Unusual Baby Names in Georgia – Dextrose, Iceland, Manatee, Teflon

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution recently compiled several lists of unusual baby names using birth records from the Georgia Department of Human Resources (covering January 1990 through July 2007).

Here are some highlights:

  • Animal names: Badger, Coyote, Jerboa, Manatee, Peacock, Stallion
  • Car names: Civic, Dodge, Elantra, Scion, Tiburon, Toyota
  • City names: Cambridge, Kyoto, Madrid, Montreal, Sacramento, Zurich
  • Country names: Belgium, Ethiopia, Gibraltar, Iceland, Seychelles, Vatican
  • Food names: Cola, Dextrose, Dijon, Kiwi, Nacho, Teriyaki
  • Occupation names: Attorney, Butcher, Guitarist, Messenger, Spy, Writer
  • Trademark names: Dasani, Exxon, L’Oreal, McAfee, Nokia, Toshiba

The one I liked best of all was Teflon…for the non-stick baby, of course.

There were also many alcohol-related names, such as Bacardi, Chianti, Courvoisier, Michelob, Sangria, Tequila and Tanqueray.


3 thoughts on “Unusual Baby Names in Georgia – Dextrose, Iceland, Manatee, Teflon

  1. Dear Nancy,
    We are far away in Taipei, Taiwan, and we have been interested in your website, and taking notes from http://projects.ajc.com/names/list (i.e.lists of unusual baby name). We do not know how to get in touch with them, but their website has not been working since 6/15/2015. Can you kindly help us find out what happened to them. Does it mean we have to pay for browsing their website, but how?
    Thank you very much.

  2. Dear Nancy,
    I’d like to say “Thank You Very Much ” for introducing the Wayback Machine. It helps a lot. But since http://projects.ajc.com/names/list is a very big database. We can hardly find if there is a name that we need. Can we ask you a favor again by checking out who is in charge of the URL, and tell us their phone number or email. We’d like to get in touch with them and see if their URL can be resumed. Thank you again and await your kind reply. Liou FH.

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