Baby name story: France

In January of 1935, residents of the Saar, which had been governed by France and Britain since 1920, voted to reunify with Hitler’s Germany.

Those who feared the coming Nazi regime were forced to flee the territory.

Weeks later, Saar refugee Anna Serf gave birth to the first refugee baby in Toulouse, France. The baby girl was named France Marie Louise.

Source: “Saar Refugee Baby Named After France.” Pittsburgh Press 26 Feb 1935: 18.

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