It's a beautiful name that means ruler, a British version of the French Henriette. But it's its pedigree that could make it a pretty wonderful choice. Two of its most famous bearers are Harriet Tubman, a former slave who ran the Underground Railroad and helped dozens of slaves escape to freedom, and Harriet Beecher Stowe, noted abolitionist and author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, which documented some of the horrors of slavery. And of course, there's Harriet the Spy, if you're into kids lit.
What do you think of the name Harriet? Is it a name you'd like to see make a comeback?
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