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On My Mind: 7-16-17

Gus, Theo, and Ruby - At work I recently heard of a sibset consisting of eldest brother Gus, and then Theo, and a little sister named Ruby. It's so unusual (especially in my small southern town) to hear such stylish names that I was pretty floored when I heard it.

Augustine - Another name sighting from work - a little boy was calling for his friend all across the arcade - his name was Augustine.

Libuše - I've really been into Czech names here lately, and this one is one of my favorites. It comes from the Czech lib - which means "love". In legend, Libuše, also sometimes calledLubuše, Libussa, or Lubossa, was the name of a Princess and the founder of Prague.

Endymion

"Selene and Endymion" by Ubaldo Gandolfi




Origin: Greek
Gender: Male
Meaning: "To dive into, to enter"
Pronunciation: ehn-dih-MEE-uhn
Other forms: N/A

Endymion comes from the Greek "endyein" which means "to dive into" or "to enter". The story of Selene and Endymion is quite a popular Greek mythology story. The tale goes that the beautiful Endymion was loved greatly by the moon, Selene. He was a shepherd, or sometimes an astronomer or King of Olympia. Selene asked Endymion's father, Zeus, to give him eternal youth. Zeus obliged her by putting him into an eternal sleep. Every night Selene would visit him in Mount Latmos, where he slept, and eventually they had fifty daughters called the Menae.

Other tales say Zeus let him make the decision of what he wanted, and Endymion chose to remain deathless and ageless in a eternal slumber. Endymion is also a crater on the northeast side of the moon.

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  1. I like it, although I doubt I'd use it. He'd make for a quirky middle, though.

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