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And now, after Louis Meadows Brook and Normah, the final installment of the “babies named after hospitals” weekend series. This one is hearsay, but I’ll post it anyway:
In late April, 1957, there was an earthquake in Fethiye, Turkey. According to British sailors who delivered relief supplies to the area, a Turkish baby born amid the ruins was named Mash after a U.S. Army medical unit. (MASH is an acronym for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital.)
Source: “Baby Named for Hospital.” Hartford Courant 2 May 1957: 29E.
On 4 July 1988, the Normah Medical Specialist Centre opened in Petra Jaya, Malaysia.
The very next day, the hospital welcomed its first baby–a baby girl.
What did parents Sabrina Bujang and Razalie Sidek Shafie name their daughter? Normah, after the centre.
(The centre itself had been named in honor of Normah, the late wife of former Chief Minister of Sarawak Rahman Ya’kub.)
Source: “Baby Named after Hospital.” New Straits Times [Malaysia] 6 July 1988: 6.