In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Tonight we're having dinner with my god-daughter and her husband.
- A father whose son died suddenly from a rare heart condition has raised more than £20,000 for vital hospital equipment with the help of his god-daughter, who survived a life-threatening illness.
- Congratulations to my nephew Jude McNulty who was confirmed last week and to my wife's god-daughter, Beth O'Neill.
- Yes I do, she's my god-daughter, I have the right.
- I was also wearing it on the day that my god-daughter, Alex was born.
- She has a surviving niece who visits her as often as possible, as do a friend and a god-daughter.
- Olga herself was baptized and became Constantine VII's god-daughter some time in the later 940s or 950s and probably only after being denied a full-blown Byzantine mission did she turn to Otto.
- Anyway, one day my uncle's god-daughter came over.
- In 1957 when he painted an Ann portrait for the Royal Academy he said it was his god-daughter, but later that story changed.
- A god-daughter told me of how jolly he made her girlhood, although her father worried about his fellow barrister's habit of fast driving.
- The gifts were brought to the altar by his god-daughter Anne Kearns and his cousin Michael Clarke.
- There it was buried under a blanket a bright red furry handbag that my god-daughter had left in the car on a previous occasion.
- I was meeting two high-octane sisters: one the mother of my god-daughter and the other a blonde who has a tendency to tell real-time stories.
- Things started to get out of hand when my god-daughter, Georgia, arrived with her brother, Harry.
- My niece, god-daughter, Emma, big sis to Lesley-Ann and Bart, turned 18 at the weekend, so David and I hosted a little family celebration on Friday night.
- So I gave myself an out, by informing the group I'd meet them at the hotel on Saturday - I'd be driving up alone on Friday to Oakville to visit with my god-daughters and their parents.
- ‘There is no capitalist who does not have a terrorist in his own intimate circle of friends and relations,’ reflected the interior minister when one of his friends had been murdered after allowing his god-daughter's sister into the house.
- They vowed to do it again, but had to put their plans on hold when Sue became pregnant with her daughter Lottie, who is Katie's god-daughter.
- Such women now represented the rural Catholic masses; Grace's village god-daughter and namesake in the novel may be Edgeworth's acknowledgement of the more popular nature of Irish song.
- Emma and Nelson named their child Horatia but maintained the pretence that she was Nelson's god-daughter.
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