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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 Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Names for The Family That are Southern Royalty

On My Mind: 4-28-14

Names Taken from Hayao Miyazaki (Part Eight)

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis Have a Baby Boy

Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman Welcome Another Girl

Names Taken from Hayao Miyazaki (Part Seven)

Names Worn by Moira Shearer

Apartment Therapy (7)

Names Taken from Hayao Miyazaki (Part Six)

Names Taken from Hayao Miyazaki (Part Five)

The Children of George III of the United Kingdom

Names Taken from Hayao Miyazaki (Part Four)