Baby Name Story – Ramsi

In mid-2003, Australian-led peacekeeping force RAMSI (acronym for The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands) deployed to Solomon Islands.

Several months later, a Solomon Islands chief called Rastas welcomed a baby boy and named him Ramsi.

(I couldn’t find anything to corroborate the existence of a “Chief Rastas,” but I did learn that there was a Solomon Islands rebel leader at that time named Jimmy “Rasta” Lusibaea. Wonder if they’re one and the same.)

P.S. Did you know that a former Solomon Islands Prime Minister was named Francis Billy Hilly?

Source: “Solomons chief names baby after peacekeeping force.” BBC, 6 Apr. 2004.

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