Baby name story: Keane

I know of dozens of babies that were named after cars. But this is the only one I know of that was named for a highway exit:

Susie and Dan McLaughlin of Meadville, Pennsylvania, were expecting a baby in the summer of 1998. When Susie went into labor, they got into Susie’s sister’s car and began heading toward the hospital via Interstate 79.

The baby wasn’t willing to wait, however. So they pulled the car over near the McKean exit and Susie proceeded to give birth to a baby boy in the back seat.

The baby’s name? Keane, after the exit.

(McKean township takes its name from the 2nd Governor of Pennsylvania, Thomas McKean.)

Source: “Baby Named After Highway Exit.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 17 Jul. 1998: B-4.

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