2 Babies Born During Wind Storms, Named Gale

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While an unnamed Category 4 hurricane was pummeling south Florida on September 15, 1945, Lt. and Mrs. Carl Landau (who were staying at a shelter in West Palm Beach) welcomed a baby girl. They named her Karen Gale.

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During the gusty Great Appalachian Storm of November 24-25, 1950, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Quinn of Burlington, Vermont, welcomed a baby girl. They named her Gale.

And don’t forget Barbara Gale, named for Hurricane Barbara in 1953.

Sources:

  • “Baby Born in Storm Gets Name of Gale.” Los Angeles Times 17 Sep. 1945: 1.
  • “Named for Storm.” Eugene Register-Guard 12 Dec 1950: 23.
  • “Storm Speeds Toward Georgia, South Carolina Coast.” Sun [Baltimore] 17 Sep. 1945: 1.

One Response to 2 Babies Born During Wind Storms, Named Gale

  1. Hi! I am weeks away from my due date and could use a little help with naming our baby boy. I really want to find a name that has a connection to wind/storm/weather but isn’t too weird. We don’t like Gael/Gale for a boy. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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