Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Feature: Can Your Name Save You?

The Wedding Task has everyone merry in the House but the underlying fact is that two Housemates will bite the dust come Sunday. Why should anyone leave though?

It being so tough to predict who will be bowing out; we called on the experts to analyse the Nominated Housemates' names to see if we can get any clues out of them:

The name Angelo generally means messenger. "People with this name have a deep inner desire to create and express themselves, often in public speaking, acting, writing or singing. They also yearn to have beauty around them in their home and work environment," according to www.sheknows.com. Perhaps Angelo's country sent him into the House for a reason and he needs to fulfil his messenger role before he bows out. We haven't seen all his dance moves so there's no way he can go.

Bimp is Beamlak and his name basically means "in God". What would the House be without such a blessing? Who knows, maybe Bimp walks with a halo over his head, which is why he has been dodging Nominations all along. He's also been the voice of reason to many in the House and we just need him there. Honestly, would you be so mean as to let him go before he even experiences the Ruby House?

Cleo is actually Clementine, which means mercy. "People with this name have a deep inner desire for a stable, loving family or community, and a need to work with others and to be appreciated". Doesn't this just describe Cleo point blank? It's her first time on the chopping block, won't you have mercy on her?

Fatima means captivating in Arabic. The name means "pure light" or "of the pure". According to www.sheknows.com, "People with this name have a deep inner desire to inspire others in a higher cause, and to share their own strongly held views on spiritual matters". Isn't this just Fatima? The Rubies may just not cope without Fatima's inspirational meals and words. She's become the light of this House is so many ways. She's the one who is always there to offer her shoulder to cry on.

Hakeem's name Munyarandzi is a Zimbabwean name meaning 'comforter'. He's been living up to his name as Cleo's comforter and it would be boring to see the couple break up.

Nando's real name is Amir. The name Amir is a Muslim baby name meaning Populous. Full. Prosperous. Amply settled. Civilized. "People with this name have a deep inner desire to use their abilities in leadership, and to have personal independence. They would rather focus on large, important issues, and delegate the details." However, Nando is a variant of Ferdinand (Old German), and the meaning of Nando is "bold voyager". Looks like Nando fits in with both his names. How could you want to get rid of such a funny character though? Remember his leadership skills as HoH and how boldly he defended taking that knife to the Party Zone? The guy is a bold voyager indeed, we need to see how far he can go.

Finding the meaning of Pokello proved futile but we managed to find Pokolina, which was the closest to her name. Pokolina means "look with love'' in Zimbabwean language Shona. There's no way you can resist looking at the ever glam Zimbabwean with love. Elikem would attest to that and so would Bolt. The way she takes care of herself leaves nothing to hate about her but to just "look with love". We need that eye candy in the House.

All the Nominated Housemates deserve a chance to fight for the coveted USD 300 000 so why should any of them be denied that chance?

By Lindiwe Nkonyane


  1. All beautiful so there mustnt be anyone leaving on sunday then

  2. You didn't ask if we wanted Fatima n Hakeem to stay,biggie you are up to something!

  3. True no evition this sunday biggie have mercy for all of them

  4. Hmmmm all there namez meanings suit dem very well bt I thing Nando n pokello shuld go home