Baby name story: Annesley


In late 1938, Mrs. Dalziel of the Scottish island of Stronsay (part of the archipelago of Orkney) went into labor.

To give birth, she was flown to a hospital in Orkney’s largest town, Kirkwall, which is located on a different island.

Two weeks later, she and her baby were flown home by the same airplane pilot — Capt. John Annesley Hankins.

In honor of that pilot, she named her baby Doreen Annesley.

Source: “Baby Named for Flyer.” Evening Star [Washington D.C.] 24 Nov. 1938: A-12.

Image: Adapted from Air Canada Boeing 777-333ER by MarcusObal under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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