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The first baby born in central Iowa (including Des Moines) in 2014 was Nash David Eddie, son of Lance and Christine Eddie.
The name “Nash” was chosen in honor of Nashville, Tennessee. It’s where Lance and Christine went on their first road trip together.
When the president/CEO of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. learned about baby Nash, he sent the Eddie family a bunch of “Nashville-themed gifts, including a CD with music from the TV show “Nashville,” a guitar-shaped chocolate bar, the “Lisa Loeb’s Silly Singalong” children’s book and a four-foot-tall stuffed Gnash — the Nashville Predators hockey team mascot.”
The family will also get free passes to local attractions the next time they visit Nashville.
(Some of the other locational baby names I’ve blogged about over the years: Brighton, Endellion, Julian, Sonora, Kennedy, Aquinnah, Georgian, Washington, Boston, Newark, Florence, Cape Cod, Bronx, Montana, Helsinki.)
Sources: New parents bring in first baby of 2014, Des Moines’ first baby named for Nashville
Susie Albin-Najera and Rick Najera of California have three kids, each of whom is named for a location in California:
- Son Julian was named after Julian, California.
- Daughter Sonora was named for Sonora, California.
- Daughter Kennedy was named after the Kennedy Meadows resort.
“All our kids are named after places we love,” Albin-Najera said.
Other babies named after special locations include Aquinnah, Brighton, Elora and Georgian.
Source: Morris, Mike. “Couple names baby after Kennedy Meadows.” Union Democrat 29 Oct. 2007: A1+.
For their honeymoon, Dean and Kelly Hernandez of Columbus, Ohio, visited the city of Brighton, England (which is on the southern coast).
Four years later, they welcomed a baby girl. They named her Isabel Brighton in honor of the city.
Here’s what Dean had to say about Brighton:
In all of our travels around the world, there has been no place whose people made such a singularly good impression upon us.
Have you ever been to a place whose residents made “a singularly good impression” upon you? Would the name of that place make a good baby name?
Source: US baby named Brighton after city