DAVID ELLINGSON EDDINGTON {[email protected]} is an emeritus professor of linguistics at Brigham Young University with a spe￾cialty in the Spanish language and Utah dialect. He is the author of Utahisms and Utah English. He resides on the Mediterranean coast of Spain with his inspiration, and the love of his life, Silvia.

Utah Naming Practices, 1960–2020

Articles/Essays – Volume 57, No. 1

1. Introduction You can tell you are from Utah if you are Jaxton, your mother is Sariah, and your grandparents are Alma and LaRue. Jokes such as this one, which center on the creative names…

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