Baby Names of Antarctica – Solveig, Emilio, Juan, Gisella
|15 November 2008|
Only a handful of babies have been born on Antarctica. Ever wonder what their names are? Me too. So I thought I’d look them up.
First I should mention Solveig Gunbjørg Jacobsen, a Norwegian baby girl who was born on South Georgia Island on October 8, 1913. She wasn’t the first baby born on Antarctica itself, but she was the first to be born in the southern polar region.
The first true Antarctican baby was Emilio Marcos de Palma, born at Esperanza Base on January 7, 1978 to Argentine parents. “Over the next five years, four more boys and three girls were born at Esperanza,” according to the book Antarctica by Jeff Rubin. (I haven’t had any luck tracking down the names of these seven other babies.)
Juan Pablo Camacho was born at Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva Base (on King George Island) in 1984 to Chilean parents. Two more babies (one named Gisella, according to Wikipedia) have since been born there.
Have you ever met (or do you know of) any of the other Antarctican babies? If so, what are their names and nationalities?
Source: The Times