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Looking for Baby Names “with a little DC Flair”

by Prince Of Petworth June 10, 2014 at 1:25 pm 270 Comments

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“Dear PoPville,

I fully realize this isn’t exactly the type of subjects most commonly discussed. However, I’m slightly desperate for an outside opinion.

My husband and I were both Hill staffers for just under a decade. We both moved to DC after college and lived everywhere from Old Town to Silver Spring to Glover Park to Cleveland Park to Capitol Hill during our years as DC residents. We didn’t find one another until the end of our time in the city, and moved back down south around the time we got married.

Flash forward a few years and baby no. 1 is on the way. I haven’t found out the sex yet, but I know I would love to give he or she a name with a little DC flair as a nod to that part of our lives and how hubs and I met. If you could pose this PoPville, I would be eternally grateful as I’m sure such a well-read bunch will have some fabulous ideas.”

  • Anonymous

    L’Enfant

    • Drew

      Damn damn damn. I hate that someone beat me to this. Well played!

    • Anonymous

      Rayful

    • Chops

      +1

  • Anonymous

    monica

  • Anonymous

    Marion

  • Howard
    Adam Morgan
    Anna Costia
    Or Dan after the Prince himself (Daniella if it’s a girl)

    • Navy Yard Res

      Anna Costia! Hahahaha, so funny.

    • Oh! Just remembered: Sursum Corda

  • Anonymous

    Logan?

  • LP

    Presidential last names – Carter, Reagan, Kennedy, Jefferson, etc.

  • Anonymous

    Ana (costia)
    Logan
    Scott
    George (town)

    • Anonymous

      George… Washington, maybe?

  • Anonymous

    Foggy SmoothAsABaby’s Bottom.

    Gentrification, Gentry for short- how cute! :P

  • jkc

    Swagger Jack if it’s a boy

  • Anonymous

    borf!

    • Anonymous

      +1

  • Anonymous

    I’d say give the kid a name that’s a subtle nod to DC, with a nickname that’s more obvious.
    Example: Name – Ben, Nickname – Half Smoke

  • Anonymous

    Snakehead.

  • jim_ed

    Half Smoke
    Walter Reed
    Non-voting Delegate
    Chuck Brown
    Duke Ellington
    Commons Public House Small Plates

    • I believe the proper name is Union Commons Public Social House Small Plates

  • Jay

    Dupont or Logan or Admo– great names for a girl or boy
    Ronald Reagan — great name for a boy, name him after the airport and he can get toy planes and such
    Bowser — great name for a dragon

    • Anonymous

      Why would you name your baby “National”?

      • Anonymous

        Washington National would be a great name for a kid!

    • Anonymous

      Admo is not even an acceptable name for the neighborhood, nor a child. Same goes for CoHi and NoMa.

      • Beau

        Have you heard reference to SoMa? Terrible.

      • textdoc

        I can tolerate “NoMa,” but I don’t like “CoHi” and can’t stand “AdMo.”

  • Boris S. Wort

    Crack.

  • Anonymous

    Swampoodle

  • Lisa

    If it’s a girl, the name just PoPped in my mind, Qualia.

    • timmyp

      I’d assume that child would be an angry jerk to everyone then.

      • Anonymous

        LOL

  • Anonymous

    Shaw
    Howard
    Langston
    Sousa
    NoMA
    Smithsonian

  • Audrey

    Corcoran (Cory?)
    Thomas (Circle)
    Alexandra/Alexander/Alexandria

  • kook47797

    Quackenbos

    • Anonymous

      Yes

  • Anonymous

    Jumboslice

    • Anonymous

      My next cat will be named Jumboslice. Thanks.

      • Anonymous

        YES. Hilarious.

  • Anonymous

    Agreed with Ellington or Duke
    Any pres: Lincoln, Jefferson, Madison

  • Anonymous

    Street names, circle names, presidents, federal acronyms…

  • Langston
    Duke
    Logan
    Marion
    George (Washington…)
    Woodley
    Morgan
    Hillary (for capitol hill, or clinton…)

  • Town

    Tenley for a girl!

    • tmj

      Oh I like that!!

      • Anonymous

        Oh good lord.
        .
        It reminds me of when George Costanza wanted to name his first kid Seven. Let’s just pick any arbitrary thing as a name folks!

        • Anonymous

          it is a name you know.

        • Anonymous

          and i have a friend named 7. he’s about 45 now.

        • anonymous

          While I agree Seven was a silly choice, I don’t think Tenley would be arbitrary for a couple who met there or lived there for a long time and then moved away. It would be like naming someone Savannah

          • Anonymous

            Except Savannah is commonly used as a name. Whereas Tenley just reminds me of the people who slap “ley” on every name now (e.g. Brayley, Brinley, etc).

        • boybert

          Except it IS a name, tavern owner John Tennally.

          • CODEL

            Also, American Olympic gold medalist figure skater Tenley Albright

        • Anonymous

          I actually know a woman named Tenley here in DC. LOL.

    • Anonymous

      Tenley can call his/herself 10-ley

    • Anonymous

      Friend of mine named their girl Tenleigh.

  • AE

    Marion, Adrian
    Logan or Shaw
    Shepherd (as in Boss)
    Bennetta (wife of Walter Washington)
    Dirksen, Hart
    Eleanor, Hillary

  • Anonymous

    Columbia.

  • k

    My husband really loved the name Daschle when we were pregnant with our first. Everyone we mentioned the name to said, “Oh, named after Tom Daschle?” We heard that from everyone of our friends. So we opted against the name since as a resident of Capitol Hill the kid would probably hear that for a long time.

    So my suggestion for a name for a former Hill Staffer is Daschle.

    • dno

      Sounds like your kid really dodged a bullet there :)

    • Emilie504

      or spelled Dashiell like the author, so it’s not quite so political.

  • Anonymous

    Mimosa (mimi for shot)

  • Anonymous

    Fessenden

    • bruno

      +1

  • Brookland Jon

    Girl: Brooke
    Boy: Brooks

    • wdc

      Brooke for a girl, then when they have a boy on the second go-around, he’ll be Brooke’s Brother.

      • Nope

        +1

  • Anonymous1234

    Mac (as in Potomac) or Scarlet (official tree of DC is Scarlet Oak)

  • Anonymous

    Noma

  • Rich

    Pick a “real” name, not one that satisfies your whim or whimsy.. Not a trendy name or Biblical name that sounds like an old person or a hooker name. Give them a name that won’t be an anchor or an anachronism as they grow-up and get older.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly. So many of my friends’ kids have truly awful names. So many upper-middle class professionals are trying waaaaaaay too hard to give their kids the most twee name possible. These are the type of names that won’t age well or difficult to use in professional settings.
      .
      Recent real life examples of first names: Fox, Dakota, Paisley, Cohen (they’re not Jewish) – please just stop. I cringe.

      • anon

        I’m getting really tired of the “surname that has nothing to do with one’s family, used as first name for a girl” trend.

      • mtpresident

        Wow. My daughter is Paisley. No idea it’s apparently as ridiculous as you suggest. I know a woman with the name in Britain and it happens to be a family name on my wife’s side as well. Oh well. We like it and have gotten nothing but compliments for it.

        • Anonymous

          They are just being polite.

          • Anonymous

            You are so rude.

          • Anonymous

            I mean, I’m firmly on the side of people naming their kids whatever they want (Paisley seems fine to me), but this comment forced out an embarrassing LOL in the office.

          • anon

            Agreed with Anonymous 3:05 pm. People you know in real life have (or should have) the good sense not to criticize your kid’s name to your face, but anonymous Internet commenters have no barrier to being frank.

          • Chops

            Frank is a good name.

        • caphilldweller

          Ignore these folks. Paisley is a lovely name and, assuming she’s a child, it won’t stick out at all among her generation.

          Giving her an intentionally anti-trendy name, like Ethel, would be far worse. *shudders*

          • Anonymous

            My name is Ethel :(

        • mtpresident

          For the record, I’m not offended and still love the name. I also recognize that many won’t voice disapproval to my face (though also wouldn’t expect them to lie instead of just not commenting). I was just a bit surprised to have the name called out. But whatever, preferences vary. Fine by me.

        • Anonymous

          I dunno. I would probably criticize you but then feel bad about it once I realized it was a family name.

        • Anonymous

          Paisley sounds like she would be friends with Quinoa (My Imaginary Well-Dressed Toddler Daughter)

      • Anonymous

        Paisley is a pretty popular Scottish name, I see nothing wrong with that.

        • Anonymous

          If you happen to be a town, sure.

          • I’m just stoked to see “pretty” and “popular” followed by the word “Scottish.”

          • anon

            Naughty LOL.
            It’s a town name, and I believe it’s also a surname.

          • Anonymous

            Thank you, Guernsey.

          • yunkstahn

            Or if you happen to be a pattern. Siblings: Plaid, Houndstooth, Foulard, and Pinstripe.

      • Eponymous

        +1,000,000. You’re not helping your kid by giving her a name that makes people think she’s pretentious before they’ve even met her!

      • Anonymous

        In 20 years we’re going to see a lot of “Braeleigh’s” and “Jaxton’s” or whatever other combination of random letters parents see fit to slap together.

    • Anonymous

      Cupcake, Bacon, Donut, Grilled cheese, Craft Cocktail

      • Actual LOL @ “Craft Cocktail”

    • Anonymous

      what’s a real name?

      • Anonymous

        If the name could conceivable be a character’s name on Portlandia, it’s not a “real name.”
        .
        Or as the great Justice Potter Stewart once said: “I know it when I see it.”

        • Anonymous

          So was “Potter” a real name?

          • Anonymous

            For someone born in the early 1900s, yes,

    • Meg

      Agree 100%. If you want to truly stick to your DC roots, go for something as boring as possible that will look OK on the top of a resume or business card.

  • annonny

    Any of our former Presidents? Franklin (Roosevelt), Martin (VanBuren), George (Washington and/or Bush), Thomas (Jefferson). Problem is the lack of gender-neutral names.

  • tmj

    I’ve always liked Alexandria for a girl

    • Anonymous

      Or Bethesda (Beth for short).

    • Alexandra

      It’s not a name, though.

  • Anonymous

    Dee

  • Anonymous

    Dee Dot
    Spike
    Jose Andres
    Shaw
    GoGo

  • kcr

    Some part of Benjamin Banneker. Shaw would also be good.

  • Anonymous

    Can we get an update on which name you end up choosing?

    • andy2

      Yes please!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Blossom (as in cherry blossom)

  • Oh Sweet Thing

    Duke (Duke Ellington)
    Logan (Logan Circle)
    Penn (Pennsylvania Ave)
    George (George Washington or Georgetown)
    Ana (Anacostia)
    Hillary (Hill for short for Capitol Hill)

    • Emilie504

      Ellie(gton) for a girl.

    • real maria

      Oooh, i like Penn and Ellie!

  • ETF

    Rose – The american beauty rose is the DC “state” flower
    Scarlet – Scarlet Oak is the “state” tree
    Pierre – after Pierre L”Enfant

    You could always choose a street name – maybe one of the streets you and your husband lived on while you were in DC.

    • My very old neighbor is named after the street we live on, and he has lived here his whole life. I think it’s awesome.

  • Anonymous

    Bob (woodward) or carl (bernstein)

  • Anonymousish

    eleanor holmes norton

  • Anonymous

    Kennilworth
    Hirshorn
    Dumbarton
    Hilton
    Ethiopia

    • baz

      way to misspell HirshHorn

  • John Kinsella

    How about Ellington for DC native Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington? It would even work for a boy or a girl.

  • I dunno, so many of these might relate to DC historical figures, or they could relate to anyone anywhere. Last names of Presidents just make it sound like you liked the President, not DC itself. Maybe a park or river or something that’s a little more unique? Or a historical site that’s only found in DC? I’m against the idea of weird ass names for kids (see: Lil Kim’s new baby Royal Reign), but hey do whatever floats your baby, you’re the one who has to live with it after all.

    • anonymous

      Actually, it’s your poor unfortunate baby who really has to live with the name you give them (unless they go through the annoying process of changing their legal name later). Seriously, though, I recommend trying out names after “Secretary of State X.” If Secretary of State Stephanie doesn’t sound as good as Secretary of State Catherine, you have your answer (I think- I always assume people have more sense than they do!)…

  • Anonymous

    Bao bao!

    • timmyp

      Tears rolling down my face. Well done.

  • Anonymous

    Molly!

    • Anonymous

      And never leave her in her carriage outside of Whole Foods

  • goaldigger

    Metro (a)
    Borf
    Eleanor (g), Holmes (b) Norton (g or b)

    • Norton also being one of the two Virginia state wine grapes :-)

  • KSB

    Brunch.
    Perfect for a boy or a girl and a subtle nod to how most people in their 20s do DC.

  • Anonymous

    Mason.
    Or if you can pinpoint the street or location where you two met it could work, like Taylor or some of the other streets that could work, or Grant, Logan circles. Lincoln is a good boy’s name.

  • circlekdc

    Our boys are named Ian and Alec, in partial homage to the amazing brothers MacKaye.

    • Bnon

      You sir are guilty of being white!

      • Anonymous

        wow. what a horrible thing to be.

      • Anonymous

        Ahahahahaha, I laughed.

        • jim_ed

          So did I. So did I.

      • circlekdc

        Crap, how will I ever live with the shame? Also, I’m a woman. That probably makes it even worse.

  • bruno

    Petworth, of course!

  • Washington Park Custis Lee _ _ _ _ _ _ ???

    or some variation

  • Anonymous

    PoP can we do another summer book recommendation post? Have a 21-hour flight coming up and I’ll need some good ones.

    • Anonymous

      In the spirit of the thread, I recommend “Dream City”.

  • Mike

    Fugazi

  • DC

    Any names with the initials D.C.. It would work for a boy or a girl, and would have the nostalgia you are looking for but without being an inside joke of a first name. You would still be able to call the child DC if you wanted to refer to the nickname.

    • Ben

      Beat me to it. Can work for a boy or a girl and also give your child options as they get older. Maybe “Daniel Charles” goes by DC as a young kid, Danny in college, Daniel professionally, and then DC again when he’s old enough not to care. Daisy Catherine, David Chase, Doris Celeste, Dennis Caleb, Danielle Cora…

      DC!

    • Anonymous

      Beat me to it, too. Or DeeCee, except that makes the kid sound like a future gospel singer. Which maybe parents would be fine with….

  • Anonymous

    Tooma Nyrats

  • EnShaw

    Russell (Senate OB)
    Rayburn (House OB)
    Columbia
    Jenkins (Cap HIll was Jenkins Hill before L’Enfant deemed it “a pedestal waiting for a monument”
    Thornton (William Thornton actually designed the Capitol)

  • Matt

    Franconia-Springfield. Franc for short

  • Anonymous

    Ben
    Eleanor
    Nelson
    George
    Hillary
    Adam
    Zeke
    Isaiah

    • Navy Yard Res

      BAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You win!

    • Anonymous

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
      .
      Middle name can be “Hurrr Derp”

    • hma

      actual LOL

  • Petworth dude

    Keep in mind that this kid will have to live with his or her “DC flair” name for the rest of their life. Most parents who want to name their kids unconventional or alternative names are selfish and seem to forget that point.

    • Anonymous

      and you are?

    • anonymous

      Agreed! As I said above this, try names out after “Secretary of State X.” It should (hopefully) give you some perspective. In the battle to have the most unique names with the most bizarre spellings, ironically, it is the older, traditional names that are counter-cultural and non-conformist.

      • sbc

        On that note, you might want Condoleezza.

  • andy2

    Rickey for a girl – nod to the Gin Rickey
    Frederick or Douglas – nod to Frederick Douglas
    Archibald – nod to Glover-Archibald Park
    Pierre – nod to L’Enfant
    Wilson – nod to the Wilson building – seat of DC Government/mismanagment
    Carter – nod to Carter Baron and that fine Governor from Georgia
    Paige – nod to all those house and senate pages
    Thomas Scott or Scott Thomas – nod to those two circles
    Kenyon – nod to Mt. Pleasant Street
    Chevy – nod to Chevy Chase
    Ebbit – nod to Old Ebbit Grill
    Hamilton

    Okay I”m spent

    • bruno

      Spelled “Douglass.”

      • textdoc

        And “Archbold,” not “Archibald.”

        • ChevyChase31

          Unless they’re thinking of the strip club…

    • EnShaw

      Ebbitt is with two t’s (at least for Old Ebbitt Grill it is)

    • andy2

      oops – sorry for typos – thanks bruno and EnShaw!

    • andy2

      Howard, how did I forget that one!?!

  • Anonymous

    Rotunda
    (especially if it’s a big baby!)

  • Anonymous

    Dan.

  • Anonymous

    What quadrant of the city do you live in? You could do something like South East or North West…. wait a minute.

    • Anonymous

      Isn’t Northwest the name of Kimye’s baby?
      Your child would be forever living in the shadow of that no-talent ass clown.

      • Anonymous

        +100 – please DONT name your kid North West

      • ChevyChase31

        I think that was the point of their “…wait a minute,” ending…

  • BBBB

    Atlas
    Friendship (Heights)
    Chevy Chase – obviously
    Cleveland (Park)
    Noma
    Franklin (Square)
    (Mt.) Vernon
    Langdon
    Trinidad

  • AK

    I like the idea of picking something meaningful for you and your husband (neighborhood or street name where you spent time together, D.C. resident you admire). These may have no resonance for you, but I’ll throw out some more suggestions!

    Russell – the most usable name from the Hill office buildings
    Lincoln
    Wesley – as in the Wesley Heights neighborhood in Upper NW
    Rose – Rose Park
    Whitman – D.C. resident/poet Walt
    Brookland – OK, maybe as a middle name
    Columbia – a little dramatic, but I think it’d be a cool middle name

    Cleveland Park and Glover Park both have some handsome street names: Porter, Tilden, Benton, Davis.

    Seconding the suggestions of Logan, George, Shaw, Alexandria and Tenley.

    • Anonymous

      Many people said it before and you seconded it, but my friends just named their child Shaw last week

      • AK

        Whoops, didn’t catch how many people suggested it!

        Was your friends’ choice of Shaw inspired by the neighborhood?

      • yunkstahn

        Shaw has a nice ring to it. And it could be for a girl or a boy.

      • Nicky

        Shaw is a super cool name, especially because of the eponymous Union general! (Broderick played him in Glory; you can see the statue of him in Boston Commons. And maybe it’s still at the National Gallery.)

  • Anonymous

    Brunch
    Reconciliation
    CR
    Farecard
    Sign-on
    Meridian

  • KKM

    Lots of great ideas but I think Truxton (as in Truxton Circle) would be a great name for a boy!

    • Anonymous

      Yeah and then people can call him Truck for short. Super cute!

  • Anonymous

    Mumbo.
    .
    Mmmmmmmm, beer battered baby.

  • lovessoldier

    McKinley (My high school)
    Chelsea, Malia, Sasha (First Kids)
    William Robert (Billy Bob)
    Martin Lincoln Jefferson(Monumental Baby)
    Ollie (Best greasy burger in the city)

    All in whatcha/whoya wanna honor, or yell for the next lifetime!!!

  • Michael

    Furlough

  • ExWalbridgeGuy

    Millie or Al!

  • bruno

    Langley

  • me

    Bullet
    Nat
    Gilbert
    Wes
    Art
    Doug
    Joe
    Dexter
    Riggo

  • Anonymous

    Earl (although it won’t make much sense until his siblings have children).

  • bruno

    Corcoran, or Ellington? (<—or Duke?)

    • bruno

      Post, or Dumbarton!

  • Jaycee

    Cool Disco Dan
    Marvin (Gaye)
    Rollins (Henry)

  • mayor4life

    Girl: Marion
    Boy: Barry

    twins: Mary ‘n’ Barry

  • Anonymous

    Cool “Disco” Dan.

    • Anonymous

      Ugh, just got beaten to it.

  • timmyp

    Not so Ironic Pink Mustache Car sounds nice

  • bruno

    Freer
    Graham
    Takoma
    Rock

    • bruno

      Merriweather
      Clyde
      Chevy
      Folger
      (Hoya?) <— a little partisan

  • MJ

    Pierre “Track-Work” Mixology?

    Also, Gentry is a nice play on gentrification.

    Or you could, you know, name your kid after a family member or something.

  • Petworth guy

    Cherry

    or are any of the 2 or 3 syllable streets meaningful?
    Allison
    Barry
    Howard
    Girard
    Irving
    Kenyon
    Lamont
    Newton
    Otis
    Quincy
    Randolph
    Shepherd
    Taylor
    Webster
    Buck (Buchanan)
    Emerson
    Jefferson
    Kennedy
    Madison
    Marietta (which is also my grams name)

    Kal (orama) Park
    Mitchell (Park)
    Harrison (Park)
    Link (oln park)

    Smith (sonian)

    • Value Add

      Thank you for regurgitating Google Maps in this thread.

  • Anonymous

    So many of the suggestions are neighborhood specific vs. DC specific. I like Smithson.

    • yunkstahn

      That sounds very refined in a nicely old-fashioned sort of way!

    • Nona

      Smithson, have you met Paisley?

      • Jon

        Nona wins the thread.

  • Streets:

    Vernon
    Lamont
    Belmont
    Newton
    Irving (even better if it is born at Washington Hospital Center)
    Loughboro
    Sherrier

    • Anonymous

      Oh yes, then people could say, “Irving, baby…” like from the party scene in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

      I’ve always wanted to open up a baby centric store on Irving Street and call it Irving, Baby.

  • Eponymous

    By all that’s holy, please save the creative names for your pet.

    • anon

      +1.

  • Anonymous

    Paul Laurance (Dunbar). A great name.

    • Emilie504

      I have a cousin named Dunbar, I’ve always liked it a lot. And it could work for a boy or a girl.

  • Anonymous

    CORALINE – (English) – The precious diamond stone

    In honor of our precious, diamond-shaped city!

  • bruno

    Kalorama would be a nice name, and very D.C.!
    Glen Echo
    Montrose (<—very cool)

  • Lydia

    Alexandria, Cleveland, Rosslyn, George, Washington, Georgia, Takoma, Columbia, Adam. Shaw, Eastern, Farrah (From farragut)

  • ….Jim Vance

  • Beau

    I tried to keep it DC based, as opposed to people elected from other places who happened to live in DC.
    Walter (as in Walter Washington)
    Shepherd (as in Boss Shepherd – can go by Shep, fortunately that Fox guy will be gone when Shep comes of age. Shepherd’s middle name was Robey, which is pretty cool, though likely better for a pet)
    Temperance, Faith, Hope or Charity (while Faith can go two ways, using the words atop the Cogswell Temperance Fountain could be pretty cool)
    Tiberius (after Tiber Creek, though hopefully people won’t dig too deep on that – open sewer and all)
    Marvin (Marvin Gaye, y’all)
    Frederick or Douglas (Douglass)

  • meo

    Ugh, name your own baby.

    • Anonymous

      +1.

  • Anonymous

    Frager

  • Shibafussa

    Sequester
    Onecity
    Bill

  • Smate, short for Small Plate.

  • Anonymous

    $1 off 12$ drink happy hour
    Ped got hit by a MD. driver
    Racist Mascot Argument
    Crossfit trend exercise

    Greg

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

  • SeventhStreet

    North West
    Sherman, Grant, Thomas, Dupont [Circles]
    Favorite street names of Petworth – Taylor, Emerson, Allison, Buchanan, Quincy

    • CametopostNorthwest

      +1 on NW, never knew kimye were such big fans of DC.

  • LE

    I went to law school with a guy named Hill.

  • Anonymous

    lol

  • Anonymous

    Half smoke.

  • Anonymous

    Teddy – Long May He Run

  • Anonymous

    Virginia

    • Anonymous

      Ginnie for short is really cute.

    • Irving Streete

      The suburbs? Never!

    • Anonymous

      Ew, please no.

  • Anonymous

    Werth
    Harper
    Bryce
    Ryan
    Justice
    Hill
    Run DMV

  • Anonymous

    Lauriol Plaza Margarita

  • Anonymous

    Manny or Olga

    • Anonymous

      you win

  • Anonymous

    Snowmageddon

  • Jim

    for a boy, Bollard.
    for a girl, Mag.

  • Irving Streete

    Irving, of course.

  • C

    Consultant

    • ChevyChase31

      +1

  • Anonymous

    Gogo, Mambo (Mumbo), Girard, Popup, Nellie, Cardozo, Kennedy, Blossom, Dukem, or Barry!!!

  • anonymous

    A-a

  • Anonymous

    Novo Te

  • dcreal

    Wilson
    Reagan

  • Anonymous

    What about all the avenues named after states? Some rich material in those, though predominantly feminine.
    Carolina
    Tennessee
    Georgia
    Dakota
    Virginia
    Kentucky
    But…stay away from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Wisconsin and Massachusetts, okay.

  • AnonMeg

    Bill. As in a piece of legislation.

    Legis. It’s made up but plausible. Like Lexis.

    Nickname Filly. For filibuster

    Patriot?

    Cap or Kap. For Capitol.

  • SC

    Butterstick

  • Anonymous

    Delmarva

  • brightwood

    god shamgodd
    victor page

  • Anonymous

    Brau

  • amber

    Did I pass over a “Nimby” suggestion?

  • bruno

    Lane

  • Tenley (which I really like!)
    Chevy
    Bethesda
    Brookland
    Reno
    etc….take one of the community names and use it though I would caution against Petwork or Woodley (:

  • OP

    I’m loving the response! Even those of you being somewhat hateful about the process are doing it cleverly. And THAT I can appreciate…since it makes me laugh and all. I’ve read through all suggestions so far and have made a short list for the husband. We find out the sex in a few weeks, and will obviously update. THANKS!

    • Chops

      Great attitude, OP!

    • Anonymous

      If nothing else you generated an entertaining thread with hundreds of comments! Looking forward to the update :)

  • Nonny

    Wmata…

  • nc3

    “This is little baby taxation no representation smith.”

  • Anonymous

    Deep Throat, Hinkley, Monica, Ovi, Barack, Wale

  • Anonymous

    Rosslyn

  • A native

    “Doors Closing”
    Or my favorite “Please Move to the center of the car”

  • johannah11

    North West — oops Kim amd Kanye already took it.

  • lmfb

    Whatever name you pick, make sure it doesn’t have a J in it.

    • Anonymous

      That took me a second, but hilarious!

    • Anonymous

      Hahahaha!

  • CB

    LINCOLN, Marvin

  • cahbf

    SmallPlate
    Farragut
    Veto
    Cheverly
    Ballston
    DriveBy
    Nimby
    Sursum

  • Anonymous

    Truxton

  • monkeydaddy

    PoP should save these comments as metadata for the blog: it’s practically search engine optimized for DC stuff.

  • bizzinger

    What about Columbia? I’ve always thought it a beautiful female name.

  • Neal – Som Records

    Riggo

  • Neal – Som Records

    Bama

  • Anon

    Pothole
    Speedhump
    bikelane

  • Park

    Why not just some normal name you like with the initials DC? David Charles, Diane Cheryl… [You get the drift]

  • Anonymous

    9:30.

  • Poopdescoop

    Furr Lowe
    Motor Cade
    Stoney
    Willard
    Tabard

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