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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.

Silent Star Names


I've been entranced by silent films ever since I saw the 1926 "The Scarlet Letter" starring Lillian Gish and Lars Hanson early one morning. I loved the heavy makeup and the over the top performances, the glamor and the fashion. The names are also really great, especially the women's, which were really spunky. I tried to feature a lot of the more prominent stars of the time so we could get an idea of what was popular, but a few of the more unusual names of lesser known stars slipped in! If you comment, please let me know what your favorite silent film is!

Ladies:

Anita Page
Lila Lee
Jobyna Ralston
Madge Bellamy
Betty Bronson
Renée Adorée
Madlaine Traverse
Nita Naldi
Billie Dove
Marguerite De La Motte
Leatrice Joy
Texas Guinan
Zena Keefe
Lillian and Dorothy Gish
Bessie Love
Teddy Sampson
Anna May Wong
Theda Bara
Mae Marsh
Alta Allen
Francelia Billington
Minta Durfee (real name was Araminta)
Louise Brooks
ZaSu Pitts
Clara Bow
Marion Davies
Thelma Todd
Norma Shearer
Bebe Daniels

Men:

Nils Asther
John Barrymore
Rod La Rocque
Charlie Chaplin
Gary Cooper
Antonio Moreno
Rudolph Valentino
Lon Chaney
Monte Blue
Ronald Colman
Adolphe Menjou
Wallace Reid
Douglas Fairbanks
John Gilbert
Ramon Navarro

Comments

  1. My favourite names:
    Billie Dove
    Bessie Love
    Clara Bow

    Favourite pretty faces/actresses:
    Lillian Gish
    Bebe Daniels <3
    Zasu Pitts
    Theda Bara

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