New Year Babies 2013

Happy New Year

David from Innsbruck was the first Austrian baby who was born in 2013 , just 5 minutes after midnight. He is the first child of Sylvia and Thomas. David was followed by Dominik from Lower Austria, who was born 9 minutes past midnight. The first girl arrived at O:14 and is named Amelie Johanna. In the following part I have listed the New Year Babies from all Austrian states.

The Tyrol

David

Lower Austria

Dominik

Salzburg

Amelie Johanna

Upper Austria

Karolina

Carinthia

Marcel

Styria

Illhan*

Estora Selina**

Vienna

Ronela

Burgenland

Erik

Voralberg

Bastian Emanuel

* Little Illhan is of Syrian-Persian origin

** Estora is the first girl born in Styria, she was closely followed by a boy called Leon

Source: http://oesterreich.orf.at/stories/2565294/01.01.2013

Photo: http://www.wallpaperswala.com/happy-new-year/ 01.01.2013

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Name Sightings 2012 (Family and Friends)

Little Enis reading Jane Austen

Little Enis reading Jane Austen

2012 was quite an interesting year for me as many family members and friends became parents. All of these children ,except of Alex Kevin and Florian, have at least one Bosnian parent. I am looking forward to the next years as a majority of them are first-time parents and will likely have some more children in the near future. And maybe you are wondering why almost no one has a middle name. The reason is that it is very uncommon to give children more than one name in Bosnia; although, I think it is a waste of  a good naming opportunity. Also added here are some names of children born in 2011 as I never mentioned them in my blog before.

Born in 2012

Ajdin (half-brother Adin and father named Adil)

Alex Kevin

Anida

Denni

Enida

Enis ( with sister Anesa)

Florian

Hava

Lina

Meliha

Mensur

Nikolina (with grown up half-sister Albina)

Sara

Semin

Born in 2011

Adin

Ajla (born on my birthday)

Amel (boy)

Melina

Tamina

Reyhana

Most popular Austrian names 2011 (Top 30)

The Statistik Austria released the official name statistics last month , but it took me some time to read trough it and analyse the changes. The official statics combines names with different spelling, but same pronunciation, like Hannah and Hanna.

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Top 30 Austrian Baby names 2011

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Top 10:

Boys:

  •  New: Julian (8) and Sebastian (9)
  • Out:  Simon (14) and Florian (17)
  • Greatest rise: Julian (+4)

Girls

  • New: Emma (9)
  • Out : Lea (14)
  • Greatest rise: Emma (+4)

Top 20:

Boys:

  • New: Matthias (20)
  • Out: Daniel (23)
  • Greatest rise: Leon (+5) and Raphael (+4)
  • Greatest loss: Simon (-7) and Florian (-7)

Girls:

  • New: Emilia (20)
  • Out: Victoria (23)
  • Greatest rise: Emilia (+7) and Valentina (+6)
  • Greatest loss: Lea (-5)

Top 30

Boys:

  • New: Leo (30)
  • Out: Gabriel (32)
  • Greatest rise: Leo (+12)

Girls:

  • New: Lina (29) and Helena (30)
  • Out: Selina (35) and Marlene (36)
  • Greatest rise: Lina (+7) and Helena (+8)
  • Greatest loss: Emily (-6) and Victoria (-5)

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Source: Statistik Austria

Most popular Bosnian names 2011

Bosnia-Hercegovina map

I am sorry for not writing so long, but I was quite busy with end term tests and a new summer job. The most popular Bosnian names of 2011 were released some weeks ago and here they are:

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Most popular female names

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Position Name
1 Amina
2 Lamija
3 Emina
4 Lejla
5 Sara
6 Hana
7 Ajna
8 Adna
9 Ajla
10 Nejla

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Most popular male names

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Position Name
1 Tarik
2 Amar
3 Ajdin
4 Adin
5 Ahmed
6 Harun
7 Vedad
8 Kenan
9 Faris
10 Hamza

Most popular Bosnian names Top 50 and Top 99 also available

Pronunciation explanations: The ´j´ is pronounced like a ´y´, so Lejla is like Leyla and Ajna is Ayna.

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What do you think? Could these names be used by non- Bosnian parents?

 

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Source :www.fzs.ba

Eurovision Song Contest: Ireland-UK

Burankovskiye Babuski for Russia via Wikipedia

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The second part of my Eurovision Song Contest review.

Country Singer/Band Real Names
Ireland “Jedward” John and Edward Grimes
Israel “Izabo”
Ran Shem-Tov
Shiri Hadar
Jonathan Levi
Nir Mantzur
Italy “Nina Zilli” Maria Chiara Fraschetta
Latvia “Anmary” Linda Amantova
Lithuania “Donny Montell” Donatas Montvydas
Macedonia Kaliopi Bukle
Malta Kurt Calleja
Moldova Pasha Parfeny
Montenegro “Rambo Amadeus” Antonije Pušić
Netherlands “Joan Franka” Ayten Kalan*
Norway “Tooji” Touraj Keshtkar*
Portugal Filipa Sousa
Romania “Mandiga” Elena Gheorghe
Russia “Buranovskiye Babushki”
Granya Baysarova
Alevtina Begisheva
Zoya Dorodova
Galina Koneva
Natalya Pugachyova
Valentina Pyatchenko
Yekaterina Shklyaeva
San Marino Valentina Monetta
Serbia Željko Joksimović
Slovakia “Max Jason Mai“ Miroslav Šmajda
Slovenia Eva Bato
Spain “Pastora Soler” Pilar Sánchez Luque
Sweden “Loreen” Lorine Zineb Noka Talhaoui*
Switzerland “Sinplus” Ivan and Gabriel Broggini
Turkey Can Bonomo
Ukraine “Gaitana” Gaita-Lurdes Essami
United Kingdom “Engelbert Huperdinck” Arnold George Dorsey

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*Netherlands: Ayten Kalan is of Turkish descent

*Norway: Touraj Keshtkar was born in Iran

*Sweden: Lorine Zineb Noka Talhaoui is of  Moroccan descent

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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 – Lea(h) and Lena

two girls playing

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Today I want to present you some more hyphenated names from the Austrian name statistics. All this names were given to girls between 1984 and 2010. I chose the more unconventional and unique one´s. Most of the following names were only given to one person. The most popular combinations with Lea were Lea-Sophie (137 times) and Lea-Marie (79 times), Lena was often linked with Marie (163 times) and also with Lea (100 times).

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Lea(h)

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Lea-Alexandria

Lea-Arwen

Lea-Carlotta

Lea-Cúline

Lea-Felicitas

Lea-Fee

Lea-Fiona

Lea-Latife

Lea-Marit

Lea-Mavie

Lea-Noora

Lea-Theresia

Lea-Verona

Leah-Anastasia

Leah-Elise

Leah-Ophelia

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Lena

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Lena-Adriana

Lena-Fiora

Lena-Mathilde

Lena-Mattea

Lena-Paulina

Lena-Valentina

Latin Names Part II

Dido and Aeneas by Pierre-Narcisse Guerin

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Here are some more names, which I have found in my Latin text book.

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Female Citizen

Acte

Aethra

Camilla

Cassandra

Cynthia

Domitilla

Eurydica

Helena

Iulia

Paulina

Proserpina

Sabina Poppaea

Safrania

Sibylla

Magdalia

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Gods and mythological figures

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Male

Achilles

Aeneas

Aesculapius

Anchises

Apollo

Cerberus

Ceres

Dis

Hannibal

Hercules

Iulus

Iuppiter

Liber

Mars

Mercurius

Neptunus

Numitor

Orpheus

Pelops

Remus

Romulus

Tellus

Ulixes

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Female

Dido

Flora

Iuno

Minerva

Venus

Vesta

The Baggett family

Bugget family  in 1925

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I came across this lovely family by accident some days ago. The Baggett family is not famous, but they chose very interesting names for their offspring, which also feel very up-to-date. The family photo above is from 1925, so most of the children are born in the beginning of the 20th century

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The parents are named Edward and Mary

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The children (eldest to youngest):

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Agnes

Elsa

Harley

Lola (twin)

Neva (twin)

Cleo

Edith

Dorothy (called Dot)

Wilma (called Billie)

Roland (called Hank)

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Most of these names feel very “modern” today, but they were also quite popular back in 1900.

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Agnes occupied the 41 position in the US-American statistics back then. Today Agnes is also represented, but mostly in Northern European states. In Norway it ranked on #98 and in Sweden it is even on #15.

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Elsa is a diminutive of Elisabeth and was on #335 in 1900. Today Elsa is gaining much popularity. In France it ranked #70 and in Sweden even #7 in 2010.

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Harley was on #224 back in 1900. Today it feels fresh again. In England and Wales it is currently at #57. In the USA more girls than boys receive this name nowadays.

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Lola ranked #114 in 1900. Nowadays Lola is one of the hottest names around the world. In Australia it ranked #96, in Great Brittan #33, in Belgium #35 and in France it’s on the 10th position of the most common female names in 2010.

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Neva, which is a short form of Geneva was quite popular back then, it ranked #260. Neva is nowhere popular today. But it might be a great alternative for parents, who like unusual names, which are very simple and have historical roots.

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Cleo, a variation of Clio or a diminutive of Cleopatra, ranked #226 for girls and #393 for boys in 1900. Today Cleo is on the 323th position in France. Even if the name doesn´t show up in the statistics of the USA today, it seem very fresh due to its similarity to over-popular Chloe.

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Edith ranked on #36 in 1900. Today it is getting more and more attention, it is on #819 in the USA and #60 in Sweden.

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Dorothy was the most popular name of the sibset. It was on the 27 position and stayed popular for decades. Dorothy even was on the second place for several years. Today it doesn´t rank anywhere, but it might have a comeback in some years.

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Wilma, which is a diminutive of German Wilhelmina, was on #187 in 1900, it reached its peak in the late 1920s on # 62 in the USA. In 2010 it was #5 in Sweden and even Number 1 in 2007.

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Roland is used quite often in the last hundred years. On #156 in 1900 and currently it´s on #769 in the USA.

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