In Ancient Greece, it was common practice to skip a generation when using honor names. The first-born son was traditionally named after one of his grandfathers—whichever one was of higher status. The second son was named after his other grandfather (usually the maternal grandfather), and daughters were named after grandmothers or great-aunts.
If you’re looking for a sunny, beachy name for your summer baby, you can definitely move beyond Ocean and Sunny and Soleil. There are so many paths to follow, from names of beautiful beaches to international versions of beach-related words to famous surfer dude names.
The 2019 Women’s World Cup has captured the world’s imagination, with record numbers of viewers — around 1 billion (!), according to FIFA — tuning in over the course of the competition.
It’s been a great month for women’s sport, and a fantastic opportunity for some inspiring international namespotting too! From Aitana to Ysis, here is our pick of some of the most intriguing and appealing names belonging to these inspirational sportswomen: one from each national squad.