I finally caught up on Black Mirror this week, which was a three-episode drama for the iPhone generation (Black Mirror refers to screen of one’s techo-gadgets) and was surprised to see that the second episode featured a main character called Bingham nn Bing.
To connect the dots, that particular episode was written by Charlie Brooker and wife Konnie Huq (albeit, Charlie Brooker wrote all three episodes, but this was the only one they co-wrote). Do their names sound familiar? They were the Brit celeb-parents who welcomed a baby boy named Covey earlier on this year in March 2012.
There were plenty more fascinating names from the series, for example, the first episode featured a high-profile member of the royal family bearing a name I’ve yet to see tipped for use by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – Princess Susannah.
The M4 motorway was re-opened this week after being closed due to pre-Olympics repair work – but it’s the A4 which I want to talk about. It runs mostly alongside the M4 and has the unique position of linking two cities in England which have both seen increased interest as baby names – London and Bristol. It’s like
Oh, and here’s a cheeky little extra name for this week. Remember how I’m working at the Olympic Stadium this summer? Well, when I went for my Role Specific Training last month one of the training videos involved a comedian by the name of Chris Addison. I wouldn’t have made much of it, until someone mentioned they’d considered the name Addison for a boy because of the comedian.
And for the picture this week, I present to ye this little nugget:
Eat is one of my many vices – it’s a lunch-esque eatery which seems to occupy most streets in London these days. Since I’ve already been to London on no less than 5 or 6 trips this year (and that number will have easily doubled by mid-September), I’ve more than had my fix of toasted paninis to last the rest of the year. Anyone going to the Olympics? Fun news! There’s an outlet at Stratford City – the massive shopping centre that sits between the Stratford rail and tube station and the Olympic Park (just opposite Starbucks!).
Anyone who follows the nameberry blog (don’t we all?) will have seen Friday’s post declaring Niall as a hot name of 2012. This Niall is almost certainly older than 30, and to be honest, the name isn’t that uncommon in Ireland. It was still nice to see the name, however.