Olympic Inspired Names

All eyes will be on London in July 2012 for the Olympic Games. Be inspired by the courage and determination of the sportsmen and women at the peak of physical performance, or from the tradition and origins of this spectacular event.

Girls' Names:





Florence (Florence Griffith-Joyner, US sprinter, "fastest woman of all time")

Nadia (Nadia Comâneci, Romanian gymnast, the first female gymnast to score a perfect 10)

Beatrice (Beatrice Faumauina, represented NZ in discus at three summer Olympics)

Caroline  (nee. Evers-Swindell, rower, NZ's first double gold medallist along with her sister)

Georgina  (nee. Evers-Swindell, rower, NZ's first female double gold medallist)

Boys' Names:



Jesse  (Jesse Owens, winner of four gold track and field gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics)

Mahé (Mahé Drysdal, NZ's five-time World Champion rower and winner of Bronze at the 2008 Olympics - inspite of a severe stomach illness, and Gold in 2012!


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