It seems some American parents love all things British, and they are choosing British place names for their baby’s name.
An unamed Reddit user went on a rant about someone calling their child Lecesta, after her parents met at a party in Leicester, but they pronounce the name as Lie – Sess – Tur (It’s actually Less – Tuh.)
Maybe we need to be kinder about this trend, after all, from charming villages to bustling cities, there are plenty of options to choose from. Actor Tom Hanks has a son named Chester and Stoke-born Guns N’ Roses star Slash a boy called London. Let’s face it, we have Paris Hilton, why not Bognor Smith?
For girls, Americans could consider names like Ainsley, a village in Warwickshire, or Bristol, a city in southwestern England known for its maritime history and street art. For boys, they could choose Brighton, a seaside town on the south coast, or Chester, a historic city in the north that was founded by the Romans.
As long as the name is easy to pronounce and spell, and isn’t embarrassing, go for it America.