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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".

Romantic: Girls

"Women in a Garden" by Claude Monet
My definition of a romantic name is something usually long, frilly, sometimes a little heavy and dusty or sometimes whispery and soft, a name I could imagine on a lady walking through a garden in Victorian clothes, or at a ball, dancing in pink, lilac, or blue. Maybe even on a girl with hair cropped to her chin, wandering outside barefooted, a notepad in her hand, drawing butterflies and getting caught in the rain. The smells I imagine are petrichor, linen, and roses. Sounds are water in a fountain, rustling of leaves, pencil on paper.
What do you consider a "romantic" name?
Do any of the ones I listed make you feel the same? Please let me know in the comment section below.

Cassandra
Theodosia
Gwendolen and Guinevere
Helena
Marguerite
Georgette
Francesca
Winifred
Euphemia
Thomasina
Louisa
Marisol
Fenella
Esmeray
Pernille
Violette
Josephine
Giosetta
Veronique
Lilias
Cecily and Cecile
Philomena and Philomène
Annunziata
Leontine
Hespera
Fidelma
Ophelia
Elspeth
Anastasia
Phoebe
Esme
Beatrix
Cloelia
Venetia
Hyacinth
Marceline
Isadora
Ophelia
Felicity
Eveline

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