Spot of the Week: Of Sisters and Silverstone

Today is Ebba’s birthday! It seems apt that earlier on this week I posed the following question to the good people of Formspring:

If I told you that my nickname for my sister is Ebba, could you hazard a guess at what her actual name is?

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that literally no one got the right answer, indeed the majority went for either Ebony, Evelyn or Elizabeth. I actually thought that Elizabeth was quite a clever guess, and I suppose that even though it seems logical to go from Heather to Ebba for me, it’s not exactly logical for others.

Wimbledon ends later on today with Federer and Murray facing it off in the mens singles final. The press here in the UK have been going nuts since Murray won his semi-final, but did you see the name of his opponent? It was Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Yesterday, Serena Williams beat the equally intriguingly named Agnieszka Radwanska in the womens singles final. I could go on about the lovely Wimbledon names, but Zeffy has already done it so wonderfully here.

Oh, and today is the British Grand Prix – woo! – so I thought I’d share with you a picture I snapped whilst I was at the circuit myself two weeks ago when it was also muddy, but clearly not to the extent as it was yesterday.

Snapped at Hangar Straight Bridge

Many fans of racing will know of Silverstone having a corner named Beckett, but how many fans of the name Beckett know of the corner? Personally, I see it as a plus. And what about the possibility of Stowe? Equally intriguing in my eyes.

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2 thoughts on “Spot of the Week: Of Sisters and Silverstone

  1. I am an Ebony and I have never been called Ebba so iEbba to Heather seems much more logical as younger children might pronounce the “Th” sound as “B” making it sound more like Heaber which would get you Ebba. I get called Eb and Ebs or Ebie (like ee-bee not logical at all) and when my brother was little I was a Emmie.


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