Saturday, October 11, 2014

Surnames for Girls

Mia Farrow
I know, I know, surnames for girls is kind of taboo in the naming world. I do understand some of the hate, but I also think there are some exceptions. I also love it when the maiden name is used, either as a first or middle. If my own surname sounded nice enough for a name, I would use it in a heartbeat; unfortunately it doesn't. But here are some that I think wear especially nice on little girls.

Baker
Fifer/Pfeiffer
Abbott
Weaver
Foster
Shaw
Lane
Fontaine
Silva
English (Guilty pleasure!)
Joplin
Painter
Madigan
Winslet
Marlowe
Golightly
Draper
Foley
Blanchett
Munro
Paige/Page
Sayer
Hart
Fisher

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Reveal Daughter's Name

Eva and Ryan
The secretive couple have finally released the name of their new baby - Esmeralda Amada. I'm really impressed!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Children of Antonia of Luxembourg

Antonia with Five of Her Six Children
Princess Antonia of Luxembourg was born Antoinette Roberte Sophie Wihelmine to William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg and Marie Anne of Portugal. She married Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria, who was born Rupprecht Maria Luitpold Ferdinand. He had four children from a previous relationship.
Their children were:

Heinrich Franz Wilhelm, "Prince Heinrich of Bavaria"

Irmingard Maire Josefa, "Princess Irmingard of Bavaria"

Editha Marie Gabrielle Anna, "Princess Editha of Bavaria, Mrs. Schmert"

Hilda Hildegard Marie Gabriele, "Princess Hildegard of Bavaria, Mrs. de Loayza"

Gabriele Adelgunde Marie Theresia Antonia, "Princess Gabrielle of Bavaria, Duchess of Croÿ"

Sophie Marie Therese, "Princess Sophie of Bavaria, Duchess of Arenberg"

Monday, October 6, 2014

On My Mind: 10-6-14


I've just seen "Chicken with Plums" I thought I would dedicate a post to some of the names in it. It is about an Iranian man named Nasser-Ali Khan who is a talented musician. After a fight with his wife, who breaks his violin, he decides to die. It is based on the graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi, who co-directed the film with Vincent Paronnaud.

Parvine - I think this is a form of Parvin, which means "the Pleiades" in Persian. The Pleiades are a group of stars, closest to earth and most visible. They are named for seven sisters, companions to the Goddess Artemis, daughters of Atlas and Pleione.

Nasser - Naseer, a form of Nasir, means "helper" in Arabic. I especially like the female version, Nasira.

Irâne - This one was the most unusual to me. In the subtitles it is simply Iran, however she is credited as Irâne. I wonder if it is just the French version of Iran? If any one has any info, please let me know.

Cyrus - I've liked this name for quite a while, and was pleased when Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy chose it for their son. It is ascribed a few different meanings. It is believed to either come from the Persian Kūrush, which could mean "young" or "far-sighted", or the Greek kyrios, "lord".

Faringuisse - I love the look of this one. The closest I could find to this one was Farangis, who is a character in the epic "Shahnameh".

Azraël - A great sequence in the movie is when Nasser-Ali meets the Angel of Death, Azrael. Also known as Azriel, in mythology he will be the last to die, and records all the names of people, their births and deaths. 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Have a Girl

Mila and Ashton
After months of waiting to find out what they would name their baby, the time is finally here. They have had a little girl who they named Wyatt Isabelle.

Still Dusty

Frida Kahlo
Vintage names are a trend that keeps on growing, but with more and more people trying to be unusual, the pool of fusty names seems to be drying up. Here I have compiled a list of names that are still flying under the radar, and have yet to be dusted off.

Girls:

Nadine
Prudence
Francine
Velma
Dorothy
Rita
Thomasina
Margery
Ida
Constance
Merle
Thelma
Frida
Dinah
Nancy
Augustine
Edna
Beryl
Gail
Marlene
Harriet
Gertrude

Boys:

Wallace
Ike
Newton
Sidney
Cecil
Mortimer
Barnaby
Merle
Reuben
Stanley
Wendell
Harold
Clifford
Bernard
Rudolph
Eugene
Cyril

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Apartment Therapy (8)

Amelia and Angus' Room
I'm back with some more Apartment Therapy! Please enjoy these wonderfully named children + lovely rooms.

Girls:

Ruby
Colette
Sophie
Pearl
Vivian
Frances
Zoe Isobel
Harriet "Hattie"
Brynlee
Harper
Stella
Maeve Rosalind
Freia
Emerson
Rooney
Eliza
Amelia (Sister to Angus)
Sylvia
Mariam
Harlan Veil
Violet
Mila
Emmaline
Isla Rae
Gemma
Eden Stella

Boys:

Joseph
Mac
Locke
Jack
Archer
Grayson
Charlie
Angus (Brother to Amelia)
León
Oscar
Sebastian
Bear
Eli
Mateo
Zeb
Julian
Maxwell
Beckett and Cooper
Lucca
Roman
Casimir
Reason
Lennon