Alaska’s Mount McKinley is the highest peak in North America, at the center of Denali National Park and Preserve. Before it was named after President McKinley, the mountain was called Denali in the local Athabaskan language.
But would it wear well as a child’s name? It is similar to the surname-name Delaney, currently #209 for girls in the US. A Google search turned up a sibset – sisters Alexis and Denali, brother Paxton.
Of course, the Denali is also a luxury SUV and a clay mastodon on Gumby.
And yet, I can’t help think many parents might find Denali attractive for a son or a daughter. And so I ask – Denali, yea or nay?