How popular is the baby name Houston in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Houston and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Houston.
Tuesday’s post about the Victorian-style Tylney Hall Hotel reminded me of a list of Victorian-era names that I’ve had bookmarked forever.
The list was created by amateur genealogist G. M. Atwater as a resource for writers. It contains names and name combinations that were commonly seen in the U.S. from the 1840s to the 1890s. Below is the full list (with a few minor changes).
Which female name and male name do you like best?
Source: Victorian Era Names, A Writer’s Guide
A few weeks ago I posted an observation about baby names that sound like stripper names. In the comments, C in DC asked two great questions:
And what exactly makes a name sound like a “stripper” name? And is it limited to names for girls?
Defining “stripper name” is tricky. Stripper names fall into such a wide variety of subcategories. Lolita and Chastity are sexual. Bambi and Candy are flirty. Blaze and Raven are edgy. Karma and Destiny are conceptual. Porsche and Armani are symbolic. Houston and Dallas are…cities in Texas.
Overall, I guess I’d describe stripper names as unserious, maybe even silly.
Can boy names be stripper names? My first instinct is to say no, as I’ve only ever seen girl names called stripper names. But what about boy names like Adonis, Valentino and Fox? I think there’s stripper name potential there. So I’m undecided on this one.
How would you answer these questions?