This is another one I’m stealing from the foolish games I would play with my friends to pass the time. Ages ago, the woman once known as Posh Spice and her superstar athlete husband chose the name “Brooklyn” for their daughter. Since then this moniker has entered the pantheon of popular names, though at the time it seemed rather novel. (On the scale of celebrity child names, it ain’t got nothin’ on a couple of humdingers out there.)
Anyhow, my pals and I spent an afternoon coming up with other New York locations with names one might choose for one’s child. As was our wont, however, we were trying to pick the worst possible. Sadly, I’m unable to use New York locations now because we have already discovered the New York metro location with the absolutely, indisputably worst name for a child — Fresh Kills. (If you can think of a worse one, by all means share.)
So, which place has the worst name to adapt for use on a child? The more well-known, the better. (There may be a small hamlet in your state called “Rancid Whore,” but a bobo mother in Park Slope is unlikely to be familiar enough with it to consider it for her child. [Though, come to think of it, I’d still want to know if there were a place called Rancid Whore out there.]) Points obviously go to the more creative or outre choices, and bonus points go for any evidence you can provide than anyone has actually used it.