USA State Names: male or female
Because of posts in the name ideas threads, I've been thinking about which states are already names and with what gender they are associated. Here is my list. Let me know if you agree or disagree.
Alaska=used on a little girl in the show "Toddlers and Tiaras" I am not personally fond of this as a name nor have I ever heard it on anyone else
Arizona=the feel of it is female because of the A ending but I'm wondering if it could be used as male
Carolina, Virginia, Georgia=all currently accepted girls names
Dakota, Montana=currently accepted unisex names
Texas=could potentially be used as a boys name. It's cute and fits the western theme obviously. Tex is a bonus nn that sounds cute on a toddler but strong on a teen.
Nevada=sounds female to me although I've never seen it used
Washington=obvious male name also a surname/presidental connection in addition to place name
Louisiana=female because of its parts Louise and Anna
Maryland=could be used as a female name because of the Mary part, maybe a respelling of Marilyn
Tennessee=as a namesake to Tennessee Williams or Tennessee Ernie Ford (although those weren't their given names)
Did I miss any? What are your thoughts?
Thu, 04/19/2012 - 9:05am