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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).
On April 21, 1935, there was a traffic jam on the High Level Bridge in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
In the back of a taxicab stuck on the bridge, a baby girl was born to Mrs. Edward Beauchamp.
The Beauchamps asked the public for help naming the baby, and the Edmonton Journal turned it into a contest, putting up a $5 prize.
Now Mr. Beauchamp has suggested to the Journal that it think of a name for his baby daughter and which is symbolical of the event, and having due regard to the fact that it occurred on the high level bridge.
We thought of Bridget or Bridgette, or maybe “Girda,” but we are leaving it to Journal readers. The successful name, of course, must be acceptable to the parents.
The winning name, suggested by a twelve-year-old girl, was “Poncella” — roughly “this one from the bridge” in French. (The French word for bridge is pont.)
The baby’s full name was Olive Marie Poncella Beauchamp.
Similar name stories: BridgeAnne, Airlene