re in love with the name Rebecca, you might want to avoid its shortened form, Becky. While Becky is a completely harmless and very sweet nickname, in the Philippines it’s also the affectionate slang name for a young gay man, so expect a few giggles!

2. Cara

Either spelled with ‘C’ or a ‘K’, Cara is a really popular name in places like the US and the United Kingdom and comes from the Italian word ‘beloved.’ In Arabic though (spelled Khari), when translated this name ends up being SHIT.

3. Chloe

From the Greek name Khloe meaning ‘blooming,’ this cute girl’s moniker is forever finding itself on the most popular baby name lists all over the word EXCEPT Germany. That’s because it sounds a hell of a lot like ‘kilo’ which is the slang name for TOILET.

4. Dom

A snappy nickname for both the boy’s name, Dominic, and the girl’s Dominique. In the Netherlands, however, it’s actually an insult meaning STUPID.

5. Gil

A super cute boy’s name by itself or used as a shortened version of Gilbert, Gil is the equivalent of the name Giles in Spain and Portugal, and also a Hebrew name meaning ‘joy’ or ‘happiness.’ Sounds pretty good, right? Well, in Poland it means SNOT.

Conclusion:

Oops! If you’re expecting and have a baby name all sorted for your little one, make sure you check this list first because what might be cute and awesome to you might mean something quite different in another country!

Oops! We’ve compiled this list of nine baby names that mean something awful in other cultures just for you.

Stop everything!  If you’re expecting and have a baby name all sorted for your little one, make sure you check this list first because what might be cute and awesome to you might not actually sound so good elsewhere.

Oops!” Oops! We’ve compiled this list of nine baby names that mean something awful in other cultures just for you.”

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