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?
Please note that I did include names in the gray area between one syllable and two syllables. The deciding factor on these particular names (such as Charles, Miles, and Noel) will be your own interpretation/accent, so be sure to test the names out loud before making any final decisions.