News

Naming your kid Brooklyn proves you’re a tourist

Naming your kid Brooklyn proves you’re a tourist

BROOKLYN:Chances are good that at least one of these children will be named Brooklyn. Photo: clipart.com

NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe it’s the ultimate sign that New York City’s up-and-coming borough has finally arrived: Brooklyn is now one of the nation’s most popular baby names.

Over the past two decades, Brooklyn as a name for girls has surged from No. 912 to the top 30 in each of the last three years. Some credit soccer star David Beckham and his wife, Victoria, for naming their son Brooklyn. Some cite actress Brooklyn Decker. Others point to “Girls” and the other TV shows and movies that tap into the borough’s gritty, cool vibe.

But one thing is clear: Of the 41 states where Brooklyn is now the most popular girl’s name beginning with B, New York is not among them.

Real Brooklynites say naming your child Brooklyn is strictly for out-of towners.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Gas Prices Dropping

gaspump2

Fall arrives next week and gasoline prices are falling in Iowa.

in Local

Money Education Promoted

MoneyDollars

A group of educators and representatives from Iowa banks and credit unions is recommending a series of steps to boost what K-through-12 students in Iowa schools are taught about managing money.

in Local

Trying To Restore Trust

nebraska-state-capital

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says state government is moving forward to restore trust after the prison sentence miscalculation scandal.

in Local

Company To Add Jobs In Yankton

employment help wanted

SAPA Extrusions is beginning an expansion project which will add more capacity and employees to its plant in Yankton.

in Local

Health Groups Push For Medicaid Expansion

Stethoscope Medical

While the debate over expanding Medicaid may have slipped into the background in South Dakota, it isn’t going away.