How did Helen acquire her name? What was the interesting experience related to it?

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Being the first child in her family, Helen's naming was significant, and she mentions that everyone was "emphatic" about it. Her father initially wanted to name her Mildred Campbell, who was a highly esteemed ancestor in their family, and stopped discussing the matter shortly after giving his suggestion. However, Helen's mother believed that she should be named after her mother, whose maiden name was Helen Everett. Despite Helen's parents' disagreement on the name of their first child, Helen's father forgot what he wanted to name their child on the way to her christening. This was only natural given the fact that he stopped taking part in discussions shortly after suggesting that his daughter should be named after Mildred Campbell. When the minister asked the name of the child, Helen's father could only remember that it was decided she would be named after her grandmother and gave his daughter the name Helen Adams. Helen's full name is Helen Adams Keller.

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As Helen was the first child in the family, her naming was considered very important. Her father wanted to name her after an illustrious ancestor by the name of Mildred Campbell. Helen's mother, however, disagreed, and wanted to name her new daughter after grandmother Helen Everett. On the day of Helen's christening, her father forgot what she was supposed to be called. This isn't too surprising, as he wasn't involved in the naming of Helen after his original suggestion was rejected by his wife. All he could remember was that she was supposed to be named after grandmother. So when it came to the christening, he simply gave the name Helen Keller. That's the name by which she was known for the rest of her life, and as she's still known today.

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