Baby name story: Umtata Greyhound


In 1999, a pregnant woman in South Africa went into labor while riding a Greyhound bus from Durban to Port Elizabeth.

The bus stopped at a clinic a few miles away from the city of Umtata, and there Ms. Xoleka Mdamane gave birth to a baby boy.

She decided to name her son David Umtata Greyhound Mdamane.

Source: “Bus baby named after company.” Daily Dispatch 23 Jun. 1999.

[Other babies named for bus lines: Queenie, Egedah]

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