Blogger Jessie Morningstar had a 10-year thing for names.
Baby names, to be exact. From 2007 to 2017, the former Rexburg resident maintained an annual list of Idaho baby names on her blog, Bloggity Blog. But Morningstar wasn't documenting every name. Nope. She had an agenda. In a world gone basic with mainstream and trendy baby names, Morningstar zeroed in on the worst of worst.
The blogger had a voracious appetite for the maternity ward's most unconventional baby names. Year after year, nothing—not even moving to another state—could deter the crazy-name-crazed writer. And just when Morningstar feared her obsessive initiative had met its end, her mother stepped in with the assist.
When she realized her daughter no longer had access to the Idaho newspaper that fueled her fire, Morningstar's mom went postal. Literally. Completely unannounced, Morningstar's mother took postage into her own hands. In mailing the Rexburg paper to her daughter's new home in Arizona, she single-handedly saved her daughter's strange operation.
If loving Idaho's "worst" baby names is wrong, I don't want to be right.
I kind of love some of Idaho's "worst" baby names. Are the spellings of several names a bit odd? Yeah, but so what? Idahoans are free-thinkers. The quirky spellings add even more charm to these gems. If loving Idaho's individuality has me at odds with Morningstar's taste, then so be it. Scroll on for the list of Idaho baby names Morningstar can't stand. The ones I love are marked with an asterisk!
Idaho's Worst Baby Names According to Jessie Morningstar