My Sims sibset: Margo Hermione and Willoughby Asa

Fortress Hohensalburg in  Winter

Fortress Hohensalzburg in Winter

Mother:

Margo Hermione

Children:

Elliot Spektor

Hermione June

Moa Apollonia

Amelia Ivy

Rupert Harry

Elliot Spektor´s middle name is after the American singer Regina Spektor.  Moa was named after the Swedish writer Moa Martinson. I read a book written by the author and found the name quite interesting. Moa is actually quite popular in Sweden, it ranked #23 in 2011. Amelia´s namesake is Amy Pond from Doctor Who.

Parents:

Willoughby Asa and Rosemary

Children:

Eliza Franny

Wentworth Joe

Augusta Lucy

Rosalinde

I wanted a Jane Austen themed sibset, but in the end it didn´t quite work out. However, I think that the names do go well together.

What is you favourite name out of these sibsets?

Hyphenated Names- Mia and Max

Children playing
Today´s post is about hyphenated names taken from the Austrian name statistics. This post will be about the names Mia and Max, which are very popular in German-speaking countries. Mia is currently the 17th most popular first name in Austria and the number one in Germany. Max, which is often seen as an abbreviation of Maximilian, is quite often used on it´s one. It is currently number 51 in Austria and number 17 in Germany. Although, Mia is so popular most people combine it with the two most common second names Sophie and Marie. Therefore, I have put together a selection of more uncommon and unusual names, which were hyphenated with Mia and Max in the past.

Mia

Mia-Alice

Mia-Elisa

Mia-Josephine

Mia-Lou

Mia-Louisa

Mia-Lucia

Mia-Magdalena

Mia-Mavie

Mia-Miranda

Mia-Noelle

Mia-Pascale

Mia-Pauline

Mia-Rika

Mia-Valentina

Max

Max-Albert

Max-Benedikt

Max-Ferdinand

Max-Florian

Max-Julius

Max-Leopold

Max-Magnus

Max-Maria

Max-Ulrich

Max-Xaver

Other post about hyphenated names:
Hyphenated Names -Anna
Hyphenated Names- Lea and Lena
Leonie in Austria

My Sims sibsets: Sojourner May

Winter in Salzburg

Winter in Salzburg

I am currently playing Sims 3, but I started with the first version. The main reason I love playing this game, is the possibility to name generations of families. In my Sims world, the definition of a “normal” name is reversed. Therefore, you may encounter multiple Sims called Hugo and Ottilie , but there is only one Sarah (the name was an accident). Furthermore, I often choose names that have a connection to something I hear or read of. Many Sims “born” last summer , for example,  have names influenced by the Olympic Games in London.

The following sims were the children of the first person I created in Sims 3.

Mother:

Sojourner May

Children:

Austen Winter (b)

Willoughby Asa

Evangeline

Helena Wren

Margo Hermione

Rory Pilgrim

Ottilie Maeve

Pandora Alice

Harper Bronte (g)

Sojourner May was the first person I created in Sims 3. She was named after Sojourner Truth, the famous American women´s rights activist. Austen´s namesake was the English novelist Jane Austen. The other sims just received names I liked. You may wonder why Harper Bronte is the only girl with a unisex name. I felt that Harper Bronte would complement the sibset and hoped that a boy would be born. However, I only got girls and I didn´t want to waste the name, so the last girl received it.

Uncommon Bosnian Names -E

Bosnische Bauerntracht

Bosnian national costume


Male Names

Name Origin Meaning Pronunciation
Elhan Arabian person who talks, read and sings best EL-HAHN
Eljese Hebrew name of a prophet EL-YEH-ZEH
Eman Arabian a person who is reliable and credible EH-MAHN
Emdžed Arabian the most celebrated, noble EM-JED
Ezan Arabian call to prayer EH-ZAN

Female Names

 

Name Origin Meaning Pronunciation
Eleza Arabian the most beautiful and sweet EH-LEZ-A
Elfija Arabian a good friend EL-FEE-A
Elifa Arabian beautiful, nice, well-known ELIF-A
Elmaza Arabian diamond, precious stone EL-MAH-ZA
Emuna Arabian strong, persistent EH-MUH-NA

Eurovision Song Contest: Albania-Iceland

Eurovision Song Contest Baku 2012

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The Eurovision Song Contest is the biggest song contest in Europe and Asia, more than 100 Million people watch it live every year.  This year 42 countries are participating. It will take place in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan because the winning country is always the host of the next contest. The big final is going to be on the 26th May.

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As I watch this show since I can remember, I also love looking on all the names from the different countries.

So here are the names from the 2012 contest. First column shows the country, the second, the name of the band or a singer with a stage name, in the third column you can find the real names of all artists.

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Country Singer/Band Real name(s)
Albania

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Rona Nishliu
Austria´ “Trachshittaz” Lukas PlöchlManuel Hoffelner

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Azerbaijan

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Sabina Babayeva
Belarus´ “Lightsound” Dmitry Karyakin

Vladimir Karyakin

Jacopo Massa

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Belgium

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“Iris” Laura van den Bruel
Bosnia and Hercegovina

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“MayaSar” Maja Sarihodžić
Bulgaria

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Sofie Marinova
Croatia

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Nina Badrić
Cyprus

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  Ivi Adamou
Denmark

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“Soluna Samay” Soluna Samay Kettel
Estonia

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Ott Lepland
Finland

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Pernilla Karlsson
France

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“Anggun” Anggun Cipta Sasmi*
Georgia

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Anri Jokhadze
Greece

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Eleftheria “Elle” Eleftheriou
Germany

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Roman Lob
Hungary´ “Compact Disco” Behnam LotfiGábor Pál

Attila Sándor

Csaba Walkó

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Iceland´ “Gréta Salóme & Jónsi” Gréta Salóme StefánsdóttirJón Jósep Snæbjörnsson

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This is the first part of my posts about the Eurovision Song Contest, the next will be about the name of the artists of the countries Ireland- UK.

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*The singer Anggun was born in Indonesia, but grew up in France


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

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/

Most popular Bosnian namens in Austria (Girls)

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The topic today are firstnames , that bosnian-muslim parents choose for their children, which were born in Austria. Maybe I have to explain this to my English readers. Many Bosnian families fleed to Austria, because of the war in Yugoslavia from 1992-1995. A majority stayed and settled here after the war  . Today people with Ex-Yugoslavian origen are the biggest immigrant group in Austria.

As I couldn`t find any data about this topic, I started my own research. In that purpose I analysed the firstnames of 321 children with bosnian-muslim lastnames. These babies were born over a period of the last 2 -3 years (middle 2008 to end 2011). My resource was the website babyweb.at, where Austrian hospitals post the pictures and names of their newborns.

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Now the Top 5 female Bosnian Names in Austria:

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Most popular female Bosnian names in Austria

Place in Bosnia (2010) Place in Austria (2010)
1 Place Sara   (22) 4 2
2 Place Han(n)a   (10) 9 4
3 Place Nejla   (8) 10 349
4 Place Amina / Melis(s)a (a 6) 1 / 45 75 / 125
4 Place Ajla   / Ena / Lejla/ Selma (a 5) 4   / 15 /7 / 36 141   / 286 / 145 / 239

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All in all there were 152 girls with 70 diffrent names. Sara is on the first place with more than 22 mentions, thats a rate of 15%.

The third colum shows the place, that the name has in the Bosnian firstname statistic and the fourth colum shows the Austrian statistic.

Next time I will write about the Top 5 for boys.

Hello world!

This is my first blog and it is all about names. I am a name nerd from the beginning. As soon as I could I write , I made lists of names for future pets. Nowadays I read books about this topic and collect them, but I am also a frequent reader of English and American name blogs. I couldn´t find any in German, so I thought I just start my own. As I grow up with two diffrent cultural backrounds (Austrian and Bosnia-Hercegovica), I wanted to express this also in this blog. I am going to write about names from all over the world but mostly I will deal with “German” and Bosnian-Muslim names.

My next post will be about a research I have made on bosnian names in Austria