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On My Mind: 2-14-2018

Aud - I stumbled upon some photos of Audrey Hepburn during her days as a chorus girl - she was posing on top of a building with some other chorus girls and some ice in a bid to stay cool during a summer day. The other girls were Enid Smeedon and Aud Johansen. I thought Aud's name was especially interesting. Aud is the modern form of Auðr, an old Norse name meaning "wealth, prosperity".

Dulcinea - A gorgeous name, especially for those who like longer, more dramatic options. Dulcinea would be a lovely name for a Valentine's baby - it comes from the Spanish dulce, meaning "sweet", and was invented by Miguel de Cervantes for the love interest of Don Quixote.

Pollux - I was surprised by this name's meaning - "very sweet" - because I don't think I've ever seen a boy's name with a meaning like it. In Greek mythology, Pollux is the twin of Castor, sons of Zeus, and the constellation Gemini is meant to represent them.

Hello, Spring!


"Spring" by James Jacques-Joseph Tissot
This is a little bit late! It's spring now, though it certainly doesn't feel like it here. One day it's cold and the next muggy. We just had a short rain, and it felt like a shower out there. I've always liked spring, despite my poor allergies and the unruly weather, as I'm a spring baby myself.
Please, let me know what you think of these names and which you would add!

Spring Names:

Anthea - Greek, "blossom"
Flora
Euthalia - Greek, "flower, bloom"
Idun/Idony - Norse Goddess of spring and immortality
Aviv/Aviva - Hebrew, "spring"
Oscar - Gaelic, "deer lover"
Tuulikki - Finnish, "little wind"
Chloe - Greek, "green shoot"
Fauna
Anfisa - Russian, "flower"
Calanthe - Greek, "beautiful flower", also the name of an orchid
Jarilo - Slavic God of spring, fertility, and vegetation
Nouvel - French, "new"
Madhava - Sanskrit, "vernal, of the springtime"
Zibiah - Hebrew, "roe, deer"

Words:

Forsythia
March
Anemone
Spring
April
Day
Iris
Hyacinth
Floréal - Was the eighth month in French Republic Calendar, comes from the Latin flo meaning "flower"
Trillium
Angelica
Phoebe (bird)
Green
Primavera - A romantic name for Spring
Bird/Birdie
Jonquil
Tulip
Doe
May
Fleur
Easter/Ostara
Primrose

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