Even before I got pregnant, my husband and I talked about potential baby names.

It was one of those fun conversations we had from time to time, talking about names we liked, names we definitely didn't, and all the funny ones in between.

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While we've landed on a name for our bundle of joy (we're keeping it a secret for now), as two native Michiganders, I'm a little disappointed in ourselves that we didn't even consider paying homage to the great Mitten State.

Michigan-Themed Baby Names

If you want a baby name that is "Pure Michigan", you can always turn to Michigan cities for some inspiration.

There are plenty of cities, like Ashley Dexter, that are pretty typical names for people but also represent Michigan. Then you've got some cities like Byron and Elsie that would definitely be a more unique Michigan-themed name.

If you need some inspiration, take a look at the list of potential "Pure Michigan" baby names that I've compiled below.

Huron

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Granted, this first one isn't a city. But how iconic would it be to name your baby after one of the Great Lakes?

Sterling (Heights)

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Leslie

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Already a lovely name for either a boy or a girl.

Charlotte

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No matter how you pronounce it, this would make for a cute girl's name.

Addison

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Allen

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Warren

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Davison

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Adrian

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Clinton

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Chelsea

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Saline

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Ashley

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Augusta

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Clare

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Clifford

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Mason

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Holt

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Brooklyn

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Byron

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Carson (City)

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Dexter

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Clio

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Gregory

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(East) Jordan

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Traverse (City)

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Temperance

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Sault Sainte Marie

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Alpena

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Barion (Springs)

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Elsie

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Flint

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Niles

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