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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.

Hello, Winter!

On My Mind: 12/1/14

Names Taken from Lord Frederic Leighton

Manon

Mayflower Names

The Siblings of C.C. van Asch van Wijck

A List of Names Taken from French Royal Mistresses (2)

A List of Names Taken from French Royal Mistresses (1)

Silent Star Names

The Children of Joachim of Denmark

Lively Names

The Children of Johann I Joseph of Liechtenstein

Surnames for Girls

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Reveal Daughter's Name

The Children of Antonia of Luxembourg

On My Mind: 10-6-14

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Have a Girl

Still Dusty

Apartment Therapy (8)

Hello, Fall!

The Children of Victoria Louise of Prussia

Idris

Watery Names

The Children of Maria Leopoldina of Austria

Family Names - Paternal

Family Names - Maternal

Scarlett Johansson Welcomes a Girl

A Collection of Names Taken from Prussian Consorts

A Collection of Names Taken from Lithuanian Consorts

Masculin au Féminin

Pete Wentz Has a Boy

The Children of Catherine of Mecklenburg

Oya

The Children of Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Vale

Wonderously Welsh

A Collection of Names Taken from Roman Empresses (Part Four)

A Collection of Names Taken from Roman Empresses (Part Three)

Names Worn by Vanessa Redgrave

A Collection of Names Taken from Roman Empresses (Part Two)

On My Mind: 7-7-14

Interview Over At Waltzing More Than Matilda

A Collection of Names Taken from Roman Empresses (Part One)

The Children of Kira Kirillovna of Russia

A Collection of Names Taken from Consorts of the Lombards

On My Mind: 6-23-14

Famous Dads

The Children of Agnes Christina of Austria

The Children of Ludovika of Bavaria

On My Mind: 6-9-14

The Children of Marie José of Belgium

Oh Boy!

Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas Welcome Baby Boy