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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".

Ice Queens

Mao Asada
I am so fascinated by ice skaters, it is probably my favorite part of the Winter Olympics and I always look forward to it. One of the reasons I also have a slight obsession with the Olympics (aside from the fact I have no skill in any sport, ever) is all the great names. I thought it was a perfect time for me to channel my obsession into a post, starting with female ice skaters.

Mao Asada - Japan
Galit Chait - Israel
Herma Szabo - Austria
Manuela Groß - Germany
Albena Denkova - Bulgaria
Sonja Henie - Norway
Micheline Lannoy - Belgium
Surya Bonaly - France
Tenley Albright - USA
Sjoukje Dijkstra - Netherlands
Ekaterina "Katia" Gordeeva - Russia
Narumi Takahashi - Japan
Tanith Belbin - USA
Melitta Brunner - Austria
Ksenia Stolbova - Russia
Romy Kermer - Germany
Svea Norén - Sweden
Liselotte Landbeck - Austria
Fumie Suguri - Japan
Tessa Virture - Canada
Federica Faiella - Italy
Dagmar Lurz - Germany
Cecil Smith - Canada
Heidemarie Steiner - Germany
Dorota Siudek - Poland
Marika Kilius - Germany
Radka Kovaříková - Czech Republic
Meryl Davis - USA
Elizaveta "Liza" Tuktamysheva - Russia
Sabine Baeß - Germany
Ludmila Belousova - Russia
Andrée Brunet - France
Shizuka Arakawa - Japan
Evgenia Medvedeva - Russia
Oksana Baiul - Ukraine

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