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On My Mind: 2-14-2018

Aud - I stumbled upon some photos of Audrey Hepburn during her days as a chorus girl - she was posing on top of a building with some other chorus girls and some ice in a bid to stay cool during a summer day. The other girls were Enid Smeedon and Aud Johansen. I thought Aud's name was especially interesting. Aud is the modern form of Auðr, an old Norse name meaning "wealth, prosperity".

Dulcinea - A gorgeous name, especially for those who like longer, more dramatic options. Dulcinea would be a lovely name for a Valentine's baby - it comes from the Spanish dulce, meaning "sweet", and was invented by Miguel de Cervantes for the love interest of Don Quixote.

Pollux - I was surprised by this name's meaning - "very sweet" - because I don't think I've ever seen a boy's name with a meaning like it. In Greek mythology, Pollux is the twin of Castor, sons of Zeus, and the constellation Gemini is meant to represent them.

The Children of Ingrid of Sweden

Bottom of the Barrel: 1880's, Girls

Top Names in Turkey

Apartment Therapy (3)

Intriguingly Indian

Top Names in Hungary

The Children of Princess Caroline of Hanover and Monaco

Belén

Apartment Therapy (2)

Balthazar

Top Names in Québec, Canada

Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll Welcome Baby Boy

Names Inspired by Trees

Mélanie Laurent Welcomes Baby Boy

Apartment Therapy

Agapanthus

The Children of Christian IX of Denmark

Top Names in Estonia

The Children of Ferdinand I of Romania

Sweetly Swedish

La Belle et La Bête

The Children of Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia

Top Names in Armenia

The Children of Maria II of Portugal

Bottom of the Barrel: 1920's, Boys

Bottom of the Barrel: 1920's, Girls