The most creative and daft first names given in Flanders to babies born in 2013
("Alles" is Dutch for "Everything")
7. Sourir D'Ange
(= smile of an angel)
("Dauw" is Dutch for "Dew")
9. Pippa Bluebell
10. Sierra Nevenova
---> Can you imagine? Hi, my name is Duoduo and this is my daughter Everything.
1. Abraham Lincoln
2. Diamond Newman
3. Genius Anthony Kofi
(that goes back to the name "Paul", when little, boys named Paul are sometimes called Polleken. The dialect word for "hand" is Polleke so if you would say to your child before crossing a street "give me a hand, Polleken", you could translate that into "geef me een polleke, Polleken"
("Wilg" is Dutch for "Willow")
10. Tamme Jonathan
("Tam" is Dutch for "Tame", thus, Tame Jonathan)
---> Not much better for the boys, is it? Say "Hi, my name is Abraham Lincoln and this is my son Tame Jonathan." and the next thing you know, people will be booking a padded cell for you.
Can you imagine the questions at customs when they check your passport and see the name 'Abraham Lincoln Peeters' for example? "Were your parents eating the wrong sort of mushroom when they were naming you?"
Some people are just plain