NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Choosing the right baby name is an important decision that parents spend nine long months agonizing over. Trying to determine a special and unique name that their child will carry with them for the rest of their life is not an easy decision, and a lot of factors go into deciding what to name a baby.
Parents often look for the most unique baby name or a baby name that holds special meaning, like that of a beloved relative or close friend.
As babies, we get no say in choosing our name, and just have to accept whatever name we are given. If we're lucky, our parents will choose names that don't get us mercilessly taunted as we walk through life.
Most of us have been fortunate enough to be given names that we like, and fill us with pride. However, once in a while, parents can drop the ball when it comes to picking baby names.
Each year, the Social Security Administration releases a list of the most popular baby names in the U.S.
The following list is of the 10 oddest baby name choices parents can make:
What kid doesn't love a snow day? They get to stay home from school, build snow forts with their friends, and enjoy hot chocolate with extra marshmallows. There's no doubt about it, kids love the snow.
But they might not be too thrilled about having to walk around with the name "Snowy."
After all "snowy" is a way to describe the weather, or something that's happening to your TV during a storm, not your kid.
In 2013, the Social Security Administration reported five baby girls were given the name "Snowy."
Five baby girls were named "Rebelle" in 2013, and as any dad of a teenage girl can tell you, a rebel daughter is something parents should actively try to avoid.
There is nothing wrong with expressing the joy one feels at the sight of a new born baby. But naming that child "Happiness" is definitely an unconventional choice.
In 2013, the SSA recorded eight baby girls that were given the name "Happiness."
Sierra Leon is a country in West Africa, which is bordered by Guinea and Liberia. However, when those two words are combined they form one of the oddest baby names of 2013."Sierraleone" was given to five baby girls last year.
In 2013, seven baby boys born in the U.S. were named "Psalms.
The name comes from a collection of religious writings from the Old Testament.
The word "Ransom" is not normally tied to happy events, as it's usually a large sum of money one demands while holding another individual captive.
But the word's negative connotations didn't bother the parents of five baby girls born with the name in 2013.
The phrase "Oh no, I've lost my charger!" takes on a whole new meaning for the parents of the six boys named after a power cord in 2013.
Technology. We can't escape it. Take any form of mass transportation and you'll be engulfed in a sea of people plugged into every device you can imagine like the iPod, Nook, iPhone, and the Kindle.Our love of technology is starting to run wild. Just ask the six boys born in 2013 named "Kyndle," (not to be confused with the name Kendall) after the popular Amazon e-reader.
It's one thing to name the car you love, it's another thing to name your kid after the car you love.
But that was the case for some parents, just ask the five baby boys living in the U.S. named "Subaru."
Naming your kid after a deadly weapon may be one of the oddest choices you can make as a parent.
Nevertheless there were nine baby girls named after a gun in 2013, according to the SSA.