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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".

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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