Nicolas Sarkozy’s grandson named Solal

French politician Nicolas Sarkozy
Nicolas Sarkozy

Nicolas Sarkozy became the president of France in May of 2007.

He welcomed his first grandchild a few years later, in January of 2010. The baby boy was born to Sarkozy’s 23-year-old son, Jean, and Jean’s wife Jessica.

What was the baby named? Solal Nicolas — first name after a character created by Swiss novelist Albert Cohen and featured in several books, including Belle du Seigneur, which won France’s prestigious Grand Prix du Roman in 1968.

P.S. The woman Sarkozy defeated in the French presidential election, Ségolène Royal, also has an interesting name.

Source: “Le fils de Jean Sarkozy s’appelle Solal.” Marie Claire 13 Jan. 2010.
Image: EPP Summit 14 December 2006 by European People’s Party under CC BY 2.0.

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