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Boozy Baby Names

With craft beers, whisky flights and rosé all the rage these days, we (well Mom) had to wonder... are there any boozy baby names that could actually work? The Pie was not in on this post (she's 9). I started thinking about the idea of liquor inspired names as I pondered the popularity of Porter. It's a boy's name on the rise, leaping from 803 to 398 from 2000 to 2017.  It is one of those names that is not super common, but I just kept seeing and hearing it everywhere and wondered, why?

The connection I kept making was to Porter, a style of beer. That might just be my background in the bar biz, as the name actually originates from an English and Scottish surname, it's an occupational name meaning "gatekeeper" or "doorkeeper." In other languages Porter translates to a person who carries the load, or transfers objects for others.

Porter beer was developed in London and is a dark variety from brown malt. It's name derived from the popularity it had …