The modern fad of naming children Brooklyn or Paris, for the place where they were conceived, was actually originated by the early Pilgrims. A review of Dudley’s Vital Records for Suffolk County, Massachusetts (1622-1679) reveals these popular names:

  • Meadow
  • Forest
  • Salem
  • Cornfield
  • Stockade
  • Pew
  • HMS Wadsworth
Submitted by
Show me another »