From the article: City Baby Names
There is a trend to name babies after locations, like cities, states or countries. Some families do this to commemorate a baby conceived in a specific place or born some place. What baby names from places have you heard? Which do you like? Is this a baby girl trend? What are your thoughts and baby names. Share Your Baby Names
- I have a daughter named Phoenix (altho we spelled it Phynix to give it a bit of girly style) I also have a son named Nash William (husband calls him Nash Will lol) as a tribute to Nashville, TN which both my husband and I love. I also know some kids in my small town named dallas(b) denver(b) London(g), Philidelphia(g) and Brooklyn(g) I have always loved the names Paris(g), Ireland(g), Nevada(g), Boston(b), Arizona(g), America(g), and Indiana(b or g)
- —Guest guest
Baby Girl Place Name
- My husband is from Ireland and wanted to name our baby girl Ireland but I wanted to name her Paris. We both decided not to name her these and choose one together. We couldn't think of one but when I was flicking through my celebrity mag I came across the name Chelsee Healey and I fell in love with the name Chelsee. I realised that it was a place name which made it even better. I didn't like it spelt Chelsee so we decided to name it the original way and when our baby girl was born we named her Chelsea Alexandria. (Alexandria is after me.) We now have new twin girls who we have named Paris and Ireland so we got our three gorgeous girls who all have individual place names.
- —Guest Alex
Kyngston for a boy or a girl
- Me and my husband are expecting and trying to decide on a name. We have Jax as a possibility for a first name as a boy but our previous baby that we lost was named Kyngston for a road trip we took to see my sick father through Kingston, TN.
- —Guest momof3greene
- I've always loved the idea of naming a girl Minnesota, shortened to Minnie, or Arizona shortened to Azzy! Also I think that Ireland is a really cute name for a girl plus it is an amazing beautiful country!
- —Guest Kitty
- Shannon is a lovely name for a female. It is the name of a city and river in Ireland.
- —Guest Pat
- We chose Sydney as we cancelled our trip to Australia when we found out we had another type of adventure in store for us.
- —Guest Sydney's mom
Virginia as a tribute to Grandma
- My grandmother's full given name was Virgie, so I'd like to use the name Virginia to honor her. I like place names that are also "people" names, like Georgia, but I'd also use the name of a city or place if it was meaningful to me and also sounded like a good name--maybe Florence?
- —Guest Catherine
- I have an 88-year-old friend whose name is Geneva. I love that. Seems like quite a modern name for 88 years ago. I've seen quite a few young girls named Paris. We all know where the popularity of that name came from.
Some Place Names I've Seen
- I've known girls named Brooklyn, Nevada and, of course, Chelsea. I've seen place names more for girls, for sure. I think it works better for some places than others, though. Like, 'London' would probably be a good one for either sex, but 'Mississippi'--not so much. (Though Missy always works.)
- —Guest Elizabeth
- No one would ever guess that my daughter was named after a town in Missouri, but she kinda was. Her father and I were on a weekend road trip when I was pregnant. While traveling we were bouncing name ideas back and forth but couldn't agree on one until when we drove through the town of Amber. We both liked it. Amber is a strawberry blonde and her personality is full of sunshine. The name is perfect for her. I've been telling her for years she was named after a town in Missouri, but oddly when I do an Internet search for Missouri cities and towns, there is no Amber. It was a dink town I do recall that. Maybe it no longer exists, OR maybe we landed in Twilight Zone just long enough to get the name. Cool either way.
- —Guest lila
BABY GIRL NAME/LOCATION
- We are going with Alexandria...the city in Egypt my husband is from. His mom wasn't too pleased...she thinks its the name of a city not the name for a baby...but we love it!
- —Guest ALH2174
- My kids love to see places with their names in them, even if they weren't named for them. That could be Benjamin St. or Owenton (city). We actually have a project of finding all the streets in town with their names and photographing them with their signs. Some we have to have a little give with, like using Lila for our daughter Lilah.
- —Guest Robin