Showing posts from May, 2012

Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky Welcome Baby Girl

Elsa and Chris Chris Hemsworth, of "Thor" and "The Avengers" fame, has welcomed his first child with his wife, actress Elsa Pataky, known for her role in "Fast Five". It is a baby girl whom they have named India Rose.

Geek Chic

It's hip to be square, not only in fashion, but in names too. Here are some names that are clunky, fusty, and so out they're in. Boys Vernon Harvey Boris Homer Frank Barney Clancy Elmo Digby Floyd Otis Abner Hal Morris Girls Wilma Gertrude Norma Doris Ethel Thelma Bernice Edna Alma Dora Irma Rhoda Eunice Maud/e Gilda


Dame Nellie Melba by Frank Haviland Origin : English Gender : Female Meaning : N/A Pronunciation : MEL-bah Other Forms : N/A Melba is a name I just think is lovely. It was first used by Dame Nellie Melba, who was born Helen Porter Mitchell in 1861. Nellie was a nickname of hers and Melba was taken from where she studied singing, Melbourne, Australia. She was one of the most famous singers of the Victorian era and the 20th century. She was also the first Australian to gain international recognition as a classical musician. At first, Nellie was not very famous, she had had a few jobs in Melbourne, but after an unsucessful marriage, in which her husband repeatedly beat her, she left for Europe in search of fame. Eventually she became the leading lyric soprano at the Covent Garden and then starred in the Metropolitan Opera. The New York Times said she had "one of the loveliest voices that ever issued from a human throat ... simply delicious in its fullness, richness an