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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".

More Than Just Patrick and Bridget


Patrick and Bridget are some of the names every one thinks of when they hear "Irish", however these are just the tip of the iceberg. From the strange to the beautiful, here are some of the best.

Girls:

Aisling
Bláthnat or Blanid
Siobhan
Medb or Maeve
Gormlaith
Catriona
Dearbháil or Dervla
Eithne or Enya
Máirín
Sorcha
Órfhlaith or Orla
Sadb or Sive
Clodagh
Gráinne or Grania
Fionnuala or Finola
Deirdre
Sinéad
Emer
Feidelm or Fedelma
Bébinn or Bébhinn
Gobnait
Úna or Oonagh
Róisín
Niamh
Caoimhe
Damhnait or Dymphna
Mavourneen
Saoirse

Boys:

Cillian
Eoghan
Fearghas or Fergus
Ultan
Ailill
Ciarán or Kieran
Malachy
Finnian
Lir
Éamonn
Tadhg or Teague
Seamus
Rónán
Lorcán
Conor
Fiachra
Somhairle
Ruaidhrí or Rory
Domhnall
Fionn or Finn
Cian
Niall
Oisín
Fionnlagh or Finlay/Finley
Colum or Colm
Aonghus or Angus
Fionntan or Fintan

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