Jessie Jensen published her annual Mormon baby names post a few weeks ago. Some highlights:
- Dallin/Dallen, tied for “Most Mormon name.” Dallin H. Oaks is a prominent member of the LDS church and a former president of BYU.
- Rexalyn: “Ask your doctor if Rexalyn™ is right for you.”
- Roczen, which has popped up in Australia recently as well. The influence is probably German motorcycle racer Ken Roczen.
- Tannin, the “Absolute Worst Name This Year” thanks to the Biblical sea monster association. (For what it’s worth, I thought Zoei was worse.)
One commenter mentioned the historical Malan family of Ogden, Utah. Most of the 16 children were given alphabetical names:
- Alexis Bartholomew (b. 1873)
- Claudius Daniel (b. 1875)
- Ernest Francis (b. 1876)
- Jeremiah (b. 1878)
- Gideon Highly (b. 1879)
- Inez Jane (b. 1881)
- Kit (b. 1883)
- Lawrence Maxwell (b. 1884)
- Nahum Oscar (b. 1886)
- Parley Quince (b. 1888)
- Ray Stephen (b. 1890)
- Teresa Una (b. 1890)
- Verna Winona (b. 1893)
- X Y Zella (b. 1895)
- Benjamin (b. 1896)
- Louise Pauline (b. 1898)
Another commenter mentioned an aunt “named OE, it was pronounced oh-EEE, just like the letters,” who was born in Utah in early 1900s. (Reminds me of Io.)
Have you come across any interesting Mormon names lately?