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« Reply #75030 on: July 10, 2020, 01:15:39 am »
The In Our Times episode on the gin craze is really good:
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« Reply #75031 on: July 10, 2020, 09:39:41 am »
Sure, Gin Lane looked bad then, but it's been gentrified and you can't get an apartment there for less than 5,000.
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« Reply #75032 on: July 10, 2020, 09:43:33 am »
You're not wrong - that's clearly in Bloomsbury and it's gone beyond gentrified.
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« Reply #75033 on: July 10, 2020, 03:41:06 pm »
Apparently Usain Bolt has just had a daughter.
He has named her possibly the greatest name ever.
Olympia Lightning Bolt.
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« Reply #75034 on: July 10, 2020, 05:03:51 pm »
Apparently Usain Bolt has just had a daughter.
He has named her possibly the greatest name ever.
Olympia Lightning Bolt.

That is  very cruel and narcissistic thing to do.

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« Reply #75035 on: July 10, 2020, 05:14:12 pm »
Apparently Usain Bolt has just had a daughter.
He has named her possibly the greatest name ever.
Olympia Lightning Bolt.

That is  very cruel and narcissistic thing to do.

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« Reply #75036 on: July 10, 2020, 05:14:24 pm »
Narcissistic, definitely. People get worse names every day.
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« Reply #75037 on: July 10, 2020, 05:16:33 pm »
It's a play on the family name.  It doesn't have to be about him.
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« Reply #75038 on: July 10, 2020, 11:27:02 pm »
Given her dad is who he is, she should be able to more than get away with it.
And even if her dad wasn't an athlete, Olympia sounds fairly OK as a girls name.
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« Reply #75039 on: July 10, 2020, 11:46:37 pm »
Considering some celebrity baby names (looking at you, Elon Musk), I think Olympia Lightning Bolt is quite ok. Besides, Olympia, while uncommon, is still a "proper" first name (think actress Olympia Dukakis or senator Olympia Snowe). The full name to railroad her into a career as superhero/children's show character, though.
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« Reply #75040 on: July 11, 2020, 01:26:16 am »
Olympia is a fine name, surely better than whatever the feminization of "Usain" is.
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« Reply #75041 on: July 11, 2020, 02:27:02 am »
I knew an Olympia once. She was fat which seemed to run counter to that name  :hmm:

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« Reply #75042 on: July 11, 2020, 02:44:39 am »
I knew an Olympia once. She was fat which seemed to run counter to that name  :hmm:

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« Reply #75043 on: July 11, 2020, 04:16:49 am »
Olympia is a fine name, surely better than whatever the feminization of "Usain" is.

Usaina? Usainia? Uinsaina?

Actually, jokes aside, Usaina and Usainia don't sound too bad when spoken.

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I am pretty sure she'll minimize use of the "Lightning" part of her name in the future - unless, of course, she turns out to be the female equivalent of her father.
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« Reply #75044 on: July 11, 2020, 04:31:40 am »
You know, parents don't HAVE to make their newborns' names about themselves. There's no legal requirement or anything.