babies named 'Olympic Games' "More than 4,000 children in China have been given the name
Aoyun, meaning Olympic Games, in the
past 15 years...
It is not uncommon for Chinese children to be given names of common
events and popular slogans
- such as Defend China, Build the Nation and
babies have also been given names such as Hope
for Sichuan, to show solidarity with earthquake victims." (BBC)
Behind the Name- the etymology and history of surnames (surnames.behindthename.com)
of city nicknames "This partial list of city nicknames compiles the aliases, sobriquets
and slogans that cities are sometimes known by,
officially and unofficially, to locals, outsiders or their tourism boards."
Carte des USA :retrouver
les différents Etatsde 3 manières différentes,
avec "puzzle, clues or labels" - utilisable à différents niveaux.
On peut entendre la prononciation de
chaque Etat. (iknowthat.com)
20 Archetypes for People Based on Names
"Various expressions have arisen, sometimes from folkloric or historical origins, to describe types of people by assigning them with personal names.
Here are twenty such appellations and their definitions and (sometimes only probable) origins." For example:
"Average Joe: the average man from a demographic viewpoint; from the ubiquity of the name Joe" (dailywritingtips.com)
In pictures: Top ten tech-related baby names
"After parents name their child hashtag in honour of social network Twitter, Jennifer O'Mahony picks ten of the best tech-related names from your virtual life for your real baby." (telegraph.co.uk)
The Many Uses of John
"Although male names like Aiden, Jayden, and Santiago lead in popularity among various ethnic and social groups in the U.S.,
the name John comes only after James as the most popular in the total population according to 1990 census figures.
The long-standing popularity of John has spawned numerous expressions in English, not all of them likely to please bearers of the name."
Names : Formal name - Diminutive (elc.polyu.edu.hk)
- an explanation, examples, how to use these names, and a practice
exercise to print
) : Say It Again! (PDF) - (educationworld.com) "Increase your vocabulary by deciphering the following references
to wellknown fairy tales and nursery rhymes."
ex : "Lovely Somnambulist Wakened by Royal Caress" = ... ???
Lesson plans :
The Most Unfortunate Names in Britain - a lesson plan
"The bizarre, unlucky names include Barb Dwyer, Hazel Nutt, Jo King, Justin Case, Barry Cade and Mary Christmas." WARM-UPS : NAMES / NAMES FOR LIFE / GOOD NAMES (breakingnewsenglish.com)
Wanna Live Forever? Become A Noun
"Joseph Guillotin, Henry Shrapnel and Jules Leotard became immortal -- by entering the English language.
But when your entire life is reduced to a single definition, the results are sometimes upsetting..."
Songs(ericssonglists.blogspot.fr) : - UPDATED
> Songs about Countries, Continents, Provinces and Regions
> Songs about U.S. States or Regions
> Songs about Cities and Places
> Songs about Streets or Roads
> Songs about Natural Features, Islands and Points of Interest
> Other Musical Geographical References
No. 5 by Bega Lou :
"I like Angela, Pamela, Sandra and Rita...
a little bit of Monica in my life
a little bit of Erica by my side
a little bit of Rita is all I need
a little bit of Tina is what I see
a little bit of Sandra in the sun
a little bit of Mary all night long
a little bit of Jessica here I am"