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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).
A German baby boy born in the Saar on 13 January 1935, the day of the Saar plebiscite, was named Saarfried “out of sheer patriotic joy.”
The official registrar “raised no objection” to the baby’s made-up name, a combination of the territory name and fried, meaning “peace.” This element is also found in traditional German names like Siegfried and Gottfried.
The outcome of the plebiscite? Over 90% of those who voted were in favor of the Saar returning to Hitler’s Germany. (Not too peaceful for those who then had to flee, including the mother of France.)
Source: “New Name Coined by Saar Plebiscite.” Los Angeles Times 10 Mar. 1935: 7.