Uncommon Bosnian Names – B

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Male Names

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Name

Origin Meaning Pronunciation

Bajram

Turkish Celebration, enjoyment BAY-RAM

Basil

Arabian Brave BA-SIL

Bejan

Arabian Awake, communicative BEY-AN

Benadem

Arabian Son of Adem BEN-AD-EM

Besam

Arabian Always smiling, blithe BE-SAM

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Female Names

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Name

Origin Meaning Pronunciation

Bahija

Arabian Beauty, elegance BAH-I-YA

Bedila

Arabian Wife, believer BED-I-LA

Behar(a)

Arabian Spring, spring flower BEH-AR-(A)

Beraeta

Arabian Innocence, abstinence BER-AE-TA

Bilala

Arabian Good, healthy BIL-A-LA

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The H in Bahija and in Behar is pronounced like the “ch” in the English word loch.

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Photo taken by me in the Bosnian National Museum in Sarajevo
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Hyphenated Names – Anna

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Hyphenated names are quite popular in Austria. But most people don´t use their whole name in real live.   I know for example girls called Anna-Maria and Lisa-Marie, who only go by Anna and Lisa. Hyphenated names are mostly given to girls, but some parents choose them also for boys. I am acquainted with siblings called Lisa-Marie and Tim-Luca.

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But there are also some parents, who use hyphenated names to combine popular  names like Anna and Lea with more unusual choices.  I have searched out some of these combinations on the Austrian first name statistics.

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I will start today with Anna and some interesting combinations.

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Anna-Alice

Anna-Amalia

Anna-Aurora

Anna-Beatrice

Anna-Cäcilia

Anna-Constanze

Anna-Fiorella

Anna-Gloria

Anna-Henriette

Anna-Laurence

Anna-Loretta

Anna-Maximilia

Anna-Philoxena

Anna-Roma

Anna-Viola

The Mozart family

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The world-famous composer was born in 1756 in Salzburg and was baptized as Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus. He later called himself Wolfgang Amadé Mozart. Amadé is the Latin version of Theophilus. Both have the meaning love of god. Today he is known as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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His Parents:

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Johann Georg Leopold Mozart. He always went by the name Leopold.

Anna Maria Walburga Mozart, neé Pertl

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His sister:

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Maria Anna Walburgis Ignatia with the nickname “Nannerl”.

She was also a talented pianist, but never became famous. Nannerl married Johann Babtist Franz von Berchtold zu Sonnenburg. They had three children.

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Leopold Alois Pantaleon

Johanna Maria Anna Elisabeth called Jeanette

Maria Barbara called Maria Babette


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His wife and children

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In 1782 he married Constanze Weber. They had 6 children together. Only two of them survived their childhood.

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Raimund Leopold

 Mozarts sons Karl and Franz Xaver

Karl Thomas

 

Johann Thomas Leopold

 

Theresia Constanzia Adelheid Friedericke Maria Anna

 

Anna Maria

 

Franz Xaver Wolfgang

´Only Karl and Franz survived. Both were musicians and both died without issues.

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Other relatives:

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Maria Anna Thekla called “Bäsle”

She was his favorite cousin.

 

 

Uncommon Bosnian Names – A

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Until now I have only written about popular Bosnian name. So I decided to make a series of posts about underused rare Bosnian names, which have a beautiful and positive meaning.

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All names and meanings are from my Bosnian name dictionary, which I have mentioned before. In the next weeks I am going to present 5 female and 5 male names from the initial letters A to Z.

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A

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Male Names

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Name

Origin Meaning Pronunciation

Adžem

Arabian Stranger, Non-Arab AH-JEM

Alemdar

Arabian-Persian Leader AH-LEM-DAR

Arslan

Arabian Leo, Hero AHR-SLAN

Avam

Arabian Good swimmer AH-VAM

Azem

Arabian Trustful friend AH-ZEM

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The R is rolled as the R in Spanish, for example carro

The Bosnian Z is pronounced like the Z in Zero.

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Female Names

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Name

Origin Meaning Pronunciation

Abasa

Arabian Leones AH-BAZ-A

Ademija

Arabian Humane AH-DE-MIA

Adla, Adila

Arabian Respectable, felicitated AHD-LA, AHD-I-LA

Altuna, Altana

Turkish Gold, Gold coin AHL-TUH-NA

Ambera

Arabian Pretty fragrance, perfume AHM-BER-A

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Photo: Taken by me


Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau and Salome Alt- A love story

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Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau became archbishop of Salzburg at the young age of 28. Shortly after his arrival in Salzburg, he fell in love with a beautiful merchant´s daughter, named Salome Alt. They wanted to marry but their appeal for an dispensation by the pontifex, which would allow the archbishop to marry legally despite his profession, was refused.  Nevertheless, they lived together for over 22 years. To keep their relationship a secret, the archbishop built the palace Mirabell, back than called Altenau. Today the palace is situated in the centre of Salzburg, but in the 17th century it was situated on the edge of the mediaeval city. The archbishop and his mistress had 16 children, of only little is known today. Only 10 children survived their infancy,  two of their sons married and further two followed their father´s profession and became clergymen.  Salome Alt was never an ordinary mistress as she was always the only woman in the bishop´s live. Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau died after political conflicts in the dungeons of his former fortress Hohensalzburg. Salome had to flee with their children to a cousin in Upper Austria. She died there at the old age of 94.

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The names of the children (all were born in the beginning of the 17 century), which are known, are:

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Hannibal

Helena

Euphemia

Maria Salome

Eusebia

Cäcilie

Anton

Wolf Dietrich

Viktor

Johann Georg Eberhard

Susanna

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Sources:
http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:Wolf-Dietrich_von_Raitenau_P1380516.JPG&filetimestamp=20071008131032
http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:Salome_Alt.jpg&filetimestamp=20060223125631

New Year Babies from Austria

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I have just found the names of the first babies, who were born in 2012 in Austria. The first newborn was the girl from the state Voralberg. She was born 4 minutes past midnight. Followed closely by the babies from Burgenland and Carinthia. The last child was born at 3.21 am and is from Lower Austria.

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Voralberg

Emelie

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Burgenland

Thomas

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Carinthia

Gabriel

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Tyrol

Roman Daniel

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Vienna

 Bastian and Anna (twins)

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Upper Austria

Noah Gabriel

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Styria

Benjamin

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Salzburg

Ronja

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Lower Austria

Juline

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Quelle: http://derstandard.at/1324501694054/Entschieden-Neujahrsbaby-2012-ist-Emelie-aus-Vorarlberg
Foto: http://steiermark.orf.at/news/stories/2515334/