Worst Baby Names for San Franciscans?

San Francisco
San Francisco at Sunset
All the San Franciscans out there will appreciate Worst Baby Names for San Franciscans, in which Wendy Steiner helps expectant parents steer clear of bad baby names based on the groups they identify with.

Are you a techie? Avoid the name “Founder.”

Hipster? Say no to “Dolores.”

Bohemian? Cross off “Kombucha.”

Here’s her list for the foodies:

You must be so excited to take a break from photographing your food to begin taking pictures of your baby. Then again, you’re probably too busy stressing over how to make your own organic baby food to even be bothered. Keep on saving that name you like that no one else finds charming for the dream restaurant you’re totally going to get around to opening.

Please don’t name your baby:

Tartina
Bourdain
Kale
Bourbon
Aroma

(I know people who memorialize every single thing they eat with a photo. I’m pretty sure it’s a mental illness. I think Pathological Food Photography will be in the DSM one day.)

Also intriguing was her list for people who are a bit too enthusiastic about San Francisco:

Myooni
Niner
Jackson
Bridge
Minna

If I were going to make a list like this for Boston, I’d say: Fenway, Faneuil, Southie, Bruin, and the letter T.

What city-specific baby names should be avoided by expectant parents in your favorite city?

Image: San Francisco at Sunset by Digon3


3 thoughts on “Worst Baby Names for San Franciscans?

  1. For Melbourne Australia, perhaps:

    Brighton
    Elwood
    Fitzroy
    Flinders
    Rialto
    Bolte
    Monash
    Eureka
    Flemington
    Carlton
    Frankston

    and any name where the initials make MCG or AFL :)

  2. For DC:
    Any title name, like Senator or Sargeant.
    Potomac
    Anacostia
    Marilyn
    Virginia
    Columbia
    Dupont
    L’Enfant
    Beltway
    RGIII/Griffin

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