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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".

Names Taken from Lord Frederic Leighton

"Pavonia" by Lord Frederic Leighton
Lord Frederic Leighton was an English artist who lived from 1830 to 1896. He was also the bearer of the shortest lived peerage ever; it was a hereditary title, and he had it only one day before he died.

Female:

Phoebe
May
Actaea
Clytie
Psamathe
Acme
Venus
Persephone
Nausicaa
Andromache
Ida
Pysche
Antigone
Sibyl
Electra
Clytemnestra
Andromeda
Iphigenia
Hero
Pavonia (A genus of plants)

Male:

Icarus
Daedalus
Septimus
Elijah
Richard
Frederic
Dante
Perseus
Henry
Cymon
Hercules
Agamemnon
Alcestis
Jonathan
David

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