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    Names by state

    Come up with a list of 5 girl names and 5 boy names inspired by your state of residence. For each name include an explanation of just a few words.

    OREGON-INSPIRED NAMES

    Girls

    1. Columbia - after the river
    2. Astoria - after the coastal town
    3. Hawthorne - after the street in Portland, or drop the e and have it be after the tree
    4. Rose - Portland is the Rose City
    5. McKenzie - after the river

    Boys

    1. Wally - after the Wallowa mountains
    2. McMenamin - after the chain of pubs
    3. Clark - as in Lewis and Clark
    4. Alder - for the native tree
    5. Raine - for our favorite weather

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    VIRGINIA-INSPIRED NAMES

    GIRLS
    1. Virginia - obviously
    2. Alexandria - after the city
    3. Monroe - for Fort Monroe Army base
    4. Amelia - for the city
    5. Shenandoah - for the adventurous namer, after the parks/river/caverns

    BOYS
    1. Richmond - state capital
    2. Vernon - for Mount Vernon, George Washington's home
    3. Jefferson - Thomas Jefferson also lived here
    4. Blue - for the Blue Ridge Mountains and Parkway
    5. William - for Williamsburg
    ~* Mom to RAG and AKJ, foster mom to DL and PS *~

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    MASSACHUSETTS:

    GIRLS
    1. Beverly (City)
    2. Sharon (Town)
    3. Bay ("Bay" State)
    4. Lynn (City)
    5. Martha (Martha's Vineyard)

    BOYS
    1. Logan (Airport)
    2. Charles (River)
    3. Boston (Capital)
    4. Holden (Town)
    5. Pike (Massachusetts Turnpike)
    Last edited by elderberry; October 14th, 2016 at 08:24 PM.

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    I live in Canada so I'll do my province :P

    Alberta inspired!

    GIRLS:
    Bow (river)
    Willow (creek)
    Nellie (Nellie McClung-part of a group that won Canadian woman the status of 'persons')
    Nickela (after Nickelback lol)


    BOYS:
    Bentley (town)
    Devon (town)
    Rocky (rocky mountains)
    Derrick (oil rig)
    Coleman (town)

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    Another Virginia without repeating what was already said:

    GIRLS
    1. Charlotte (after Charlottesville)
    2. London (company that established the colony of Virginia)
    3. Nova (abbreviation used for Northern Virginia)
    4. Sailor (VA has the world's largest naval base)
    5. Vienna (after the town)

    BOYS
    1. James (after Jamestown)
    2. Frederick (after Fredericksburg)
    3. Dominic (after its nickname "Old Dominion")
    4. Roger (after Mount Rogers)
    5. York (York River)
    Bex • Proud Aunt • College Student

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