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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).
There’s a tiny community in Caldwell County, Texas, called Seawillow. How was it named?
The settlement was named for Seawillow Margaret Ann (Pipkin) Wells, who was born under a willow tree in 1855 after her mother was caught in a flood and rescued by family slaves. Seawillow taught school in Lockhart, married, and then moved with her family to the site that, at her husband’s suggestion, was named for her.
She was born in Beaumont, Texas, so the source of the flood was the Neches River.
The original Seawillow passed away in 1912, but her name lives on. Many of her descendants (including one of her own daughters) were named Seawillow. Friends of the Pipkins and Wells families have named some of their children Seawillow as well.