Non English-speakers of Reddit, what names are considered ‘trashy’ in your language?

  1. A French friend of mine named his daughter “Janela” (jah-neh-lah) because he thought it is beautiful.


    It means window in Portuguese…

  2. In Norway I’d say weird double names like Ole-Kåre and Ronny-Frode sound pretty trashy.

  3. Ironically English names like Jennifer, Justin, Kevin and the like. It seems they cater to a certain demographic. Denmark here.

  4. Basically anything with a non-standard pronunciation or characters. For example written as 海賊王 (the characters mean “pirate King”) and read as ルフィー (pronounced as Luffy). We call them DQN names, because parents who give their kids those kinds of names tend to be DQN, which is one of the ways we refer to trashy people.

  5. In French Kevin is really bad

  6. In Germany, English names like Mandy, Cindy, Ryan, Brian, Justin and also french names like Chantal or Jacqueline are the trashy ones.

    Edit: Also Kevin and Mike.

  7. Italian here: for boys, basically every English names.
    For girls, french names like “chantall” + the english name “Jessica”.

    ” Jessica” is especially bad. If a girl with full italian heritage is called Jessica, you can be 99% sure that at least her parent are trashy.

  8. Sooo… “Kevin” is pretty universally disdained is what I’m getting from all this.

  9. Netherlands:
    English names like John(sometimes written like Jhon), Leroy, Wesley, Joey, Rodney etc.
    Some Spanish/Italian names like Ricardo, Silvio etc.

    I think you can start to see a certain tedency in the comments…

  10. Non-english speakers have no idea what you’re asking.

  11. ITT: English names.

  12. English names! Jonathan, Jennifer, Brian, Kevin, Dylan Jesica/Yesica, and more standar-local names like Pamela, Nadia, Matias. Usually they are pronounced like this : El jony, la Jeny, el brayan, el kevin, el dilan, la yesi/yeya/yes, and they are written like this: “EL BrYån de las wachasSSS@#$#@$”

  13. In The Netherlands Roxanne is pretty bad. Sjonnie as well.

  14. English names, specially if they are written as pronounced in Spanish (Maikol, Yon, Briyit)

  15. Originally from Russia. There were legal common names and you couldn’t make up your own (even Kristina was sort of frowned upon), but we did have some names which were more common among villagers and in general lower education class. They were mostly old Russian names like Varya (Varvara), or Tonya (Antonina), or Klava (Klavdiya), or Glasha (Glafira), etc. They were old fashioned names and often girls would get teased about them.