Baby Boy Names from the Declaration of Independence.
Posted by www.namelynewborns.com on Jan 29th 2017
Some baby boy names never go out of style. It is hard to believe that over two hundred years ago when the Declaration of Independence was signed, the most of names of the supporters are still used today.
The Declaration of Independence is the statement adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting at the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with the Kingdom of Great Britain, regarded themselves as thirteen newly independent sovereign states. There were five original writers and all of the their first names except for Roger as still used today. The original five authors were Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman and Robert Livingston.
Some of these names have evolved a bit. But at www.namelynewborns we still embroider baby blankets for Tom, Jonathan, Bob and Ben. We have never personalized anything in the thirteen years we have been in business with the name Roger. If anyone knows a baby with the name Roger, please let us know.
Ironically, the signers of the Declaration of Independence have names that are even more frequently used that the original authors. Samuel was the name of several signers. Among the over fifty signers were other popular names like Matthew and James. We have embroidered many baby gifts with the SAM, GEORGE as well as JOSH which has been shortened from Josiah. Matt is the nickname for Matthew which is a frequent requested name by our customers. James is also requested on occasion but not the nick name JIM. It is hard to believe that the cool name CARTER was also a name of one of the original signers of this important document. The only names that we have never even heard of that were signed to Declaration of Independence are Button, Elbridge. Lyman and Gweneth. But who knows; trendy names are always surprising us.
We predict that the next historic name to be given to baby boys born in 2017 with be either Alexander or Hamilton. The amazing success of the rap Broadway production of HAMILTON by Lin Miranda has taken America by storm and parents will bestow both the first and last name which has become a trend in naming a baby.