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Blue Ivy declared worst baby name of 2012; Charlotte Grace the best

Dec. 31, 2012 at 3:18 PM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Blue Ivy has been voted the worst celebrity girl name of 2012 in an online poll of about 2,000 users, U.S. website BabyNames.com announced Monday.

More than 47.1 percent of respondents voted the moniker of Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter the worst celebrity baby girl's name.

The runner up was Lukensia, daughter of Jillian Michaels and Heidi Rhoades, with 29.1 percent of the vote.

The year's worst boy name was Lion, the son of Alex O'Loughlin and Malia Jones, who earned 42.5 percent of the vote.

The runner up in that category was Kash Kade, son of Kim Zolciak and Kroy Bierman, with 41.8 percent of the vote.

The best girl name was decided to be Charlotte Grace, the daughter of Jenn Schefft and Joe Waterman, with 24.1 percent of the vote.

Coming in second was Violet Isabel, daughter of Emily Robison and Martin Strayer, with 15.5 percent of the vote.

The best boy name was Luca Cruz, son of Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie, with 22.9 percent of the vote.

Finn Davey, son of Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott, was a close second with 16.3 percent of the vote.

"We're not seeing crazy names like Pilot Inspektor or Moxie Crimefighter anymore," BabyNames.com founder and chief executive officer Jennifer Moss said in a statement Monday, referring to the quirky names of Jason Lee's son and Penn Jillette's daughter. "I think celebrities are becoming a little more sensitive to the fact that the child has to live with his or her name."

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