Cobain

This widely-recognizable Old Norse surname is so widely recognizable because it belonged to iconic '90s grunge musician Kurt Cobain. If you name your son Cobain, you'd better decorate his nursery with Nirvana - because if he doesn't grow up to be a fan, he's going to be miserable carrying such a name.

Nicknames:

Cobie, Bain.

Famous people named Cobain:

Musician Kurt Cobain; daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, Frances Bean Cobain.

Fun fact:

In response to social injustice, Kurt Cobain famously had this to say: "If any of you, in any way, hate homosexuals, people of a different color or women, please do this one favor for us—leave us the f*ck alone. Don’t come to our shows and don’t buy our records."

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