Patriotic Baby Names: 4th of July revolutionary picks
This year once more, and again with apologies to our dear Britberries, we honor some of the (more interestingly named) heroes in the struggle of the US to gain its independence from the mother country, as well as some of the more unusually named Signers of the Declaration of Independence. Here, some early patriotic choices that work as July baby names:
ESEK Hopkins – a Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Navy during the war
HAYM Solomon – Polish-born Jewish immigrant who played an important 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
Any of these set off fireworks for you?
HAPPY FOURTH, EVERYBERRY!
You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Alexia Mae Said
on July 4th, 2012 at 11:57 am
I love these names!!! I actually grew up near Elbridge Gerry’s estate.
on July 4th, 2012 at 12:58 pm
You forgot Phillis Wheatley, who gave us the image of the goddess Columbia and wrote the beautiful ode honouring George Washington.
on July 5th, 2012 at 10:41 am
I love the name Josiah, its a wonderful way to get the nick name Joe with out using Joseph
on July 6th, 2012 at 10:43 am
Casimir is just dreamy. This post really has me crushing on it. I don’t know that it’s very usable in the U.S. right now, so I guess it goes on the list of historic old names I admire from afar (along with Horatio).
on July 6th, 2012 at 1:46 pm
I love Lydia (so beautiful), Mercy, Molly (although that’s my dog’s name), Sybil, Alexander (one of my all-time favs, saddened by it’s pop.), Aaron and Crispus.
on July 10th, 2012 at 11:24 am
Just a nit-picky thing, but it was Dr. Lyman Hall, not Hull, who signed the Declaration.
on January 20th, 2013 at 12:10 am
We have decided if we ever have a boy he’ll be Josiah. We def want a Joe and for a while had settled on Joseph but I just think Josiah has so much more personality.
leave a reply
You must be logged in to post a comment.