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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".

Still Dusty

Frida Kahlo
Vintage names are a trend that keeps on growing, but with more and more people trying to be unusual, the pool of fusty names seems to be drying up. Here I have compiled a list of names that are still flying under the radar, and have yet to be dusted off.

Girls:

Nadine
Prudence
Francine
Velma
Dorothy
Rita
Thomasina
Margery
Ida
Constance
Merle
Thelma
Frida
Dinah
Nancy
Augustine
Edna
Beryl
Gail
Marlene
Harriet
Gertrude

Boys:

Wallace
Ike
Newton
Sidney
Cecil
Mortimer
Barnaby
Merle
Reuben
Stanley
Wendell
Harold
Clifford
Bernard
Rudolph
Eugene
Cyril

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