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Names and Surnames – III

Surnames derived by adding s or son to names are not included in the list e.g., Roberts, Robertson.

Second List

Male Names

1) Adolf

2) Arthur

3) Albert

4) Alfred

5) Bruce

6) Bernard

7) Benedict

8) Charles

9) David

10) Edmund

11) Frederick

12) Joseph

13) Patrick

14) Ronald

15) Raymond

16) Titus

17) Vitus

Female Names

1) Amanda

2) Beatrice

3) Catherine

4) Celine

5) Cynthia

6) Emiliana

7) Joan

8) Magdalene

9) Oprah

10) Rita


1) Blair

2) Booth

3) Boycott

4) Cowdrey

5) Clinton

6) Clive

7) Carter

8) Cartwright

9) Flintoff

10) Gatting

11) Gower

12) Howard

13) Irving

14) Moore

15) Monroe

16) Norris

17) Old

18) Young

19) Armstrong

20) Fletcher

21) Greig

22) Brearly

23) Snow

24) Illingworth

25) Luckhurst

26) Edrich

Names and Surnames – II

First list

Male Names

1)                  Augustine

2)                  Bonaventure

3)                  Christopher

4)                  Denis

5)                  Edward

6)                  Francis

7)                  Gregory

8)                  Joaquim

9)                  Kevin

10)              Lancelot

11)              Maxim

12)              Peter

13)              Robert

14)              Stephen

15)              Vincent

16)              Walter

Female Names

1)                  Agnes

2)                  Blesilla

3)                  Clara

4)                  Diana

5)                  Flavia

6)                  Grace

7)                  Hilda

8)                  Ivy

9)                  Jane

10)              Linda

11)              Mary

12)              Nancy

13)              Ophelia

14)              Pepita

15)              Stephanie

16)              Violet

17)              Zeta

1)                  Surnames

1)                  Archer

2)                  Bush

3)                  Close

4)                  Dexter

5)                  Flint

6)                  Gooch

7)                  Hayden

8)                  Lambert

9)                  More

10)              Parker

11)              Quested

12)              Reagan

13)              Stone

14)              Titmus

15)              Wallace

16)              Young

Elections, judges etc.

Elections in India should be held on a single day. Bihar elections are held in four phases. First polling is on 18/10/2005 and last polling is on 19/11/2005. Paramilitary forces could have been used for maintenance of law and order. Election Commissioners want to extend their importance and do unjustified things. Reasons given for such a long duration are unjustified. If security forces can be moved from one place to another during different phases, so also booth capturers. Polling boxes need to be guarded for a long time and it is an avoidable expenditure.

CPI and RJD have criticized the long duration of Bihar elections. CPI’s objections are strange as it objected on the basis of Ramzan. Communism is against religion. Karl Marx said, “Religion is the opium of the masses”. Once Somnath Chatterjee had thrown an iftar party where no Muslim was present.

Sania Mirza reached where no Indian woman reached before; fourth round of US Open a grand slam event. Indian Express did not report her match with Maria Sharapova.

Judges in USA should have retirement age. Nomination of John Roberts, who was under consideration as Justice, as Chief Justice is not right. One of the serving Justices should have been nominated as Chief Justice.

The constitution of India does not give the power of amendment to the judges. The Judges of Supreme Court amended the constitution when they said that consultation with the Chief Justice meant consent and it should be with a college of five judges including Chief Justice and four other seniormost Justices.

Hurricane Katrina caused immense damage. Criminals added to the misery by loot, rape and murder. Calamities bring out various sides of persons ranging from best to worst.

Schemes like National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme cause lot of money and do not benefit people much. In Solapur a scam of Rs.9.1 crore has come to light and Maharashtra Government is trying to hush up the matter.

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