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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".

Surnames for Girls

Mia Farrow
I know, I know, surnames for girls is kind of taboo in the naming world. I do understand some of the hate, but I also think there are some exceptions. I also love it when the maiden name is used, either as a first or middle. If my own surname sounded nice enough for a name, I would use it in a heartbeat; unfortunately it doesn't. But here are some that I think wear especially nice on little girls.

Baker
Fifer/Pfeiffer
Abbott
Weaver
Foster
Shaw
Lane
Fontaine
Silva
English (Guilty pleasure!)
Joplin
Painter
Madigan
Winslet
Marlowe
Golightly
Draper
Foley
Blanchett
Munro
Paige/Page
Sayer
Hart
Fisher

Comments

  1. I actually love this trend (when it's done well). There are some superb options here, and I think a lot of them work really well for boys and girls. I love the unisex feel. You featured a lot that I really love!

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