Name of the Day: Aldo

Aldo is an ancient Germanic name meaning old and noble. I put noble as the definition for the picture because old next to a baby seemed weird. Let’s look at the history of Aldo.

Aldo Moro may be the best known namesake. He was Prime Minister in Italy in the 1960s and 70s. His death… Is not something I want to focus on when discussing baby names. Overall most people consider Moro to have been an intelligent leader.

Several professional soccer players and Olympic athletes are named Aldo. I haven’t pitched this name to Peter yet, but if he heard of any of these athletes, particularly the soccer players, that could be a big selling point for me. Also several actors, architects, musicians and writers in Europe.

The namesake I personally found most interesting was Aldo Leopold. Aldo Leopold was an environmentalist who changed the way many people saw nature, and human being’s effect on the animals, plants, etc. living in our world. Some of his philosophies may seem over the top, but I definitely appreciate the direction his mind was headed compared to modern society’s view of the world we live in. In fact, I think I’ll check the library for his book, a Sand Country Almanac. And he is definitely someone who practiced what he preached, doing many favorable things for the environment around his home in Wisconsin and beyond.

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