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?

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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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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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Princess of Sweden

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The daughter of the Crown Princess Victoria ( Ingrid Alice Desiree) of Sweden and her husband  Prince Daniel Duke of Västergötland was born yesterday. Today they announced her name

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Princess Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary of Sweden, Duchess of Östergötland

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She was named after her two grandmothers Silvia and Ewa. The princess will one day inherit the throne.

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The name Estelle is not very popular in Sweden, only 64 newborns received this name in 2011. Less than 10 girls got the names Silvia and Ewa. Only 12 babies are named Mary.  All her names are very unpopular right now, but they might gain popularity again because of the new princess. The most popular female names in Sweden are Maja, Alice, Julia, Linnéa and Wilma right now.

Picture: http://kurier.at/freizeit/leute/3910585-schwedens-kleine-prinzessin-heisst-estelle.php#zurueck