Monday, March 24, 2008

Baby Names

The following mythology in the news story came from the BBC News:

Mythology inspires six baby names

A Welsh couple have taken a mythological approach to naming their five children by taking inspiration from Greek, Roman and Egyptian heroes. Elaine Romaeo, 35, and her husband Tony, 51, wanted to give their brood more exciting names than their own.

The eldest is Romeo Casanova Valentino, 12, next is Venus Valentine, 11, then Angel Aphrodite, 10, Isis Ise, 3, and Achilles Spartacus Mars, 2. The couple are calling their next boy Caesar Augustus Constantine.

Mrs Romaeo said: "There's enough boring normality in the world so we decided to draw inspiration from Roman, Greek and Egyptian history to name our children. The look on the registrar's face is always a picture when we tell them the names we've chosen.

"Instead of getting an A-Z of baby names I bought some history books and found some of the most famous names ever.

"At first we chose a love theme with Romeo and Venus Valentine but now we have widened it a bit."
"That's got to be better than names like Jack, Oliver and Daniel which are okay, but a bit too popular for us."

"But every time I get pregnant my family ask: "What are you going to call this one?"
"The only downside is that we can't get pencils or mugs with their names on but we can live with that."

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