Ouagadougou and Other Cute New Baby Names Inspired by Country Capitals

White people, forget Moon Unit, Pilot Inspektor, and Lyra Antarctica. Instead of nature and other noun names that should have a “the” before them, country capitals are the hot new thing! For the next baby boom, here are names sure to capture the hearts and minds of millennials in the first world.

  1. Ouagadougou

            Wrapped up in 4 scrumptious syllables, the capital of Burkina Faso feels so nice coming out of the mouth. The etymology is reflective of the legacy you want your baby to leave, translating to “Honored Chief Zabra Soba’s Village.” For the spelling, you can thank French colonization! Oui oui baguette, your kid is sophistiqué.

  1. Bloemfontein, Cape Town, and Pretoria

            Triplet goals! If you pop three humans out, you deserve to mark the feat with unique names. Look no further, name each child after a capital of South Africa. Each capital hosts a different branch of government, showing that even though the kids share a lot of similarities, they each have a special functi– personality.

  1. Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit

            Bangkok, Thailand’s ceremonial name, is possibly the only suitable name for your precious little angel. In fact, it literally means the “city of angels”—or at least the first 19 letters do. Your child will be god-like with this name, and every substitute teacher will have an aneurysm.

  1. Lima

            A mispronunciation of the local Quechua “limaq,” the name originally means “talker” or “speaker.” With this Peruvian capital as a title, your child will be a certified yapper, ready to verbally degrade anyone in their way. Probably best for a girl, but at the end of the day, all names are social constructs and so is gender. Nicknames include “bean.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.