State capitals and child abuse « Caulk is cheap

Dave’s recent post on (not his) kids at his house got me thinking. The kid’s name is Trenton. Now I’ve never heard that name before. In this world of made up names (I suppose they all are made up but…) that was a new one. Why would you name your child after the state capital of New Jersey? But then I had a V-8 moment. This is the thing to do. State capitals make great names. I thought of my own family. My first cousins twice removed are Cheyenne (WY), Madison (WI) and Austin (TX). And I’ve heard of other children being named Boston(MA) and Jackson (MS).

I’ve decided that I will name my children (if I ever decide to like hoo ha) in the same fashion. Daughters: Topeka (KS) and Tallahassee(FL). Sons: Bismarck(ND) and Annapolis(MD). Or maybe I will be a cruel parent and name the little crumb crunchers Des Moines (IA) or Sacramento (CA) or Springfield (IL).

I’m undecided on Little Rock(AR).

4 Responses to “State capitals and child abuse”

  1. superdave524 Says:

    I dig it. State names can be good, if the state is already names for a queen. Examples: Virginia, Georgia, Maryland. Some state names are bad. Mostly prominent bad state name? Idaho. ‘Course, in some inner-city somewhere…

  2. Jamie Says:

    What, you don’t like Montpelier as a name? ;)

  3. superdave524 Says:

    I guess that depends on how Pelier looks.

  4. colio2007 Says:

    Don’t forget about Tiffany “New York” Pollard from the “Flavor of Love” spinoff, “I Love New York.”

    Oh yeah, New York is not the capital of New York. Somehow Albany doesn’t have quite as much of a ring to it.


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