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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…

July

On My Mind: 7-18-16

Alanis Morrisette Has a Baby Girl

Royal Nicknames: From Frittie to Mapperl

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski Reveal Baby Name

On My Mind: 7/4/16

June

Hello, Summer!

Eddie Redmayne and Wife Welcome First Baby

The Children of Princess Alix

Names for Wild Boys

The Gabors

May

Model Names: Girls, no.1

Famous Name: Idina

Free to a Good Home: Girls, pt. 1

Thadéline

Praxis and Her Sisters

April

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia Welcome a Baby Boy

The Graces: From Thalia to Hegemone

Bond Girls Pt. 2

Anne Hathaway Has a Baby Boy

Agnes Bruckner Welcomes Baby Boy

Bond Girls Pt. 1

Q: 3-30-16

On My Mind: 3-12-16

March

Names for Daring Girls

The Children of Princess Ayşe Gülnev Osmanoğlu

Lucia

Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, Welcomes Baby Boy

On My Mind: 2-29-16

Apartment Therapy (11)

The Children of William III of the Netherlands

Tomboy: Boys' Nicknames for Girls