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On My Mind: 4-20-18

Guinevere - At work I overheard a girl - she was probably around four years old - being called Guinevere. I was so pleasantly surprised and it's probably one of the most unusual names I've heard being used in real life. I've always loved the name Guinevere, it's mystical and beautifully feminine without being too saccharine, and lends itself to the very usable Gwen.

Millicent - I recently saw "A Quiet Place" with a group of friends and loved it! The eldest child in the film is played by actress Millicent "Milly" Simmonds, who was excellent in the role. It was refreshing to see Millicent being used, and I think it could really make a comeback.

Family Names - I've written a few times about names of my ancestors here and here, but I've found a few more I find interesting.

First is my great-grandfather and his siblings - they were children of German immigrants:

Serna
Adeline/Adelina
Gracelea/Graciela
William Charles
Marvin

And then some random fin…

Names Taken from Pierre-Auguste Renoir

"Portrait of Charles and Georges Durand-Ruel" by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Renoir was a leader in the Impressionist movement, and lived from 1841 to 1919. All the names in this post are taken from names of his paintings and his subjects which sat for them.

Female:

Lise
Jeanne
Berthe
Gabrielle
Christine
Angelina
Julie
Madeleine
Diana
Alice
Julienne
Sévérine
Henriette
Andrée
Elisabeth
Lucie
Adrienne
Marie Octavie
Romaine
Lydia
Francisca
Leontine
Marguerite
Alphonsine
Irene
Graziella
Camille
Suzanne
Marie-Therese
Aline
Lucienne
Renée
Erin
Nini
Misia
Tilla
Georgette
Amélie
Yvonne
Thérèse
Vera
Margot
Ellen
Rapha
Clementine
Marie Sophie

Male:

Alfred
Claude
Jules
Albert
Jacques
Robert
Coco
Pierre
Jean
Ambroise
Edmond
Victor
Charles
James
Lucien
Stephane
Eduoard
Alexander
Georges
Catulle
Paul
Barton
Frédéric
Joseph
Richard
Léonard
Eugene
Philippe

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