14/08/2014 17:01 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

The World's Strangest Baby Name? Zzyzx

Caroline Purser

The top 10 strangest baby names can be revealed, and the winner issssssssssss...Zzyzx.

Seriously: pronounced 'Zay-Zix'.

Zounds like zomeonez having a laugh to uz! But no! The end-of-the-alphabet moniker really belongs to not one, but FIVE children born in the last 15 years, and has topped a poll of 1,500 people.

The survey by found that 20 per cent believe Zzyzx is the oddest baby name ever.

The name was apparently first given to a town and road in San Bernardino County, California, because of its status as 'the last word in the English language'.

As such, the town of Zzyzx was referred to as 'the last place on Earth'. While it may or may not be a fitting name for a place, voters unanimously agree that it makes no sense as a child's name. Jen, a voter from Maryland, said of the name: "Zzyzx sounds like a manner in which you scratch your throat when you have a cold coming on."

And Carly from Texas wrote: "The only reason I can work out using Zzyzx for your child is for pure torture or revenge."

At the other end of the alphabetical spectrum from Zzyzx, several respondents said they know of children who have been named Abcde, which is pronounced 'Ab-sid-ee'.

Voters were just as flabbergasted at this baby name choice.

Lise from Pennsylvania wrote: "There are rumours...that people are interested in naming their children Abcde - the first 5 letters of the English alphabet. It seems utterly tacky and downmarket to me."


1. Zzyzx

2. Nimrod

3. Moo

4. Lucifer

5. Zamzam

6. Dzyre

7. Jealousy

8. Bush

9. Kyller

10. Mc

Darn it, they're even better than these...