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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.

Boyish


For me, I love the thought of a frilly name with a edgy boyish nickname to fall back on. It seems to balance out the overwhelming fluff of some of these, making them much more usable for real life.

Evangeline - Evan
Augusta - Gus
Catherine/Katherine - Kit
Harriet - Harry
Josephine - Jo
Alexandra/Alexandria/Alexandrine/Alexandrina - Alex, Alec
Charlotte - Charlie
Wilhelmina - Will, Billie
Petra - Pete, Petey
Maximilienne, Maxine - Max
Jessamy, Jessamine - Jessie
Thomasina, Thomasine - Tom, Tommy
Roberta - Robbie, Bobbie
Theodora, Theodosia - Teddy, Theo
Aurora, Aurore - Rory
Jacqueline - Jackie, Jack
Johanna - Johnnie/Johnny, Jo
Veronica - Ronny/Ronnie
Francesca, Francisca, Francine - Frankie
Bernadette - Bernie, Bern
Phillipa/Philippa - Phil, Philly, Pip
Artemis, Artemisia - Art, Artie
Louise, Louisa, Luella/Louella - Lou, Louie
Martina - Marty
Edwina - Eddie
Callista, Callisto, Calixta, Calypso - Cal
Georgia, Georgina, Georgiana - Georgie
Henrietta - Hal
Antonia, Antonella, Antonina - Toni
Winifred - Fred, Freddie

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