It’s Leap Day!
Did you know that at least three babies born on Leap Day (February 29) have gotten names to commemorate their rare birthdate?
- Cody James Leaping Edgerly, born on February 29, 1996.
- Aleapia Anderson, born on February 29, 1984.
- Jerence Nansel Oleap “JNO” Fernando, born on February 29, 1944. (He went on to head the Chemistry Department of The Open University of Sri Lanka before passing away in 2015.)
I discovered them via leapyearday.com, which also features a list of Leap Day baby name suggestions ranging from the conceivable (Leapana, Leapold) to the silly (Leap Erickson, Mona Leapa).
What would you name a baby born on Leap Day?