Saturday, July 25, 2009

New Arrival

Roger Federer, tennis world number one and his wife Miroslava "Mirka" Federer have had twin girls. Born on Thursday the girls are called Myla Rose and Charlene Riva .

Myla pronounced MYE-lah means merciful and is the feminine version of Myles.

Charlene pronounced Shar-LEEN is the feminine version of Charles meaning a free man.

While Myla has grown in popularity since 2005 Charlene has decreased in popularity since the 1990s. The middle name choices of Rose is of Latin origin the flower a symbol of the Virgin Mary while Riva is the short version of the Hebrew name Rebecca as well as being French word for shore.

I especially like Myla out of the choices. Myla is quite new age while as Charleen is quite a 50s throw back name. I'm a bit disappointed also on their choice of Rose. It seems a too easy choice what with Eve also. I'm glad however they teemed Charleen with a more upbeat middle name Riva to for go the past.

Congratulations Roger and Mirka!

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