Olympic Name Watch!

I’m sorry I didn’t think to start this thread earlier! What names have you noticed on the Olympics this year?

Figure Skating:
Girls -
[name]Tessa[/name] [name]Virtue[/name] (What a fantastic name!)
[name]Tanith[/name] Belbin
[name]Isabelle[/name] DeLobel
[name]Oksana[/name] Domnina
[name]Meryl[/name] [name]Davis[/name]
[name]Federica[/name] Faiella
[name]Massimo[/name] Scali
[name]Olivier[/name] Schoenfelder
[name]Charlie[/name] White
[name]Ben[/name] [name]Agosto[/name]
[name]Scott[/name] Moir

I love seeing all the names from such different cultures and countries at the Olympics, and some of my foreign favorites have been:

Volodymyr Boshchuk - ski jumping, Ukraine
[name]Markku[/name] Koski - snowboarding half pipe, Finland
[name]Mikko[/name] Kokslien - nordic combined, Norway
Queralt Castellet - snowboarding half pipe, Spain
[name]Andris[/name] and Juris Sics - doubles luge, Latvia

I love the variety in spellings and just the exposure to new names the Olympics brings!

I love watching for names in the Olympics and wrote a blog on it this week. You may like some of the names I listed: https://nameberry.com/blog/2010/02/17/olympic-names-gold-medal-choices/

Take care! :slight_smile:

Oh man! I haven’t read any of the blogs yet this week, I didn’t know you wrote one! I’ll head on over, your blogs are always fantastic.

Let’s bring this back! I searched “Queralt” after seeing Spain’s Queralt Castellet in the women’s halfpipe competition. [name_m]How[/name_m] interesting! Other interesting names include an American [name_u]Gus[/name_u], [name_u]Sage[/name_u] Kotsenberg (male), [name_f]Sugar[/name_f], [name_f]Cornelia[/name_f], and I’ll keep an eye out for others.