Baby Name Story – Australis

Ekaterini Pachis of Greece was traveling to Australia aboard the SS Australis in mid-1967 when she gave birth to a baby girl.

She named her daughter Australis Pachis, after the ship.

P.S. The ship is no more, and apparently people really miss it because they’ve created tribute sites like SS America / SS Australis and S. S. Australis Homepage and videos like SS America (which shows photos of the ship set to Irene Cara’s “What a Feeling”).

Source: “Baby Named for Birthplace.” Spokesman-Review [Spokane] 5 Aug. 1967: 13.

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