Mount St. Helens Baby Names?

Overheard in southwestern Washington state — in the vicinity of Mount St. Helens — in early 1980:

“If the mountain really blows, they’ve decided to name their new baby Helena if it’s a girl and Ashley if it’s a boy.”

As we all know, the mountain did blow, but not until May 18. There’s no way for me to know what name this particular baby was given, but the quote makes me wonder if any 1980 babies were indeed named with Mount St. Helens in mind.

Source: “What’s in a name?” Spokesman-Review 1 Apr. 1980: 1.


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