In the Mikhalkov family family estate, in the temple on Nikolina Gora, she christened the newborn daughter of the actress Nadezhda Mikhalkova, the daughter of a famous actor.
At the family celebration attended only the closest relatives. As a gift from the famous grandfather, little Nino received an nineteenth-century antique gold cross.
Certainly, the choice of a name for the girl was not without the participation of the newly-made father and the spouse Nadya Mikhalkova, director Rezo Gigineishvili.
Rezo and Nadezhda became happy parents on May 21 of this year. The name for the newborn was chosen long ago, but for a long time it was not publicly called for fear of the reaction of the famous grandfather.
The name Nino itself is translated as “Queen” (Assyrian); "Madam, Queen" (Sumerian); "Heard by God" (ancient greek). It comes, perhaps, from the Greek Ninos - that was the name of the founder of the Assyrian state (modern Iraq), the same name was the capital of Assyria. The name of the niece of the Patriarch of Jerusalem, who initiated Christianity in Georgia in the 4th century.As a female name is very common in Georgia, but the name Nino is also found among Italians and in Latin America, but there it is used exclusively as a male name, and Nina as a female.