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Three baby name stories out of Melanesia:
- Pam: Cyclone Pam, which hit the island nation of Vanuatu on March 13, prompted several new mothers there to name their babies Pam and Pamela. One of those babies, born to mother Trisha Ronald in the back of an ambulance, was named Charlotte Pam after both the storm and the Australian volunteer paramedic (Charlotte Gillon) who delivered her.
- Samuel: A baby born in Vanuatu at the end of March was named Samuel Kini Lovobalavu after “three different Fijian health officials – Health Inspector Samuela Bolalailai, RFMF Medic Sgt. Kini Nacagilevu, and Chief Health Inspector Kanito Lovobalavu.” The Fijian health personnel were in Vanuatu helping with Cyclone Pam relief efforts.
- Lau: Yuma Nagasaki of Japan, who is a volunteer language teacher in Fiji, welcomed a son in mid-March and named him Lau after the Fijian province. “He made the decision to name his newborn son after experiencing the warmth and hospitality of people from Lau.”
Castor and Ramsi are two older baby name stories from the same region of the world (Vanuatu & Solomon Islands).
In February of 1956, Joyce Atherton of Ugthorpe, England, went into labor. An ambulance from nearby Whitby couldn’t reach her because of the snowdrifts, so helicopter pilot Ron Salt of the No. 275 Squadron RAF (Royal Air Force) flew in, picked her up, and transported her to the hospital.
Days later, a baby girl arrived. She was named Mary Sarah Atherton. Where did her middle name come from? It was inspired by the acronym SARAH, “Search And Rescue And Homing,” as Ron’s group was also known as a Search and Rescue and Homing Squadron.
(SARAH was actually a piece of equipment the squadron pilots used. It was a miniature transmitter developed in the early 1950s to help rescuers locate downed pilots, especially during air-sea rescues.)
Source: “Sarah Named After Her Air Rescuers.” Bulletin and Scots Pictorial 19 March 1956: 5.
Other acronym baby names: Ramsi, Mash, Kytal, Ily, Ilys
In mid-2003, Australian-led peacekeeping force RAMSI (acronym for The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands) deployed to Solomon Islands.
Several months later, a Solomon Islands chief called Rastas welcomed a baby boy and named him Ramsi.
(I couldn’t find anything to corroborate the existence of a “Chief Rastas,” but I did learn that there was a Solomon Islands rebel leader at that time named Jimmy “Rasta” Lusibaea. Wonder if they’re one and the same.)
P.S. Did you know that a former Solomon Islands Prime Minister was named Francis Billy Hilly?
Source: “Solomons chief names baby after peacekeeping force.” BBC, 6 Apr. 2004.