Top 10 Worst Rock 'n' Roll Baby Names

Whether you're a devoted rock 'n' roll lover, a casual listener, or someone who only listens to Lady Gaga on repeat -- if you have a list of baby names you're considering to name your little one, DO NOT STOP READING. We've rounded up the absolute worst rock 'n' roll-inspired baby names that NO child has a right to be named. From monikers that conjure up images of transvestites, to names that will leave you singing annoyingly catchy '70s pop songs ... these baby names will definitely cause your kid to go down in history (and not in the good way).

1. Sharona
Origin: Hebrew, variation of Sharon; Meaning: meadow
Rock Inspiration: "My Sharona" by The Knack

Some names just automatically come with a song, but we guarantee that, while catchy, the 1979 hit "My Sharona" isn't exactly the theme song your daughter will wish for every time she introduces herself.

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2. Griselda
Origin: German; Meaning: dark battle
Rock Inspiration: "Griselda" by Natalie Merchant, "Your Auntie Grizelda" by the Monkees

Griselda has a serious musical pedigree, from Vivaldi down to the Monkees, but the name is unshakably connected to grizzled old maids, fusty aunts, and gluttonous little girls.

3. Elvira
Origin: Spanish; Meaning: fair
Rock Inspiration: "Elvira" by the Oak Ridge Boys

Sure, the Oak Ridge Boys don't have many mean things to say about Elvira of the "eyes that look like heaven," but the name itself conjures up images of the late-'80s Mistress of the Dark, or the goth version of Dolly Parton.

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4. Maybellene
Origin: Latin, version of Mabel; Meaning: lovable
Rock Inspiration: "Maybellene" by Chuck Berry

This is an example, like "Reet Petite," of a great song with a terrible idea for a name. Chuck Berry picked up the name Maybellene from a mascara box on the floor, and the whispers of "maybe she's born with it" would be pretty hard to shake.

5. Lola
Origin: Spanish, version of Dolores; Meaning: sorrowful lady
Rock Inspiration: "Lola" by The Kinks, "Copacabana" by Barry Manilow

Lola is a lovely name: mellifluous, light-sounding, sweet. But in pop songs, it just doesn't fare that well. She's either a showgirl at the Copa or a transvestite Ray Davies meets in Soho. Both glamorous, but maybe not what you'd picture for your adorable infant daughter.

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6. Judas
Origin: Greek; Meaning: praised one
Rock Inspiration: "Judas" by Lady Gaga, Judas Priest

Lady Gaga may be in love with him, but there's really only one Judas. Unless you permanently opt for the nickname "Jude," there aren't going to be a whole lot of flattering songs out there for Judas.

7. Mickey
Origin: Hebrew, variation of Michael; Meaning: "Who is like God?"
Rock Inspiration: Micky Dolenz, "Hey Mickey" by Toni Basil

Like Sharona, Mickey is one of those names inseparable from a semi-irritating jukebox hit. It's a peppy name, but for rock appeal, Mick's a better Michael nickname.

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8. Pervis
Origin: French; Meaning: provider
Rock Inspiration: Soul establishment The Staple Singers' Pervis Staples

There's just no way to escape the "perv" connection with this one, no matter how awesome the namesake is.

9. Sue
Origin: Hebrew, variation of Susan; Meaning: lily
Rock Inspiration: "A Boy Named Sue" by Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash's "A Boy Named Sue" is a cautionary tale about terrible naming strategies for little boys. This particular Sue gets picked on, grows up mean, gets into a fight with his father, and ultimately concludes that he will never name his own son Sue. Nor, we're guessing, should you.

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10. Lenny
Origin: German, variation of Leonard; Meaning: brave lion
Rock Inspiration: "Fat Lenny" by Ween

Despite the efforts of a certain Mr. Kravitz, the name Lenny still has a certain mustiness to it, and Ween's unflattering ode to a dude who plans to "lick shellack off the windowsill" doesn't help.

- By Maragaret Eby

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