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Place Names off the Beaten Baby-Name Track: Verona, Vienna and Juneau

February 27, 2014 Linda Rosenkrantz

There’s no shortage of place names on the baby-name map. In the Top 300 alone, we find Sienna and Sierra, Camden and Trenton, London and Paris, not to mention Brooklyn, Austin, Sydney, Kingston, Hudson and Georgia. But what if you’re looking for a less traveled destination? Here are some fresher possibilities.

Ailsa

Ailsa Craig is a rocky Scottish island in the Firth of Clyde; Ailsa is pronounced AYL-sa, or, alternatively Ila, as in Isla. Ailsa makes an appealing Scottish spin on Elsa.

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