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Sibset of the Week: Coldplay

Snapped by me at the closing ceremony, during the song ‘Yellow’

I’m slightly upset that my time as a GamesMaker has come to an end, but I suspect some of you may be secretly glad because I now have time to devote to blogging once more.

Last night was the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games, and by a stroke of insane luck I managed to get deployed to the seating area above the two giant plasmas in the north stand. You see, for deployment yesterday we simply picked out of a hat to ensure everyone had an equal chance of getting a shift inside the stadium. One of my friends sadly got ticketing and since they were being pretty strict about loitering last night, she saw 10 minutes at the most of the action, whilst I got to stand in the stadium watching.

The main act of the closing ceremony was Coldplay, who played pretty much all of their big hits.

Coldplay is a four-piece band, and all four members have children.

Let’s start with Mr. Drummer, Will Champion. He is married to a lady named Marianne and they have three children, including fraternal twins:

Ava

Juno

Rex

Then we have Mr. Bassist, Guy Berryman. He only has one child, a daughter, with former wife Joanna:

Nico

Next we have Mr. Guitarist, Jonny Buckland. He has a son and a daughter with wife Chloe:

Violet

Jonah

Finally, need I mention the children of Mr. Lead Singer etc. ? Chris Martin is famously married to Gwyneth Paltrow, and the names of their children are particularly well known:

Apple Blythe Alison

Moses Bruce Anthony

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Kings&Queens

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

The Queen is in Nottingham!

Eek! Naturally I have to make the most of this glorious occasion, and it seems the best course of action is to talk about names to do with the monarchy, whilst I’m busy off waving a little flag in the Market Square.

Moreover, this is a list of names which means either King, Queen, Prince or Princess.

Names that mean King/Ruler

Abimelech, my father is King (Biblical)

Alaric, ruler of all (Ancient Germanic)

Artaxerxes, righteous ruler (Ancient Persian)

Basil, king (English)

Berthold, bright ruler (German)

Cadeyrn, battle king (Ancient Celtic)

Cem, ruler (Turkish)

Conrí, wolf king (Irish)

Donald, ruler of the World (English, Scottish)

Edric, blessed ruler (English)

Emyr, king (Welsh)

Eric, ever ruler (English)

Flaithrí, king of princes (Irish)

Frederick, peaceful ruler (English)

Henry, home ruler (English)

Leroy, the king (English)

Malik, king (Arabic)

Melech, king (Hebrew)

Régis, ruler (French)

Rex, king (English)

Reyes, kings (Spanish)

Rhodri, king (Welsh)

Ríoghnán, king (Irish)

Roald, famed ruler (Norwegian)

Rórdán, little poet king (Irish)

Ruaidhrí/Rory, red king (Irish)

Theodoric, ruler of the people (Ancient Germanic)

Tudor, ruler of the people (Welsh)

Names that mean Prince

Amir, prince (Arabic)

Armel, bear prince (French)

Balder, prince (Old Norse)

Brendan, prince (Irish, English)

Brennus, prince/raven/king (Ancient Celtic)

Cadfael, battle prince (Welsh)

Fitzroy, son of the king (English)

Gruffudd, prince/lord (Welsh)

Idris, ardent prince (Welsh)

Maël, prince (Breton)

Mirza, prince (Persian)

Names that mean Queen

Indrani, queen of Indra (Sanskrit)

Malika, queen (Arabic)

Malka/Milka, queen (Hebrew)

Morrigan, great queen (Irish)

Rajni, queen (Sanskrit)

Rani, queen (Sanskrit)

Ratu, queen (Indonesian)

Regina, queen (English)

Reina, queen (Spanish)

Rhiannon, great queen (Welsh, English)

Ríoghnach, queen (Irish)

Taguhi, queen (Armenian)

Names that mean Princess

Adaeze, king’s daughter (Igbo)

Botum, princess (Khmer)

Gormlaith, illustrious princess (Irish, Scottish)

Kaur, princess (Punjabi)

Órfhlaith/Orlagh/Orlaith/Orla, golden princess (Irish)

Putri, princess (Indonesian)

Rajkumari, princess (Sanskrit)

Sarah, princess (English)

Talulla, princess (Irish)

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Name Spot of the Week: La Haine

Scene from La Haine, from blogger.com

I’ve been watching a few french films of late, and there was one which really caught my attention. Yesterday I watched a film called La Haine, which is about life in the banlieu – basically the French equivalents of housing estates. In came out in the late 90s, several years before there were quite violent riots in France in 2005 – sparked by the accidental deaths of two teenagers whilst being chased by the police.

A few names from the film which stood out for me were:

Astérix (nickname)

Cassel (surname of one of the actors)

Choukri (actor)

Hubert – The t is silent when the French say this name, and for me that really makes me reconsider the name.

Mathieu (director)

Magimel (surname of one of the actors)

Médard

Rywka  (actress)

Saïd

Vincent ‘Vinz’

Other names vaguely related to the film are:

Cécile – Half sister of Vincent Cassel. He played one of the main characters.

Chanteloupe – The majority of the filming took place in an area called Chanteloupe-les-Vignes.

Deva and Léonie – The name of Vincent Cassel’s daughters. He played one of the main characters.

Makome – His death helped inspire the film.

Elsewhere, the frontman for Spandau Ballet, Gary Kemp, recently welcomed his fourth son: Rex Albert. He joins brothers Finlay Munro, Milo Wolf and Kit Frank.

 

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