The pun-name Miller Lyte gives me bitter beer face.
Miller by itself is fine, and the combo could certainly be a lot worse (Dos Equis? Fat Tire?). But “Miller Lyte”? It’s like making your kid the butt of a (beer) joke.
So is it even possible to come up with a tasteful beer-inspired baby name?
Luckily, it is!
Here are some ideas:
American brewster Mary Lisle, the first known brewster in the United States, started operating her late father’s brewhouse in Philadelphia in 1734. (A brewster is the female equivalent of a brewer.)
English entrepreneur and brewer John Molson founded Molson Brewery, the oldest brewery in North America, in Montreal in 1786.
- English locksmith and inventor Joseph Bramah invented the beer engine in 1797.
- Bavarian brewer Josef Groll brewed the first batch of modern pilsener in 1842.
- American biochemist Joseph L. Owades invented low-calorie beer in the late 1960s.
German brewer David G. Yuengling founded Eagle Brewery (later D. G. Yuengling and Son), the oldest brewery in the United States, in Pennsylvania in 1829.
Frederick and Maximilian
German brothers Frederick and Maximilian Schaefer established the F. & M. Schaefer Brewing Company — both the longest-operating and the last-operating brewery in New York City — in September of 1842.
The Adam Schuppert Brewery, the first known brewery in California, was established in 1849 (one year before California became a state).
French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur developed the process of pasteurization — originally intended for wine and beer — in the 1860s.
Prussian brewer Abraham Cohen established the first brewery in Alaska in 1886.
Gottfried and William
The Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company, lead by Gottfried’s son William, introduced canned beer in January of 1935.
American tool manufacturer Ermal Fraze invented a removable pull-tab opener for the tops of beer cans in 1959.
Certain brands of beer could also work, but if you must go with a brand name, please keep it inconspicuous. Samuel (without the Adams), Stella (without the Artois), Miller (without the Lite). Definitely not Budweiser, Michelob, Heineken, Pabst, or Guinness.
What other beer-inspired names would you add to this list?
Sources: Beer History, Women and Beer, One Hundred Great Things