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Of the hundreds of baby name stories I’ve posted so far, these are my 40 favorites (listed alphabetically).
- Dee Day
- Emancipation Proclamation
- Frances Cleveland
- Ida Lewis
- Independence & Liberty
- Inte & Gration
- Jesse Roper
- Legal Tender
- Louisiana Purchase
- Maitland Albert
- Maria Corazon
- Mary Ann
- States Rights
- Thursday October
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).
Two 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).
- “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