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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.


Rudolf Nureyev
And on to the men.

Michael Somes
Asaf Messerer
Pyotr Gusev
Ángel Corella
Theodore Kosloff
Laurent Hilaire
Askold Makarov
Tory Dobrin
Jacques d'Amboise
Kip Gamblin
Roberto Bolle
Rudolf Nureyev
Devin Alberda
Tama Barry
Palle Jacobsen
Spartak Hoxha
Igor Kolb
Lew Christiansen
Ethan Stiefel
Attila Bongar
Yat-Sen Chang
Jeronimo Forteza Ramos
Federico Bonelli
Nikolaj Hübbe
Rudi van Dantzig
Mats Ek
Nicolas Le Riche
Taras Domitro
Jeffrey Golladay
Mikhail "Misha" Baryshnikov
Flemming Flindt
Stéphane Bullion
Erik Bruhn
Chengwu Gao
Farukh Ruzimatov
Rupert Pennefather
Henning Kronstam
Jean-Lucien Massot
Leslie Edwards
Boris Fenster
Vakhtang Chabukiani
Maris Liepa
Jaap Flier
Thiago Soares
Arch Higgins
Léonide Massine
Aleksey Yermolayev
Pierre Beauchamp
Altin Kaftira
George Balanchine
Nacho Duato
Darius Barnes


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