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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.

Watery Names

"Miranda - The Tempest" by John William Waterhouse
I am simultaneously afraid and fascinated by the ocean. It is so mysterious and so undiscovered, anything could be living out there. Here are some names that are as beautiful and strange as the place that inspired them.

Girls:

Darya - Persian, "Sea"
Maris - Latin, "Of the sea"
Naia - Basque, "Wave, sea foam"
Océane - French, "Ocean"
Mira - Sanskrit, "Sea, ocean"
Nereida - Greek, "Nymphs, sea sprites"
Rosemary - Latin, "Dew of the sea"
Muirgen - Gaelic, "Born of the sea"
Niloofar - Persian, "Water-lily"
Meri - Finnish, "Sea"
Aysu - Turkish, "Moon water"
Meltem - Turkish, "Sea wind"

Boys:

Windsor - English, "Riverbank with a windlass"
Mortimer - English or French, "Still water"
Llyr - Welsh, "The sea"
Irving - Scottish, "Green water"
Glyndwr - Welsh, "Valley water"
Nereus - Greek, "Water"

Unisex:

Lake
Afon - Welsh, "River"
Meredith - Welsh, "Great lord" or "sea lord"
Rivière - French, "River"
Marlowe - English, "Drained lake"
Kai - Hawaiian, "Sea"
Riu - Catalan, "River"

Comments

  1. There's something magical about sea names - Naia and Meri are quite mystical sounding.

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