7% of Parents Gave Their Kid a Made-Up Name

If you think kids’ names have gotten stranger, you’re right.  And that trend isn’t stopping.


According to a new survey, 7% of parents say they gave their kid a made-up name, like Jaspin, Wrenlow, or Maevery.  And 65% of people say they’d consider giving their kid a made-up name.


Why?  The parents think a unique name will help their kid.  72% say they think the name will help their kid stand out in the crowd, and 33% think it’ll help their kid feel special.


Oh, and 2% think it’ll help their kid get the best social media accounts.  Not if I go register @Wrenlow first.


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