Independence Day names: Born on the 4th of July
With apologies to our dear Britberries, today we honor some of the heroes in the struggle of the US to gain its independence from the mother country, along with some of the more interestingly named Signers of the Declaration of Independence. Here, some patriotic options for July baby names.
REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD HEROES
ESEK Hopkins – a Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Navy during the war
HAYM Salomon – Polish-born Jewish immigrant who played a key role in financing the Revolution
HORATIO Gates – a retired British soldier who served as an American general during the Revolutionary War
THADDEUS Kosciuszko –a Polish nobleman who fought for American independence as an engineer and a cavalry officer
H A P P Y F O U R T H , E V E R Y B E R R Y ! ! !
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on July 2nd, 2010 at 12:54 am
Happy 4th of July everyone!
I am very surprised that Benjamin Franklin is not mentioned. That is one of the first names that come to mind when I think of this period. My husband and I decided long ago that if were to ever have a child born near or on the 4th, that he would be a Benjamin Henry or Benjamin Oliver.
Emmy Jo Said
on July 2nd, 2010 at 1:01 am
My favorite Independence Day related name is Isannah. Even though she’s not a patriotic hero, she was Paul Revere’s daughter, and her name is very cool.
I’m intrigued by the name Esek — any idea where that comes from?
Also, I think there’s a typo in your note about Betsy Ross.
on July 2nd, 2010 at 1:03 am
Dotsmom–I was really looking for the more unusual names.
on July 2nd, 2010 at 3:04 am
Ooh I like Casimir!
To my British ear the name Enoch brings to mind the infamously racist 1960s politician Enoch Powell – I can’t imagine it becoming a popular name in England.
on July 2nd, 2010 at 6:35 am
What about Sybil Ludington?
on July 2nd, 2010 at 6:38 am
on July 2nd, 2010 at 9:10 am
I love both Casimir and Thaddeus!!
on July 2nd, 2010 at 10:44 am
I don’t know how to get in contact with who wrote this but I wanted to make a correction: Lyman Hall signed, not Lyman Hull. I was excited to see his name there because my county is named after him.
on July 2nd, 2010 at 10:53 am
Love Thaddeus and Silas! My uncle is Anthony Wayne…not sure if my grandparents had this historical figure in mind or not.
on July 2nd, 2010 at 11:48 am
Elizabeth–Sybil Ludington is included, right under Silas Deane.
on July 2nd, 2010 at 11:51 am
It’s now been corrected. Thanks.
Toni Vitanza Said
on July 2nd, 2010 at 12:24 pm
LOVE Salem! And what about Boston? Or Revere?
on July 2nd, 2010 at 1:00 pm
I love those names….I remember reading about Molly Pitcher as a little girl (the biography that I read may not have been accurate). She apparently manned her husband’s cannon when he was wounded. I remember thinking that was awesome.
My favorite names on the list.
on July 2nd, 2010 at 1:56 pm
Horatio Gates? What a name! I love it.
on December 27th, 2010 at 4:41 pm
Liberty nn Libby
Independance nn Indy
Scarlett Blanche Azure (red white blue)
Banner (as in Star Spangled Banner)
Ross (as in Betsy)
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