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Fort Worth-inspired newborn names

Our readers have spoken — here’s what you should name your Cowtown bundle of joy.


Nothing says baby name like a vintage sign.

Spring has sprung and new life is popping up all over town — from baby zoo animals to budding blossoms — so we’re playing the name game.

Did you know that the study of names is onomastics? It covers all kinds of names, including given names (first names) that often have distinct origins.

A few weeks ago, we asked you to suggest names with local inspiration. Here are five reader suggestions that stood out.

Paxton — Known for his roles in “Alien” and “Apollo 13,” actor Bill Paxton was born in Fort Worth in 1955.

DryceHotel Dryce opened in 2021, transforming the Byers Avenue dry ice warehouse into a boutique hotel.

Montgomery Named after Montgomery Plaza, once a retail warehouse and now a residential and restaurant destination.

BowieJim Bowie, the legendary frontiersman is the namesake of Camp Bowie and the resulting boulevard.

Stetson — “Everybody knows what it is and everybody needs one.” Grab your hat today.

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