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Famous Women To Name Your Baby Girl After

Did you know March is Women’s History Month? In the United States, Women’s History Month grew from a week long celebration of women’s contributions to culture, history and society organized by the Sonoma school district of California in 1978.

Presentations were given at dozens of Sonoma schools. Hundreds of students participated in a “Real Woman” essay contest and a parade was held in downtown Santa Rosa. After several years, the idea had caught on within communities, school districts and organizations across the country.

In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring National Women’s History Week as the week of March 8. The next year, Congress passed a resolution establishing a Women’s History Week as a national celebration.

Six years later, the National Women’s History Project successfully petitioned Congress to expand the event to the entire month of March. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” 

International Women’s Day, a global celebration of the economic, political and social achievements of women took place for the first time on March 8, 1911. Many countries around the world celebrate the holiday with demonstrations, educational initiatives and customs such as presenting women with gifts and flowers.

The United Nations sponsored International Women’s Day since 1975. When adopting its resolution on the observance of International Women’s Day, the United Nations General Assembly cited the following reasons:

“To recognize the fact securing peace and social progress and the full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms require the active participation, equality and development of women; and to acknowledge the contribution of women to the strengthening of international peace and security.”

What To Name Her

There are women in history who changed the world for good. There are women who left their imprints on the minds of generations to follow.

There are those women who left their mark on the world. Those women who created history and are remembered to this day by their names.

When you decide what to name your baby girl, there’s usually months of searching that goes along with it. And why shouldn’t it take so long! There is so much love, pride and hope that goes into deciding your daughter’s name.

You would look up dictionaries, the internet, books and your personal favorite icons. Names of luminaries like Marie Curie, Eva Peron, Hedy Lamaar, Eleanor Roosevelt still resound through history. Or that of Amelia Earhart, Annie Smith Peck and Ada Lovelace that stand out for their achievements.

These are the names of highly accomplished and inspiring women who made great contributions to the society. As a parent, it might be quite natural to name your daughter after one of their first names. Simply take a look at and decide for yourself!

7 Women From History To Name Your Baby Girl After Infographic
The infographic is provided by Mom Junction.

Extrinsic Vs. Intrinsic

I read the graphic below and a feeling of guilt came over me.  I know you probably don’t have a problem with this – it’s probably just my me.  When I think about a woman it’s usually in terms of her looks and rarely about her intelligence or other internal characteristics: thoughtfulness, humility, trustworthiness, etc.
Yes, I said it – I just want to keep it real. I saw Hedy Lamarr’s picture above and I was taken more with her striking beauty than the fact she was a brilliant inventor.  Like I said it’s probably just me but it’s important that we focus as much on the beautiful mind as we do on the beautiful face.  The next time you connect to WiFi and Bluetooth remember it was from the beautiful mind of Hedy Lamarr.

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