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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…

Names Taken from Hayao Miyazaki (Part Three)

Names Taken from Hayao Miyazaki (Part Two)

Names Taken from Hayao Miyazaki (Part One)

Boyish

Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky Have Twin Boys

The Children of Ludwig III of Bavaria

More Than Just Patrick and Bridget

Aoife

The Children of Leopold III of Belgium

Apartment Therapy (6)

The Children of Princess Henriette Adelaide of Savoy

Names Taken from Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Part Three)

Joyfully Japanese

Salacia

Names Taken from Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Part Two)

Names Worn by Carole Lombard

Jerome

Daphne Oz Has a Baby Girl

Names Taken from Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Part One)

Bottom of the Barrel: 1940's, Boys

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale Welcome Baby Boy

Bottom of the Barrel: 1940's, Girls