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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".

Long and Luxurious

Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia Nikolaevna
This is the sister post to my Short But Sweet one. These are the long, dramatic, and frilly names that I adore, and would absolutely love to see someone use. What are your favorite long and dramatic names? Do you have any reservations about using one?

Girls:

Anastasia
Perdita
Celestine
Gwendolen
Theodosia
Josephine
Thomasina
Wilhelmina
Eugenia
Tatiana
Ophelia
Ursula
Georgina
Romilly
Perpetua
Henrietta
Cecilia
Lucinda
Fortuna
Demelza
Angelica
Evangeline
Fenella
Rowena
Hesperia
Felicity
Casilda
Sibylla
Rosamund
Penelope
Adelaide
Lavinia
Cosima
Ottilie
Artemisia
Zenobia
Violetta
Cressida
Aurelia

Boys:

Rafferty
Frederick
Horatio
Emmanuel
Llewellyn
Leander
Orlando
Thaddeus
Casimir
Amadeus
Octavian
Montgomery
Florian
Everard
Lucius
Ignatius
Cillian
Gideon
Benedict
Leopold
Nicodemus
Sebastian
Cornelius
Atticus
Ferdinand
Constantine
Solomon
Lysander
Peregrine
Augustus

Comments

  1. Vesperina, Ermintrude, Leopoldine, Ursulina, Ottaviana, Zephyrine, Esclarmonde, Hippolyta, Thalassa, Berengaria, Hortensia and Frethesancia are a few of my favorites!

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