The Utah Baby Namer, submitted by Shirotsugh. I cannot figure out what is scarier, the names listed on this page, or the fact that somebody spent valuable time collecting them all... time which could've been used getting more Lithium injected into their bloodstream.

It dawned on us that many names we'd heard during our college careers, and found only mildly remarkable, were indeed unique to the Utah Mormon culture. Thus began our quest to define what makes some names singularly Utahn, and what sets them apart from ethnic names with roots in other cultures, such as Juanita or Shoshanna; or African-American names such as Tawanda and Shaquille; or the newly common, soap-operaesque handles such as Skylar, Tiffany, Raven, and Adrienne. There's a difference, and it's not just the obviously Mormon scriptural names like Mahonri or Nephi or Moroni. Often identifying a Utah name is a gut feeling akin to Justice Stevens' definition of pornography: you know it when you see it.

Much like people's feelings on pornography, this site should probably be banned as well.

– Rich "Lowtax" Kyanka (@lowtax)

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