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According to data from the government of Romania, the popular baby names in the country in 2016 were Maria and Andrei.
Here are Romania’s top girl names and top boy names of 2016:
One of my sources quoted Romanian sociologist Alfred Bulai as saying that the Russian baby name Nadia — otherwise rare in Romania — saw a big spike in usage in the ’70s thanks to Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci.
A Civil Code enacted in 2009 prohibits Romanian parents from bestowing baby names that are defamatory, ridiculous, or that refer to objects or places.
Sources: Digi24, Romania Insider
Alexandru and Livia Ionce of British Colombia welcomed their 18th child last week. They now have 10 girls and 8 boys:
23 years old
23 months old
6 days old
The parents, originally from Romania, immigrated to Canada in 1990. They’ve been married 24 years.
I think they chose some great names for their kids. I do wonder, though, if things ever got confusing for Alexandru (father), Alexandra (child #2) and Alex (child #6).
Source: Parents proud of record 18th baby