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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.

Famous Moms

The Kennedy Family in 1931
Happy Mother's Day! Where would we be without mothers? I don't know what I would do without mine. Here is a list of famous men and women and their mothers.

Queen Elizabeth II - Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon, or "Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother"
Winston Churchill - Jeanette "Jennie" Jerome
Sophia Loren - Romilda Villani
Ingrid Bergman - Frieda Henrietta "Friedel" Adler
John F. Kennedy - Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald
Lupita Nyong'o - Dorothy Nyong'o
Vita Sackville-West - Victoria Josefa Dolores Catalina Sackville-West
Florence Welch - Evelyn Welch
Leonardo DiCaprio - Irmelin Indenbirken
Sienna Miller - Josephine "Jo" Miller
Clark Gable - Adeline Hershelman
Voltaire -  Marie Marguerite d'Aumart
Geoffrey Rush - Merle Rush
Yves Saint Laurent - Lucienne Andrée Mathieu Saint Laurent
Zooey and Emily Deschanel - Mary Jo Weir
Frank Sinatra - Natalina Garaventa
Theodore Roosevelt - Martha Stewart "Mittie" Bulloch
Mads Mikkelsen - Bente Christiansen
Bradley Cooper - Gloria Campano
Rihanna - Monica Braithwaite
Emma Watson - Jacqueline Luesby
Vera Wang - Florence Wu
Idris Elba - Eve Elba
Leonardo da Vinci - Caterina
Ian McKellen - Margery Lois Sutcliffe
Pope Francis - Regina Maria Sivori
Mila Kunis - Elvira Kunis
Helen Mirren - Katherine Alexandrina Eva Matilda "Kitty" Rogers
Charlize Theron - Gerda Maritz
Daphe du Maurier - Muriel Beaumont
Jamie Foxx - Louise Annette Talley Dixon
F. Scott Fitzgerald - Mollie McQuillan
Adrien Brody - Sylvia Plachy

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