30 Sep THE ORIGIN OF NAMES
With Mother’s Day fast approaching, we’d like to talk about some of the challenges in becoming a parent. One of the most symbolic tasks facing future moms and dads is finding the perfect name. But here’s the thing: in an age of multiculturalism, it’s hard to find a name that’s pleasing to the ear across several languages.
Despite being proper nouns, a given name can be translated from a source language to a target language. This translation is usually only possible in for language pairs that share a bit of etymology (e.g. French and Spanish are both Romance languages), or a cultural aspect (the languages of the texts of the three monotheistic religions share the same characters’ names).
This article written by Martin Francoeur allowed us to create mind maps of the two most popular first names in Europe using the First Name Translation Generator.