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Popularity of the Baby Name Falcon

Number of Babies Named Falcon

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

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Babies Named for Robert Falcon Scott

Robert Falcon ScottRoald Amundsen wasn’t the only person racing southward in the early 1910s. English explorer Robert Falcon Scott was also trying to be the first to reach the South Pole.

But Scott’s team arrived in January on 1912 — more than a month after Amundsen’s team. Even worse, during the 800-mile return trek, Scott and all four of his companions died.

Scott’s body was discovered in November, but the news of his death didn’t reach civilization until February of 1913. At that point, he became a national hero.

It’s hard to know how many babies worldwide were named “Robert” in his honor, given both the prevalence of the name and the sheer size of the British Empire at that time, but I have found a pair of unmistakable tributes:

  • Robert Falcon Scott Simpson, born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1913.
  • Robert Falcon Scott Grieve, born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1916.

Both babies were born in Canada, but Simpson’s parents were both from England, while Grieve’s were from the U.S. and Scotland.

Source: Robert Falcon Scott – Wikipedia


More Unusual Baby Names in New Zealand

In an article about unusual baby names in New Zealand — the land of 4real, Zealand-New and Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii — I spotted these: Alizaye, Caution, Chevy, Daytona, Falcon, Ford, Prayz Hosanna, Qais and Raiden.

Independent midwife Leigh O’Neill said parents were influenced by the world around them, especially the media, when choosing names for their babies. One of the most unusual baby names she has come across this year was Ska, named after a genre of music.

“It’s a punk/reggae kind of music and yeah, they’re young parents.

“I guess they chose that after the type of music they like, but that’s certainly one of the more interesting ones,” Mrs O’Neill said.

I’m now on the lookout for kids named Reggae, Dubstep and Crunk.

Source: Unique baby names not just for the Beckhams