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Reach For The Stars: 10 Baby Names Inspired By Great Explorers
“I want to be an astronaut, a doctor and a dancer,” my little girl once boasted. She was about three at the time – and the whole world stretched out in front of her. 
We all want to give our kids the confidence to believe they can achieve whatever they put their minds to. So, to help them along their way, how about giving them a name that, literally, invokes that feeling?
We have a wealth of baby name inspiration on HuffPost UK Parents, but here are 10 monikers inspired by famous explorers.Related... The Future Is Female: 11 Baby Names Inspired By Feminists Harriet Explorer Harriet Chalmers Adams said in 1920: “There is no reason why a woman cannot go wherever a man goes, and further”. She was the inaugural president of the Society of Woman Geographers, and the first female journalist to visit the French trenches in WWI.AnneAnne Morrow Lindbergh was the first American woman to earn a glider pilot’s license. She also won awards for her skills in navigation.MarieMarie Tharp mapped the ocean floor and made great headway in the theory of continental drift.ElectaElecta ‘Exy’ Johnson circled the globe seven times with her husband, Irving, an American sail training pioneer and author.AmeliaAmelia Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. ErnestSir Ernest Shackleton is famous for his journeys into the Antarctic. He led the infamous Trans-Antarctic Expedition in 1914.EdmundEdmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay were the first people to ever climb to the summit of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. MarcoMarco Polo was one of the first explorers to travel the Silk Road. He travelled around Asia and visited China in the Middle Ages. JacqueJacque Cousteau was an undersea explorer, filmmaker and oceanographer. He also invented diving and scuba gear. DavidExplorer David Livingstone has been credited with ending the east African slave trade. He famously reported the massacre of slaves in 1871 in his journals, saying: “To overdraw its evil is a simple impossibility.”Related... These Baby Names Were Popular In The 80s. Would You Choose Them Now? Retro, Baby: These Names Were Popular For Infants In The 1950s Pearl And Petra: 12 Unique Baby Name Ideas For Twins
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