The Chicago Tribune recently ran this short piece about the now common practice of naming children after famous cities, citing such favorites as Madison, Savannah and Sydney. The story then runs down MomLogic’s list of top five city baby names to avoid, which include Boring, Md., and Intercourse, Pa. (That last one should be ruled out based on redundancy. You had to engage in intercourse to create the child. Why keep bringing it up for the rest of his/her life?)
Personally, I have a few more that easily could have made MomLogic’s list:
Accident, Md.: Finally, a way to let the world know that your kid was conceived because some people still don’t understand how the rhythm method works.
Booger Hollow, Ark.: For the parent who thinks Lil’ Snot is too subtle.
Lizard Lick, N.C.: You have to admit, it has a nice, alliterative flow.
Crapo, Md.: Okay, seriously, what is the deal with the lousy city names in Maryland? I live in Maryland and I am frankly appalled. Who is naming our towns, two guys from Salisbury State University named Harold and Kumar?
Sugartit, Kentucky: If Mel Gibson ever has another daughter, well, this name is just perfect.
Beebeetown, Iowa: Because of my generous spirit, I’m going to offer this up to Miss Halle Berry as a potential name for her upcoming new arrival. Beebeetown Berry? Oh, I like the sound of that.
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