Thursday, October 05, 2006

Top baby names runner up of 2005

Close but no cigar !

Still, let’s give them a Big Round of Applause !!!

Three cheers for Michael and Emma.

Michael or Micha'el is a given name that comes from Hebrew (מִיכָאֵל / מיכאל "who is like God?" or "likened unto God". This is the only archangel name, out of the seven archangels in Hebrew, identified in the Bible. In the New Testament he is portrayed as the leader of heaven's armies.

"Mike", "Mick", "Mikey", "Mic", and "Mickey" are short forms of, or nick-names for, Michael as a given name. The name is used extensively throughout Ireland. Just watch the movie Snatch and you'll see. I stil can't understand a word that comes out of Mickey's mouth (brad pit).

Meik and Maik are German short forms of Michael. The German pronunciation of both variants is identically to the English pronunciation of "Mike", since both are directly derived from their English counterpart.

Maicol is another spelling of "Michael". It is a name given in Brazil (where it is more usual to write it as Maicon), Italy and sometimes other Latin countries.

Emma is derived from the german word"ermen" meaning "whole" or "universal". Jane Austen wrote a famous comedic first published in 1816 novel entitled "Emma" concerning the perils of misconstrued romance.

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