Choosing a baby name that everyone is going to LURVE is pretty much impossible.

Regardless of whether you go with something traditional or something trendy, you’re going to be met with a few unwelcome comments.

It’s pretty much expected. And it really doesn’t matter. At the end of the day, it’s your baby and it’s your decision on what name you want to scream at the playground.

As long as the name is legal (which, you may be surprised, many aren’t), then the name is fair game.

On our baby name hunts we’ve discovered a fair few interesting name choices, including Pancake, Abcde and Sheboygan.

But American baby name site, Nameberry has taken it one step further, highlighting their top picks for outrageous baby names of 2017.

If you’re a fan of crazy baby names, then get excited because you’re in for a treat!

Hello, My Name is … 

ESPN – if you’re a sports’ fan, then ESPN might be worth channeling.

Fanta – Well, I guess it’s better than Coke.

Maybelline – Maybe she’s born with it. Maybe her parents wanted to be different.

Any – Any name will do.

Boy – Don’t worry. Girl also made the list.

Evian – It’s like Evan. But for babies who really love water.

Denim – Because Gene is so 90s. Suede is another fabric name that popped up a few times.

Amen – Religion often plays a role in naming bub. Jacob. Noah. Eve. All very biblical. Oh, and Amen.

Milady – Not to be confused with M’lady.

Yogi – Cartoon bear. Newborn baby. Same same.

Riot – Bad ass written all over it. Havoc also made the list.

Envy – Well, out of the seven deadly sins, Envy seems like it has the nicest ring. Better than Gluttony.

Yoyo – Yesterday’s popular toy turned into today’s trendy name choice.

Arson – Felony must have been taken.

I-am – I am confused.

Nil – Baby name not found.

Even more outrageous baby names 

So these are only a few of the names that made the list. There are HEAPS more! Check out the full list below:

  • Paw
  • My 
  • Moo 
  • Ra 
  • Om 
  • Tancredi 
  • Poet
  • Eluned
  • Telsa
  • Getsemani 
  • Calcifer 
  • Candelaria 
  • Alp
  • Fennac
  • Brazen
  • Cuauhtemoc
  • Beowulf
  • Artreyu
  • Nubia
  • Mazikeen
  • Zorawar
  • Bereket

We’ve got to give these parents credit – they sure know how to think outside the baby name box!

Looking for unique baby names that aren’t quite so out there? Check out these 50 adorable names for your trendsetting tot.

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe, including her son, daughter, cat, dog, partner and baby #3 who is currently taking up residence on her bladder. When she's not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach or nagging her kids to put on their pants.

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