Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Why Birkenhead is called Birkenhead


The Lone Beader asked why Birkenhead is called Birkenhead.  This is because all of us – including Birk's and my before brothers and sisters – are named after towns in and around Liverpool where the boy human was born.  First, there were Runcorn and Widnes, then there was Kirkby and Bebington and, Faz is short for Fazakerley.

From Wikipedia:  Birkenhead is a town within the Wirral in Merseyside, England. It is on the Wirral Peninsula, along the west bank of the River Mersey, opposite the city of Liverpool (which includes the area of Everton, the boy human says Everton is really important and the best bit).

Historically part of Cheshire, Birkenhead is perhaps best known as a centre for ship building, as a Seaport and its related industries.

11 comments:

SeaThreePeeO said...

Very interesting facts about Birkenhead's name.

Angel and Kirby said...

Very interesting. Mom pulled up a map to see where these towns/cities were.

The Furry Kids said...

That's very cool!

Elin said...

Oh! Got it!

Ginger Jasper said...

You have some realy good names around you.. Love the choices. Hugs GJ xx

Camie's Kitties said...

We think it is really neat that you are named for places.

Tavi, Cody, Camie, Miss Jade and Gracie

The Island Cats said...

You all have furry interesting names!

Puss-in-Boots said...

That's most interesting, Faz. Birkenhead is also a suburb of Auckland in NZ, Runcorn and Everton are suburbs in Brisbane in Aus. See, not such a large world after all.

Poppy Q said...

Does he have a nickname?

Cheyenne -Millie said...

I learned some cool things today ... thanks for sharing!

The Lone Beader said...

That is interesting! I would never think to use a town as a pet name! Thanks for answering my question! :)