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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".

Famous Lovers

"Tristan and Isolde with the Potion" by John William Waterhouse
In honor of Valentine's Day I've made this post on names of famous lovers, all the way from Tristan and Isolde to Jack and Rose.

Fictional Romance:

Tristan and Isolde/Iseult - Arthurian Legend; Opera

Lancelot and Guinevere - Arthurian Legend

Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet - "Pride and Prejudice"

Majnun and Layla - "Layla and Majnun"

Pyramus and Thisbe - "Metamorphoses"

Paris and Helen of Troy - Greek Mythology; "The Illiad"

Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt Bukater - "Titanic"

Paolo and Francesca - "Dante's Inferno"

Odysseus and Penelope - "The Odyssey"

Newland Archer and Countess Ellen Olenska - "The Age of Innocence"

Heathcliff and Cathy Earnshaw - "Wuthering Heights"

Westley and Buttercup - "The Princess Bride"

Edward Fairfax Rochester and Jane Eyre - "Jane Eyre"

Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet - "Romeo and Juliet"

W.P. Inman and Ada Monroe - "Cold Mountain"

Therese Belivet and Carol Aird - "The Price of Salt"

Rick Blaine and Ilsa Lund - "Casablanca"

Count Alexei Vronsky and Anna Karenina - "Anna Karenina"

Real Life Romance:

Peter Abelard and Héloïse d'Argenteuil

Mark Antony and Cleopatra

Voltaire and Émilie du Châtelet

John Keats and Fanny Brawne

Pierre and Marie Curie

Prince Albert and Queen Victoria

Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna

Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor

Comments

  1. Newland Archer and Madame Olenska in Age of Innocence
    Anna Karenina and Count Alexei Vronsky.

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