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On My Mind: 7-16-17

Gus, Theo, and Ruby - At work I recently heard of a sibset consisting of eldest brother Gus, and then Theo, and a little sister named Ruby. It's so unusual (especially in my small southern town) to hear such stylish names that I was pretty floored when I heard it.

Augustine - Another name sighting from work - a little boy was calling for his friend all across the arcade - his name was Augustine.

Libuše - I've really been into Czech names here lately, and this one is one of my favorites. It comes from the Czech lib - which means "love". In legend, Libuše, also sometimes calledLubuše, Libussa, or Lubossa, was the name of a Princess and the founder of Prague.

Bond Girls Pt. 1

Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder in "Dr. No"
Although Bond Girls are unfortunately portrayed as little more than sexual objects, I have to say that I love them and their ridiculous names.
My favorite name out of all them is probably Eve Moneypenny (and yes, you can fight me about whether or not she really is a "Bond girl"), or Vesper Lynd.
In these posts I'll only be featuring the names from the films, but I might do the ones from the books at a later date. This is going to be really long, so I apologize in advance. The names in parenthesis are the names of the actresses.

Dr. No (1962): 
Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress; In the book her name is Honeychile Rider)
Sylvia Trench (Eunice Gayson)
Miss Taro (Zena Marshall)

From Russia with Love (1963):
Tatiana Romanova (Daniela Bianchi)
Sylvia Trench
Zora (Martine Beswick)
Vida (Aliza Gur)

Goldfinger (1964):
Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman)
Jill Masterson (Shirley Eaton)
Tilly Masterson (Tania Mallet)
Dink (Margaret Nolan)
Bonita (Nadja Regin)

Thunderball (1965):
Domino Derval (Claudine Auger; Dominetta Vitali in the book)
Fiona Volpe (Luciana Paluzzi)
Patricia "Pat" Fearing (Molly Peters)

You Only Live Twice (1967):
Kissy Suzuki (Mie Hama)
Aki (Akiko Wakabayashi)
Ling (Tsai Chin)
Helga Brandt (Karin Dor)

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969):
Teresa di Vincenzo or Tracy Bond (Diana Rigg)
Nancy (Catherine Schell)
Ruby Bartlett (Angela Scoular)

Diamonds Are Forever (1971):
Tiffany Case (Jill St. John)
Marie (Denise Perrier)
Plenty O'Toole (Lana Wood)

Live and Let Die (1973):
Simone "Solitaire" Latrelle (Jane Seymour)
Rosie Carver (Gloria Hendry)
Miss Caruso (Madeline Smith)

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974):
Mary Goodnight (Britt Ekland)
Andrea Anders (Maud Adams)
Saida (Carmen du Sautoy)

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977):
Anya Amasova (Barbara Bach)
Naomi (Caroline Munro)
Felicca (Olga Bisera)

Moonraker (1979):
Holly Goodhead (Lois Chiles)
Corinne Dufour (Corinne Cléry)
Manuela (Emily Bolton)
Dolly (Blanche Ravalec)

For Your Eyes Only (1981):
Melina Havelock (Carole Bouquet)
Lisl Von Schlaf (Cassandra Harris)

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