Posts Tagged With: Ulysses

Sibset of the Week: The Evanses

Summer 2012 billboard, from campaignlive.co.uk

If you’ve no idea who the Go Compare man is, I envy you. He’s been the bane of many-a-Brit’s life since he appeared in the first advert for Go Compare in 2009. Apparently the annoying tenor is named Gio Compario, as a play on the name of the character. The most recent advert was no doubt enjoyed by many as it involved former Brit tennis sensation Sue Barker firing a missile at Mr. Compario. The billboard adverts looks like that above, seemingly vandalised by your local spray-painting yob but more likely to have been vandalised by the company itself as part of the campaign.

Gio Compario’s real name is the very Welsh Wynne Evans, and he has a wife called Tanwen with whom he has two children with lovely names:

Ismay

Taliesin

For those interested, the name Ismay is an old variation of Esme, whereas Taliesin is a classic Welsh name that means shining bow.

Another equally interesting name in the family is that of Tanwen’s sister, who is called Eos. The name Eos was worn by the Greek goddess of dawn. Eos Chater is a member of a string quartet, and her fellows bandmates are called Elspeth, Tania and Gay-Yee. Things get even more interesting because Gay-Yee Westerhoff had a son called Ulysses back in January 2012.

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Decade Snapshot 1930s/A-Z

Fry's Dainties, from pzrservices.typepad.com

Following on from our 1920s name list, here are the top names for each letter in the US Top 1000 of 1930.

A – Arthur and Alice

B – Billy and Betty

C – Charles and Catherine

D – Donald and Dorothy

E – Edward and Elizabeth

F – Frank and Frances

G – George and Gloria

H – Harold and Helen

I – Ira and Irene

J – James and Joan

K – Kenneth and Kathleen

L – Louis and Lois

M – Marvin and Mary

N – Norman and Nancy

O – Oscar and Opal

P – Paul and Patricia

Q – Quentin and Queen

R – Robert and Ruth

S – Stanley and Shirley

T – Thomas and Thelma

U – Ulysses. No female.

V – Vernon and Virginia

W – William and Wanda

X – none.

Y – Yvonne. No male.

Z – Zane and Zelma

 

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Decade Snapshot 1920s/A-Z

Occasionally, I find a need to peruse some data. Here is the product of just that. I looked at the Top 1000 for the USA from 1920 and created this list. Out of the Top 1000 names on the 1920 name list, this is a list of the name that appears first with each beginning letter.

A – Arthur and Anna

B – Bernard and Betty

C – Charles and Catherine

D – Donald and Dorothy

E – Edward and Elizabeth

F – Frank and Frances

G – George and Gladys

H – Harold and Helen

I – Irving and Irene

J – John and Josephine

K – Kenneth and Katherine

L – Louis and Lillian

M – Michael and Mary

N – Norman and Norma

O – Oscar and Opal

P – Paul and Pauline

Q – Quentin and Queen

R – Robert and Ruth

S – Stanley and Sarah

T – Thomas and Thelma

U – Ulysses and Una

V – Vernon and Virginia

W – William and Willie

X – N/A

Y – Yoshio and Yvonne

Z – Zach and Zelma

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