Baby Names

My husband and I used to live in a little town in Southeastern Idaho called Rexburg.  There's a culture there, and in surrounding areas (I'M LOOKING AT YOU, UTAH) of people giving their children all manner of atrocious made-up and misspelled names. (People outside of Idaho and Utah do too, of course, but these two states are trendsetters, especially for the types of names we're talking about - see here if you disagree.)
The local paper publishes the names of all the children born the previous year, or at least the ones whose parents love them enough to pay the required fee, in an annual insert. When we moved, laughing maniacally at that yearly paper was the one thing I knew I'd miss from Rexburg.

BUT IN STEPPED MY MOM TO SAVE THE DAY. She still lives in the area, you see, and just a few months after Jon and I moved to Arizona, a parcel arrived in our mailbox unannounced. I spent the next hour gleefully scoffing at the names and posted the worst offenders to my little blog.

That was 10 years ago, and my mom has been mailing me the list ever since. The following is the complete anthology in reverse chronological order - enjoy!

Names 2017! (It almost didn't happen; then it happened on Twitter instead)
Names 2016!
Names 2015!
Names 2014!
Names 2013!
Names 2012!
Names 2011!