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On My Mind: 4-20-18

Guinevere - At work I overheard a girl - she was probably around four years old - being called Guinevere. I was so pleasantly surprised and it's probably one of the most unusual names I've heard being used in real life. I've always loved the name Guinevere, it's mystical and beautifully feminine without being too saccharine, and lends itself to the very usable Gwen.

Millicent - I recently saw "A Quiet Place" with a group of friends and loved it! The eldest child in the film is played by actress Millicent "Milly" Simmonds, who was excellent in the role. It was refreshing to see Millicent being used, and I think it could really make a comeback.

Family Names - I've written a few times about names of my ancestors here and here, but I've found a few more I find interesting.

First is my great-grandfather and his siblings - they were children of German immigrants:

Serna
Adeline/Adelina
Gracelea/Graciela
William Charles
Marvin

And then some random fin…

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Top Names in Turkey

Apartment Therapy (3)

Intriguingly Indian

Top Names in Hungary

The Children of Princess Caroline of Hanover and Monaco

Belén

Apartment Therapy (2)

Balthazar

Top Names in Québec, Canada

Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll Welcome Baby Boy

Names Inspired by Trees

Mélanie Laurent Welcomes Baby Boy

Apartment Therapy

Agapanthus

The Children of Christian IX of Denmark

Top Names in Estonia

The Children of Ferdinand I of Romania

Sweetly Swedish

La Belle et La Bête

The Children of Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia

Top Names in Armenia

The Children of Maria II of Portugal

Bottom of the Barrel: 1920's, Boys

Bottom of the Barrel: 1920's, Girls

Top Names in Austria

The Children of Myles Standish

The Children of Marie Leszczyńska

Top Names in Ukraine

Top Names in Japan

The Grandchildren of Queen Victoria: Part Eight

Top Names in Catalonia, Spain

The Grandchildren of Queen Victoria: Part Seven

The Grandchildren of Queen Victoria: Part Six

Miss Universe Contestants

Bird Names

The Grandchildren of Queen Victoria: Part Five

The Grandchildren of Queen Victoria: Part Four

The Grandchildren of Queen Victoria: Part Three

The Grandchildren of Queen Victoria: Part Two

The Grandchildren of Queen Victoria: Part One

Bottom of the Barrel: 1910's, Boys

Top Names in Pakistan

Bottom of the Barrel: 1910's, Girls

Top Names in Russia

Bottom of the Barrel: 1960's, Boys