Baby names are a fascinating subject. People love to talk about them and everyone has a suggestion, or two. My stepdaughter Amy is expecting this August, so the entire family on all sides have been making suggestions. This has been going on for a couple months and has finally quieted down for a while. She’s down to four names at this point, and with decisions like this the list can change at any time. We’ve certainly made some suggestions, but in the end it’s the Mom and Dad who make the final decision.

Names have always been intriguing to me, some people go with traditional or biblical names, and some get creative with spellings of traditional names as well as some that are just plain unique.

Which brings me to the subject I write about today. It’s a little off the wall, but still somewhat humorous. I don’t know that anyone would really use a baby name from this list, as it’s unusual. But I’ll let you be the judge. My goal was to find baby names by looking at landmarks around the Lansing area. Here we go:

Lansing Area Landmarks You Could Name Your Baby After

Finding the right baby name is hard, but we're here to help with suggestions. These are places, streets, and businesses around the Lansing area that you might want to name your child after.



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So how did I do? Do you have Lansing Landmark names you would add to the list? Would love your humorous input, if we get enough I can do a follow up on this.

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Using March 2019 data from the Social Security Administration, Stacker compiled a list of the most popular names in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C., according to their 2018 SSA rankings. The top five boy names and top five girl names are listed for each state, as well as the number of babies born in 2018 with that name. Historically common names like Michael only made the top five in three states, while the less common name Harper ranks in the top five for 22 states.

Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.


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LOOK: The most popular biblical baby names

To determine the most popular biblical baby names, Stacker consulted the name origin site Behind the Name and the Social Security Administration's baby names database then ranked the top 50 names from Behind the Name's Biblical Names origins list of 564 names, based on how many babies had been given these names in 2019. Click through to find out which biblical names have stood the test of time.


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