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On My Mind: 12-5-18

Lots of Name Sightings - I've heard so many great names lately at work. Annabelle Ruth, siblings named Viola, Coco, Savannah, and Reed, and a little boy named Thor.

Lorelei - A friend of mine became an Uncle a while back and I just finally got to meet her. Her name is Lorelei, which I think is gorgeous. Lorelei is German and means "luring rock". In German folklore a Lorelei was a sort of mermaid or siren who would lure fishermen to their deaths. Lorelei is also the name of a rock headland on the Rhine River.

Edna - I've been watching "SS-GB" which is set in an alternate history Great Britain where the Germans won WWII. One of the main characters is played by German actor Lars Eidinger, who in real life has a daughter named Edna. I just thought it was so refreshing to see. Edna in Hebrew means "pleasure", and it is also an anglicized version of Irish Eithne, which means "kernel" or "grain".

A Collection of Names Taken from Evil Queens

Tilda Swinton as Jadis in "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe"
I have an admission to make. I love evil Queens. I've always liked the villains, both male and female, and often find them to be more interesting, especially when it comes to storylines. Some of these aren't exactly Queens, but do fit into the archetype. So here is a list of names, taken from evil Queens from literature, television, movies, and real life.

Regina - Once Upon a Time
Grimhilde - Snow White
Isabella - Isabella 1st of Spain
Claudia - Snow White: A Tale of Terror
Arpazia - White as Snow
Elspeth - Snow White: The Fairest of Them All
Jadis - The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
Narissa - Enchanted
Dorothea and Hekatah - The Black Jewels Trilogy
Bathsheba - The Bible
Ravenna - Snow White and the Huntsman
Ivi - Fairest
Anne - Snow: A Retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
Rodmilla - Ever After
Alice - The Grimm Brother's Snow White
Clementianna - Mirror Mirror
Athaliah - The Bible
Maleficent - Sleeping Beauty and Maleficent
Cersei - Game of Thrones
Beryl - Sailor Moon
Levana - The Lunar Chronicles

Comments

  1. Athaliah - a biblical queen of Israel. In order to secure her own position on the throne, she ordered the murder of all other members of the royal family, including children.

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    1. Thank you, I added Athaliah to the list.

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  2. Dorothea and Hekatah are the bad guys of Anne Bishop's Black Jewels trilogy.

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