Thanksgiving Names:From Myles to Maize

This year our menu of Thanksgiving names draws on a variety of sources—from the Mayflower passenger list to prominent Pilgrims, to a harvest deity to the bounty of the Turkey Day table.  Enjoy it— with it comes our best wishes for a very happy holiday to all our dear berries.


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John Alden is acknowledged to have been the first person to step off the Mayflower and set foot on Plymouth Rock in 1620; he later became an important figure in the Plymouth Colony. Though more common as a surname, Alden, which means ‘old friend,’ has been on the first-name popularity list for most years since 1880. Think of it as an Anglo Aiden.

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