Often I blog about baby names I spot in old newspapers. This one is no different, except it’s the first newspaper-inspired newspaper baby name that I’ve seen.
The parents are Dewey and Janet English, who met while working for the Jackson Daily News in Jackson, Mississippi. They had a son around 1990 and named him Jackson Daily “Jack” English.
The Jackson Daily News no longer exists, but Dewey is still in the newspaper business. He’s now the managing editor of the Press-Register in Mobile, Alabama.
Source: “One baby’s name tells a story of strength, caprice and the romance of a special kind of business.” Press-Telegram [Long Beach, CA] 6 Sep. 1990.