Vanuatu Baby Name Honors French Army

The French army recently conducted a 3-week renovation of the Melsisi Health Centre on Pentecost Island, Vanuatu.

The renovation, called the Castor Operation, included upgrades like a generator, an x-ray machine, and solar panels.

Locals promised the French soldiers that the first babies born after they left would be called Castor and/or Castorine, in acknowledgement of their hard work.

Sure enough, the first baby — a boy — was named Castor Bulekone.

[Other hospital-related baby names: Meadows Brook, Normah, Mash]

Source: Vanuatu baby named for French hospital mission


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