Yggdrasil? Stormageddon? Here's What People Have Been Naming Their Kids In Idaho

Jul 29, 2020

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When it comes to baby names, Idaho follows the national trends pretty closely, but some parents choose names that are as unique as our state is large.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare released its annual natal statistics report this spring as the coronavirus pandemic began creeping through the state.

The most recent data from 2018 show Idaho tracking pretty well with the most popular names for boys and girls in the U.S. 

Liam, Oliver and William top the list for boys, while Olivia, Emma and Harper take the top three spots for girls.

(James was still holding strong at number six for Idaho and 4th for the nation, by the way, in case anyone was wondering.)

But the state also released a selection of names that you might only find in the gift shop at Itchy & Scratchy Land. Yes, Bart, some people do name their children Bort, and a lot of other things that could give teachers and government bureaucrats a headache for years to come.

For the girls, Cansas, which I can only assume is pronounced like Kansas, Reminatrix and Stormageddon made the cut. 

Bonus points go to Yggdrasil, which references the interstellar space tree from Norse mythology.

Banx, Combat and Thackery are some standouts from the boys list, though Tytanium probably deserves a spot, too.

And, for our fabled Morning Edition host: George, someone named their boy Prentiss, possibly in your honor.

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