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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 John Singer Sargent

"Mrs. Fiske Warren (Gretchen Osgood) and Her Daughter Rachel" by John Singer Sargent
John Singer Sargent was a leading painter of portraits during his time, and painted the famous "Madame X", showing the pale, red haired Virginie Amélie Avegno Gautreau in a black dress, the strap having fallen down her shoulders. It caused a great scandal, leaving the model humiliated as well as Sargent, though it may have helped further his career in America and Britain. He lived from 1856 to 1925.

Female:

Elsie
Rosina
Beatrice
Mabel Veronica
Nancy
Ruth
Dorothy
Caroline
Ena
Leonora
Emily
Gladys
Suzanne
Flora
Betty
Rachel
Mary
Catherine
Ana
Sylvia
Elizabeth
Helen
Olivia
Gigia
Edith
Louise
Ida
Alice
Frances Winifred
Margaretta
Essie
Florence Adele
Claire Annabel Caroline
Rose Marie-Louise
Gretchen
Ruby
Cicely
Mathilde
Sybil
Cara
Alexandra
Teresa
Rose-Marie
Henrietta
Maud
Etta
Marie-Louise
Sally
Theo
Ada
Millicent
Judith
Charlotte
Gitana
Cora
Polly
Blanche
Isabella
Therese
Grace
Almina
Daisy
Eva
Carmela
Reine
Hylda
Winifred

Male:

Jacques
Isaac
Manuel
Albert
Henry
Ferdinand
Calvin
Woodrow
George
Charles
Waldo
Edouard
Antonio
Conrad
Theodore
Hercules
Ernst-Ange
Francisco
Peter
Randall
Gordon
Alberto
Claude
Osbert
Auguste
Sacherverell
Eugene
Conway
Homer
Pater
Caspar
Frank
Ambrogio
Lawrence
Philip
Alfred
Winston
Carolus
Robert

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