Monday, April 29, 2013

Chicago Neighborhood Names

Chicago has hundreds of neighborhoods. I pulled the ones with the most name potential.

Albany- There's an Albany Park here in Chicago, but most people think of New York first.
Anderson- Andersonville is one of the best neighborhoods in Chicago, and Anderson is stylish right now. Bonus points for the nickname Anders.
Arcadia- For Arcadia Terrace. A little clunky, but wearable.
Archer- A cool name for boys right now, this one can represent Archer Heights.
Austin- More Texas than Chicago neighborhood.
Avalon- An awesome alternative to Ava, there's a neighborhood called Avalon Park in Chicago.
Beverly- A little dated, but her sounds are on track to be stylish.
Brighton- A unisex name more common for girls.
Chester- For West Chesterfield. He's very vintage and possibly ready for revival.
Douglas- Another old man name, there's a Douglas and Douglas Park in Chicago.
Edison- A cool surname name perfect for lovers of science or Edison Park.
Forest- Forest (or more likely, Forrest) is another revival. This is the spelling used for the neighborhood Forest Glen.
Glen- A vintage unisex name that's short and sweet.
Ford- Whether it's after Henry Ford or Ford City, he's a neat name endorsed by celebrities.
Gage- The perfect tough boy name.
Gale- Galewood is a neighborhood in Chicago, and thanks to The Hunger Games, Gale is now unisex (especially this spelling).
Garfield- Garfield still makes us think of cats, but his nickname Gar would be cool to honor Garfield Park or Ridge.
Grace- For Graceland. A common, slightly boring girls name.
Irving- Another vintage pick, he comes with the nickname Irv.
Jackson- Super popular pick for boys.
Jefferson- A unique way to honor a Jeffrey, or Jefferson Park.
Jeffrey- He's dated, but not a bad pick.
Kelvyn- Very andro-girly, this one's for Kelvyn Park.
Kennedy- She's a popular unisex pick for girls.
Ken- For Kenwood. Very Sixties, surfer boy vibe.
Lake- There are four neighborhoods with Lakeview in the name. Lake makes a cool first or middle for either gender.
LeClaire- A cool update on Claire; after LeClaire Courts.
Lincoln- Lincoln Park and Lincoln Square are both very popular 'hoods here. Lincoln is a popular, now unisex name (thanks to Kristen Bell) that is rising up the charts.
Logan- A widely used unisex name, though more often for boys.
Mary- A classic name for girls that can be used for either Marycrest or Marynook.
Mayfair- A unique update on the sugary sweet May.
McKinley- Another andro-girly name, this one's for McKinley Park.
Morgan- A top 100 girls name, but used for both genders.
North- Not specifically representing any neighborhood, but North is still one of my favorites (especially for a girl).
Oak- This would make a cool middle for either gender.
Peterson- A contemporary way to honor Peter.
Prairie- For the Prairie District. One part modern. Two parts hippie.
Raven- Ravenswood is a fun neighborhood here in Chicago. Love it too? Raven an underused option.
River- Becoming more and more popular for both genders.
Roger- Rogers Park is Chicago's most north-east tip. Roger is a nice, vintage name that can honor this lakeside neighborhood.
Roscoe- An interesting name that's practically unheard of.
Rose- Overused as a middle, underused as a first. Rose can be for Rosehill, Roseland, or Rosemoor.
Scott- For Scottsdale. An up and coming dad name.
Sheridan- An undiscovered unisex name.
Washington- Not sure if I'd stick my kid with this one, but he'd make a cool middle.
Wrigley- Whether it's after Wrigley Field or Wrigleyville, you hear many a dog called Wrigley in Chicago.

Of course, why not just Chicago? It has the nickname Chi, and the ever-popular "O" ending. Maybe for a middle? ;)

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Full Names for Allie

Want to name your baby Allie (Or maybe Ally, Aly, or Ali)? Here are some full names for you to choose from.

Alabama
Alana
Alani
Alanis
Albany
Alberta
Alejandra
Alena
Alessandra
Alexa
Alexandra
Alexandria
Alexia
Alexina
Alexis
Alfreda
Alice
Alicia
Alison
Aliza
Alizabeth
Allegra
Allena
Alma
Alouette
Althea
Alyssa

Monday, April 15, 2013

Paper Source Catalog Names

Girls:
Abby
Alanna
Alexa
Alexandria
Alison Louise
Allison
Alyssa Payton
Andrea Morrie
Andrea Peyton
Angie
Anne
Annie
Audrey
Beth
Bridget
Brittany
Caroline
Celeste Crane
Claire
Claudia
Christine
Colleen
Cristina Marie
Daniela
Danielle
Eleanor
Elise Michele
Ella
Ellen Louise
Emily
Emma
Erica
Ericka
Erin
Fiona
Genevieve Anne
Heather Suzanne
Heidi Jane
Jane
Janet
Janice
Jayne
Jen
Jessamine Lee
Joanna
Joselyn
Julia
Julianne
Kara Anne
Katherine
Katie Ann
Kayley
Keegan
Kristen
Kristina
Lauren Antonia
Leslie Harper
Lila
Lillian
Lilliana
Lilly
Linda
Lindsay
Liza Ann
Marie Abigail
Marielle Anne
Mary Ellison
Maura
Melissa
Meredith Harper
Michelle
Monica Lui
Morgan Rose
Nadia
Natalie
Nancy
Naomi Elizabeth
Nina
Olive
Olivia
Prema
Rachel
Rebecca
Regina
Robin
Rupal Malani
Samantha
Sara
Sarah Rachel
Sasha Marielle
Sonia Hayes
Stephanie Marie
Stephanie Veronica
Susan
Susie
Terisa Ellen
Tiffany
Theresa
Tracy
Vanessa

Boys:
Aiden Gregory
Alex Fulton
Alexander Blake
Amar
Andrew Everett
Anthony Joseph
Ben Foster
Benjamin Francis
Brij
Bryan Patrick
Cody
Collin
Clinton Hughes
Christopher
Daniel Shane
Daryl
Dave
David Matthew
Dennis
Dillon
Dylan Caleb
Edwad Nathan
Elliot
Emmett
Evan Aaron
Evan Peter
Frederick
Henry
Howard
Jack
Jackson Emmit
Jacob
James Russell
Jason
Jim
Jonathon Maxwell
Joshua
Leo
Louis
Luke
Lukkas Nathan
Marcus
Mark
Martin
Matthew
Michael Dillan
Mike
Nate
Nathan Scott
Peter
Peyton
Phillip
Raymond
Ron
Ruben
Ryan
Samuel
Scott
Shaun Aidan
Thomas Paul
Tim
Travis
Trevor
Vincent Alexander
Will Britton
William
Zachary Micha