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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…

Silent Screen Names at Nameberry

The Names of Fictional, Factual, and Mythological Witches

Zooey Deschanel Welcomes a Girl

Carey Mulligan Reveals Name of Baby Girl

Lily Cole Gives Birth to a Daughter

Names for the Eccentric Aristocrats

Male or Female?

The Children of Gisela of Austria

Arthurian Names Over at Nameberry

My Guilty Pleasures

The Children of Konstantin Konstantinovich

Long and Luxurious

The Children of Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

The Children of Maria Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

On My Mind: 5-4-15

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Announce the Name!

Go Read My Post at Nameberry!

Miss World Winners -- 1980-2014

Miss World Winners -- 1951-1979

The Children of Eugène de Beauharnais

Janet

The Children of Princess Marie-Cécile of Prussia

Names of the WAMPAS Baby Stars

The Children of Nicholas II of Russia

On My Mind: 4-20-15

This or That? (Boys)

This or That? (Girls)

Short But Sweet

Apartment Therapy (10)

The Children of Farah Pahlavi

Hello, Spring!

Cynthia

Ice Kings

Ice Queens

The Children of Olav V

Cate Blanchett Adopts a Girl

Names Taken from Ingmar Bergman (Part Six)

Names Taken from Ingmar Bergman (Part Five)

Names Taken from Ingmar Bergman (Part Four)

Names Taken from Ingmar Bergman (Part Three)

Names Taken from Ingmar Bergman (Part Two)

Names Taken from Ingmar Bergman (Part One)

The Children of Maria Josepha of Saxony

Names Worn By Marie Cabel

The Children of Louise, Princess Royal

Agilulf

Famous Lovers

Godeliva

Names from Jupiter Ascending