Monday, October 22, 2007

From an article at

"Since the Red Sox won the World Series in 2004, more and more families across the country are birthing their boys into Red Sox Nation with the name Boston. In 2004, for the first time in a century, Boston appeared on the government's list of the 1,000 most popular names. Rallying from virtual obscurity to 626th place, the name has made a comeback, spawning a modest bumper crop of baby "Bostons." According to the Social Security Administration, 856 boys named Boston were born in 2004, 2005, and 2006...."

My children are lucky that this trend to name kids after cities wasn't popular back in the late 1980's -- how could I have resisted naming one of them Renton?


  1. If Dean and I had had a son, we could have named him Tukwila.

  2. Now that has a real nice ring to it, don't you think?! (I would feel sorry for a child whose parents feel an afinity towards Humptulips.)

  3. Hey, I know a beautiful young woman named Tukwila. I have no idea what her parents were thinking. They call her Tuk. She's a dancer, tall & willowly. Renton Anderson, hmmm Renton Reilly Anderson. Even better.