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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".

On My Mind: 12-22-17

The Cast of "The Last Jedi"
Star Wars Names - I'm going to remain mum on my opinion on The Last Jedi (I'm still conflicted) however I will comment on some of my favorite names from the Star Wars universe! From the common Rey, Finn, Luke, and Leia, to the more unusual but just as lovely AhsokaPadmé Amidala (both usable if you're brave!), Kylo, Phasma, Bail, and Poe. In latest installment they introduced a new character named Admiral Holdo - her first name being the attractive Amilyn.

Creeley - I've been watching USA's new show "Damnation". One of the characters, a mysterious strike-breaker played by Logan Marshall-Green, is named Creeley. I can see the appeal for some people, especially those who like that sort of southern boy sound. Creeley is an Irish surname, derived from Mac Raghallaigh by way of Crawley or MacCrawley.

Robin - I've always loved the name Robin for a boy, but after catching "Gunpowder", the story of the gunpowder plot involving Guy Fawkes and Robert Catesby and others, I've really been thinking over it. Robert Catesby is affectionately called "Robin" by his family.

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