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On My Mind: 4-20-18

Guinevere - At work I overheard a girl - she was probably around four years old - being called Guinevere. I was so pleasantly surprised and it's probably one of the most unusual names I've heard being used in real life. I've always loved the name Guinevere, it's mystical and beautifully feminine without being too saccharine, and lends itself to the very usable Gwen.

Millicent - I recently saw "A Quiet Place" with a group of friends and loved it! The eldest child in the film is played by actress Millicent "Milly" Simmonds, who was excellent in the role. It was refreshing to see Millicent being used, and I think it could really make a comeback.

Family Names - I've written a few times about names of my ancestors here and here, but I've found a few more I find interesting.

First is my great-grandfather and his siblings - they were children of German immigrants:

Serna
Adeline/Adelina
Gracelea/Graciela
William Charles
Marvin

And then some random fin…

Aslaug

Team Norway

Eustace

Team Hungary

A Collection of Names Taken from French Consorts (Part Three)

Princess Madeleine Gives Birth to a Baby Girl

The Children of Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen

A Collection of Names Taken from French Consorts (Part Two)

A Collection of Names Taken from French Consorts (Part One)

The Children of Princess Margarete Karola of Saxony

Charmingly Czech

Team Russia

Team Spain

The Children of Leopold I of Belgium

The Virtues of a Classic Name

Team Japan

Team France

Melissa George Welcomes a Baby Boy

Team Finland

Team Austria

What Middle Names Would You Give to the Darling Boys?

The Children of Prince Pavlos of Greece, and Denmark

Top Names in Finland