"Julia and Julia . . . "
"in 1913, the YWCA® held a contest to name their new property on the Monterey Peninsula. They received hundreds of entries.
The winning name came from a Stanford University student, Helen Salisbury, who made up the word Asilomar, derived from the Spanish words "asilo" meaning retreat or refuge, and "mar," meaning sea, hence "refuge-by-the-sea."