Oh Kentucky, Why You Gotta Be Like That?

A list of the first baby names of 2012 by state recently came out, and there are definitely a few humdingers.

Apparently there was a trend of a lot of names beginning with the letter K and the letter A. Even though I didn’t give birth in 2012, I’m OK with not being on trend.

A few that leapt out at me:

Kentucky: Kay’lyn

I thought that the whole apostrophe within a name thing was so very over.  I was so very wrong.

New Mexico: Daytona Jaymes

There are, to me, two things wrong with this name.

South Dakota: Kalylah

I have no idea where they came up with this one, or how to pronounce it.  Awkwardly, I guess.

Wyoming: Khloe

The Kardashian influence has gone much too far.

Ohio: Anya

A Project Runway fan, it seems.

Arkansas: Wesley Ren

Ditto Princess Bride.

Nevada: Envy Essence-Faye

I could deal with this if it was rearranged.  Maybe.

 

 

 

3 Responses to “Oh Kentucky, Why You Gotta Be Like That?”

  1. class factotum January 5, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

    Isn’t Anya a Russian name? Maybe the diminutive of Ana? I think it’s pretty.

    • Glinda January 6, 2012 at 3:47 am #

      I don’t have an issue with the name, it just reminded me of the undeserved winner of last season.

      • class factotum January 6, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

        Ah. I see. I get bugged by people who name their kids after popular TV characters. Did you really think your kid would be the only “Alexis” or “Crystal” in her class? Sheesh.