Bill Pritchard’s July 28 commentary, “Not a Betty in the bunch,” focused on people’s names, but it also addressed names in a new subdivision, focused on people in music. Grouping street names isn’t really new, and I hope you will consider a more extensive column on the subject of subdivision names.

One you might include would be Monocacy Village (built about 1960), where the streets are named after American Indian tribes (Pontiac, Cherokee, Delaware, Seminole, Shawnee) and when a new section was added a few years ago, they continued the theme with Cheyenne, Navaho and Apache.

In Linden Hills (started in the 1940s), they chose tree names (Linden, Oak, Walnut, Chestnut, Spruce, Locust, Poplar).

My favorite names so far are in Jefferson, where they chose the names of Medal of Honor winners: Joe Foss, Boyington (Pappy), Basilone (John), Puller (Chesty), Casamento (Anthony), Buckley (Howard), and Choate (Clyde).

I hope people will be encouraged to look up the names of the Medal of Honor winners and learn more about them.

Debora Green


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A friend in Texas lived in an area where the streets had Star Trek themed names.


We moved from Pgh upstate to where the streets are named for saints. First we lived on Charles, then N. Michael.

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