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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…

Hello, Winter!

On My Mind: 12/1/14

Names Taken from Lord Frederic Leighton

Manon

Mayflower Names

The Siblings of C.C. van Asch van Wijck

A List of Names Taken from French Royal Mistresses (2)

A List of Names Taken from French Royal Mistresses (1)

Silent Star Names

The Children of Joachim of Denmark

Lively Names

The Children of Johann I Joseph of Liechtenstein

Surnames for Girls

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Reveal Daughter's Name

The Children of Antonia of Luxembourg

On My Mind: 10-6-14

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Have a Girl

Still Dusty

Apartment Therapy (8)

Hello, Fall!

The Children of Victoria Louise of Prussia

Idris

Watery Names

The Children of Maria Leopoldina of Austria

Family Names - Paternal

Family Names - Maternal

Scarlett Johansson Welcomes a Girl

A Collection of Names Taken from Prussian Consorts

A Collection of Names Taken from Lithuanian Consorts

Masculin au Féminin

Pete Wentz Has a Boy

The Children of Catherine of Mecklenburg

Oya

The Children of Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Vale

Wonderously Welsh

A Collection of Names Taken from Roman Empresses (Part Four)

A Collection of Names Taken from Roman Empresses (Part Three)

Names Worn by Vanessa Redgrave

A Collection of Names Taken from Roman Empresses (Part Two)

On My Mind: 7-7-14

Interview Over At Waltzing More Than Matilda

A Collection of Names Taken from Roman Empresses (Part One)

The Children of Kira Kirillovna of Russia

A Collection of Names Taken from Consorts of the Lombards

On My Mind: 6-23-14

Famous Dads

The Children of Agnes Christina of Austria

The Children of Ludovika of Bavaria

On My Mind: 6-9-14

The Children of Marie José of Belgium

Oh Boy!

Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas Welcome Baby Boy