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Popularity of the Baby Name Maitland

Number of Babies Named Maitland

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My Top 40 Baby Name Stories

Open BookOf the hundreds of baby name stories I’ve posted so far, these are my 40 favorites (listed alphabetically).

  1. Actsapostles
  2. Airlene
  3. Aku
  4. Carpathia
  5. Cleveland
  6. Dee Day
  7. Dondi
  8. Emancipation Proclamation
  9. Frances Cleveland
  10. Georgia
  11. Grant
  12. Guynemer
  13. Ida Lewis
  14. Independence & Liberty
  15. Inte & Gration
  16. Invicta
  17. Iuma
  18. Jesse Roper
  19. Job-Rakt-Out-of-the-Asshes
  20. Karina
  21. Legal Tender
  22. Livonia
  23. Louisiana Purchase
  24. Maitland Albert
  25. Maria Corazon
  26. Mary Ann
  27. Medina
  28. Pannonica
  29. Pearl
  30. Poncella
  31. Return
  32. Robert
  33. Saarfried
  34. Salida
  35. Seawillow
  36. Speaker
  37. Speedy
  38. States Rights
  39. Thursday October
  40. Zeppelina

My favorite baby name stories tend to be those that I find most memorable. Several of them (e.g., Aku, Karina, Maitland) even taught me something new. In a few cases, it’s not the original story I like so much as something that happened later on in the tale (as with Georgia, Salida, Speaker).


Babies Named for First Transpacific Flight

Lt. Albert Hegenberger and Lt. Lester MaitlandTwo babies born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on June 29, 1927, were named Maitland. Why?

Because pilot Lt. Lester Maitland had just landed in Honolulu after piloting the very first transpacific flight from the mainland to the islands.

He and navigator Lt. Albert Hegenberger had left San Francisco, California, early on June 28. They flew 2,400 miles in about 24 hours.

(This was just five weeks after Charles Lindbergh’s famous solo transatlantic flight from New York to Paris.)

The babies’ full names were Maitland Paul Stearns and Maitland Albert Jowell (Albert for Hegenberger).

Sources:

  • “Active Day for Flyers to Islands.” Los Angeles Times 2 Jul. 1927: 1.
  • “Honolulu Baby Is Named for Pacific Aviators.” Evening News [San Jose] 12 Jul. 1927: 7.
  • Lt. Lester Maitland – Hawaii Aviation