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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 with Porters. In fact, I found that the story of Stout and Porter comes from the fact that strong Porters (carriers) were called "Stout Porters." Porter as a popular baby boy name had me thinking, what other boozy baby names could actually work?

This is another name we've been seeing around lately. While not in the SSA Top 1000 this possibility suits a few current trends in baby naming. It has an earthy, boho feel and one-syllable names are quite on-trend.

Back in 2000, Bailey for boys peaked at 202. In 2011 it dropped out of the Top 1000. It might surprise you that on the girls side  as recently as 2017 it was still name number 125 on the SSA list for baby girls. Seems that the female version is still on point.

Lingering just inside the Top 1000, Foster is unique but not too out there.

Jack, Johnny, Jim
Obviously the boozy collection will include this trio. Jack has held steady in the Top 50 for over a decade, being an honor name and trending in vintage collections. John is what we call a forever name, and while Jim is not usually the given name, James currently sits at it's highest spot, #4 on the baby boy list.

Last Names First. This is a trend in naming that is all the rage and we find it so cool!

The goose is loose! Likely not named for the popular vodka, Grey landed inside the Top 1000 for the first time in 2013. Just two years after that ever popular book series debuted, we see this as a name that will continue through the ranks, and predict it hot on both on the boy's side and for little girls.

Mary, Maria, Margarita, Paloma
Latin inspired names for girls, with boozy connections. Mary is a forever name, use tequila instead and you've got Maria. We don't think Margarita is that useable, but Marguerite is gorgeous! Paloma is both a cocktail and girl's name on the rise for sure.

Can you think of any boozy baby names that just might work?


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