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My husband and I have driven past the I-70 exit for No Name, Colorado, many a time. Finally, a few weeks ago, we stopped to take a photo:
So where does the name “No Name” come from? Did some cowboy or prospector or railroad employee come up with it?
Nope, nope and nope.
It was a Colorado Department of Transportation official.
Back when I-70 was being built, the exit intended for a tiny, unnamed community in Glenwood Canyon was dubbed “No Name” by this anonymous official. But “No Name,” which was only meant to be a placeholder, began to grow on the locals. They liked it so much, in fact, that when the state asked the community to replace “No Name” with something more appropriate, the community refused.
The baby name lesson here?
Be wary of placeholder baby names — especially comical ones! Because, sometimes, they end up sticking. Cole Sellar and Press come to mind…
Source: Parker, Quentin. Welcome to Horneytown, North Carolina, Population: 15. Avon, MA: Adams Media, 2010.
Soccer player Gabriel Zakuani and his girlfriend welcomed a baby boy in September and named him Trendy.
[Gabriel] said: “People have asked if his name is because of ‘trending topics’ on Twitter. Maybe it was in the back of my mind.”
Gabriel said the name also refers to the baby’s mum Shanice Petrie’s job in fashion. He said: “The official reason was she wanted something to reflect that. But it was me who came up with Trendy.”
Actress Shayne Lamas and her husband welcomed a baby girl on 11-11-11 and named her Press.
Her unusual name started off as a joke between the couple, but is now a confirmed reality.
‘Her name came to us at the beginning of my pregnancy, because she was getting so much press,’ Shayne told E! News prior to the birth.
‘It started as a joke, her nickname was ‘Press Baby,’ but when we found out it was a girl, suddenly that was her name – her name was going to be Press!
‘I think Press is a beautiful name, we’re elated, little princess Press!’