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The Child of Géraldine of Albania

Queen Géraldine of Albania was born Countess Géraldine Margit Virginia Olga Mária Apponyi de Nagy-Appony to Count Gyula Apponyi de Nagy-Apponyand Gladys Virginia Stewart, an American woman from Virginia.She married King Zog I of Albania, who was born Ahmet Muhtar Zogolli. They had one child:
Leka, "Leka, Crown Prince of Albania"; at birth he was called Prince Skander

Olympic Names 2018: Part One

Maé-Bérénice Méité

I love watching the Olypmics, and one of the major reasons is to see all the wonderful names. I've done quite a few posts on them before (click here to view them!), so I knew I had to do some more this year!
Here are a few of the names I found most interesting.


Akuoma Omeoga (Nigerian)

Blayre Turnbull (Canadian)
Breanna "Breezy" Johnson (American)
Brita Sigourney (American)

Cendrine Browne (Canadian)
Cornelia Hütter (Austrian)

Desislava Stoyanova (Bulgarian)
Dorothea Wierer (Italian)
Dunja Zdouc (Austrian)

Ebba Andersson (Swedish)
Emőke Szőcs (Hungarian)
Esmee Visser (Dutch)
Estelle Alphand (Swedish)
Ewa Kuls-Kusyk (Polish)

Fanuza Kadirova (Russian)
Federica Brignone (Italian)
Freydís-Halla Einarsdóttir (Icelandic)
Frida Hansdotter (Swedish)

Gaia Vuerich (Italian)
Galina Arsenkina (Russian)
Gigi Marvin (American)

Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (Norwegian)

Keaton McCargo (American)
Kerttu Niskanen (Finnish)
Kikkan Randall (American - her name was a compromise between her parents: her father wanted to name her Kikki after Kikki Cutter, and her mother wanted to call her Meghan)
Kailani Craine (Australian)

Laurence St. Germain (Canadian)
Laurien van der Graaff (Swiss)
Lee Yu-bin (South Korean)

Maame Biney (American)
Maé-Bérénice Méité (French)
Mialitiana Clerc (Malagasy)
Minatsu Murase (Swedish)
Mirabelle Thovex (French)
Miyabi Onitsuka (Japanese)

Pernilla Winberg (Swedish)
Perrine Laffont (French)

Queralt Castellet (Spanish)

Rosalind Groenewoud (Canadian)

Saskia Alusalu (Estonian)
Shim Suk-hee (South Korean)
Simone Wild (Swiss)
Sylwia Jaśkowiec (Polish)
Synnøve Solemdal (Norwegian)

Takako Oguchi (Japanese)

Vedrana Malec (Croatian)

Comments

  1. You might like to add Australian ice skater, Kailani Craine. Apparently the name "Kailani" is Hawaiian and means "Sea and Sky".

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  2. Thanks for the comment Anonymous - I'll add her to the list!

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