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There Are Over 300 People Walking Around Named Abcde

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As the owner of an unusual name I will attest to the impact a name can have on your life- people comment on your name whenever they see it, you can’t use your real name at places like Starbucks because they never get it right, and folks make certain presumptions about you based solely on your name.

I feel like I got off lucky, but what about those poor souls who will live their lives in constant hatred of the alphabet because their name is an unpronounceable string of letters?

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They’re the unfortunate souls who were named "Abcde" by their uncaring parents, and they will carry the burden of bad naming for the rest of their lives, or until they change their name to something easier to pronounce like Bob or Jane.

In 2009 alone 32 children were named Abcde in the U.S., and to date there are 328 sad humans walking around with this alphabetical nightmare of a name.

You can read more about this unusual baby naming phenomenon over at Vocativ, including an infographic detailing the Social Security Administration's findings on how many Abcde's were brought into the world in the last sixteen years. 

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Seems like it's a Hawaii thing, like the article stated: "For what it’s worth, the name Abcde seems to be a primarily Hawaiian phenomenon. SSA data indicates that all five of the Abcdes named in 1990 were born there, which is especially interesting, considering that the modern Hawaiian alphabet doesn’t include the consonants b, c or d."
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