Blackout-Inspired Baby Names?

The recent weeks-long blackout in Crimea finally ended when power lines connecting Crimea to mainland Russia were switched on.

Toward the end of the ordeal, one regional politician suggested that Crimeans commemorate the occasion with electricity-inspired baby names.

Russian news agencies…quoted local parliament speaker Vladimir Konstantinov suggesting that parents name their newborn girls Sveta, or “light” in Russian, and boys “Generator” to highlight the government’s efforts to overcome the crisis.

I’m not sure if anyone in Crimea took Konstantinov’s suggestion seriously, but I can tell you that a specific type of electric generator, the Dynamo, gave rise to the baby name Dinamo in the USSR around the time of the Russian Revolution.

Source: Crimeans urged to pick unusual baby names in response to weeks of blackout

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