I want to share my list of classic southern female names beginning with the letter B. I plan to list more classic as well as unique southern names for girls as well as to list some odd surnames that may have been used as first names for girls that are not commonly regarded girl's names nor will you find them on most lists of baby names.
My idea, when starting this list was to locate popular feminine southern baby names whose origin was from European countries such as the Irish, French or English. I was amazed to find that the popular southern female names were peppered with Latin, Hebrew with a few Greek names.
If you've made it this far down our list of unique, southern female names beginning with the letter B, you may have made note of the fact that many popular baby names for baby boys are considered to be unisex or gender neutral names in the south. The reason for this would be that in the days of high infant mortality, southern gentlemen might not want to take a chance that there would be no sons to be their namesakes.
The answer to this problem might be to name their first daughters with a variation of the father's name along with the mother's maiden name. Once the naming process according to tradition was on the legal documents, the baby girl was tagged with a clever nickname that was more in keeping with popular southern female names of the day.
The odd thing is that this tradition for baby names in the modern south is still in practice even though infant mortality is at all time lows.
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