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Skylanders

My Spyro figurine

Now, I’m a huge fan of the Spyro video games, moreover, the original PS1 set of games that to this day see plenty of use. Recently I cracked, and joined the Skylanders hype. What is Skylanders? It’s the new Spyro game which integrates toys with video games – you basically take this plastic figurine of Spyro or friend, stick it on this ‘portal’ thing plugged into the console and voilà, the character is introduced into the gameplay. So far, my brother and I have found this of great use for when we’ve almost killed Spyro as we can quickly swap to another figurine with full health.

There are 30 of these figurines which are all called Skylanders, and I thought I’d shared with you some of their names:

Boomer – a troll character, of the tech elemental

Camo – a plant/dragon hybird, of the life elemental

Cynder – a once dark dragon, of the undead elemental

Dino (-Rang) – a dinosaur, of the earth elemental

Gill – a gill-man, of the water elemental

Hex – a female dark elf, of the undead elemental (hey, if people love Rex)

Terra(fin) – a shark, of the earth elemental

A couple of other names of characters which appear in the Skylanders game:

Arbo – a talking-tree-creature-thingie who guides you through some of the levels

Auric – a bear, who appears to be based off Moneybags from the original games

Cali – a cat you rescue early on in the game

Fargus – a Mabu character

Flynn – the hot-air balloon-piloting character from the earlier levels

Hugo – the assistant who guides you through the game

Mabu – the name of a race of bear-like creatures from the first level

Persephone – the fairy, who seems to be based off Zoe from the original games

Rasmes – a dragon character

Wendel – son of Fargus

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Name Spot of the Week: Eurovision

Alexander Rybak, 2009 winner, from aardling.com

The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the entertainment highlights of the year for me, although I abstain from getting too tied up with the block voting that’s more or less taken away the competition part of it. What Eurovision is still great for is the names.

A mad fiddler by the name Alexander Rybak from Norway won it in 2009, and ever since I’ve had a name crush on Rybak, and let’s not forget the genius, and mostly gibberish lyrics that was Ukraine’s entry two years before, from Verka Seduchka – and for those who do click and watch his entry, he came 2nd. It’s that kind of competition.

But onto Eurovision 2011, which came with some interesting names, both in the semis and final:

Alexey (Russia) – Known as Alex Sparrow in the International Market.

Amaury (France)

Aske ‘A Friend in London’ (Denmark)

Aurela (Albania)

Axel ‘Paradise Oskar’ (Finland)

Christos (Cyprus)

Dino (Bosnia&Herzegovina)

Verka Seduchka, 2nd Place in 2007, from culch.ie

Duncan ‘Blue’ (United Kingdom)

Edward ‘Jedward’ (Ireland)

Eldar ‘Ell and Nikki’ (Azerbaijan)

Eric Khaled (Sweden)

Esben ‘A Friend in London’ (Denmark)

Getter (Estonia)

Glen (Malta)

Katalin ‘Kati’ (Hungary)

John ‘Jedward’ (Ireland)

Lena (Germany)

Loukas (Greece)

Nina, representing Serbia, from zimbio.com

Magdalena (Poland)

Maja (Slovenia)

Mihai ‘Zdob shi Zdub’ (Moldova)

Mika (Ukraine)

Nigar ‘Ell and Nikki’ (Azerbaijan)

Danica ‘Nina’ (Serbia)

Raffaele ‘Raphael’ (Italy)

Roman ‘Zdob shi Zdub’ (Moldova)

Sebastian ‘A Friend in London’ (Denmark)

Simon ‘Blue’ (United Kingdom)

Jedward, representing Ireland, from eurovisionmania.net

Sophio ‘Eldrine’ (Georgia)

Stella (Norway)

Valeriu ‘Zdob shi Zdub’ (Moldova)

Yuksek (Turkey)

As for elsewhere, I discovered this week that an aquantaince of mine, called Mollie, has two sisters: Maisie and Maude.

My sister Sophie, known to most as Dopey, announced this week that she wants to be called Jaguar, I take comfort from the fact she didn’t say Audi or Renault. She’s also recently aquired the new Jacqueline Wilson book, Lily Alone, which features siblings Lily, Bliss, Baxter and Pixie.

The last note-worthy name spot of the week comes in the form of a champion Irish surfer: Easkey Britton. Her younger sister is called Becky-Finn.

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