The name Paula is quite clearly cursed in some, terrible, wretched way. The Daily Caller has not been able to determine exactly how the hex operates. The origin of the curse on the Latin name, which means “small,” is also not entirely clear.
Only one thing is certain about the 725th-most popular girls name as of 2012, really: don’t foist it on any of your kids. Check out this handy slideshow to see why.