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Old 08-12-2014, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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I've noticed a lot of people in Utah have weird names Nathaniel or Shyleah, or their name will be a common one but spelt differently (e.g. Tayler, Teylor). This seems to be mostly a mormon thing.

In Texas I knew several boys named Hunter or Austin, I also knew a kid named Bexar (pronounced bear) who was born in San Antonio.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:18 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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My nephew's name is Clay. And yes, he's from Alabama.

Another one I've seen only in the South is Gage. Never even thought it was a name until I moved down here.
I've seen "Gage" here in Colorado. I work in a pediatrician's office, so I see it all. I don't think we have any kids named Clay.

Females named April are frequently Hispanic around here, but Hispanic names run the gamut.
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Old 08-14-2014, 04:27 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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In the South people had so many kids they started running out of first names (esp girls' names) so they just had to make names up.
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