Skip to main content


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".

Names from Ogden's St. Julien Cigarette Cards - Pt. 1

Starting in 1875 in the US by the Allen and Ginter tobacco company, cigarette cards, which were sold in packs of cigarettes to not only stiffen the cigarette package, but also as a bit of clever advertising. They would feature anything from boxers, actresses, nature, military heroes, and sportsmen.

They went extinct during WWII, being discontinued to save paper, and never really picked back up, however one company, Doral, started trying to do so in 2000.
I came upon the Ogden's St. Julien collection called "beauty series" featuring actresses some time in the 1900's, and thought it would rather interesting to list their names!

Tell me what you think of this post, and which names were your favorites, of course!

Blanche Thorpe
Cissie Loftus
Clara Butt
Dora Barton
Dorothea Baird
Esme Beringer
Ethel Barrymore
Ethel Irving
Ethel Matthews
Evelyn Millard
Frances Earle
Helen Macbeth
Hilda Gunn
Isabel Jay
Jane May
Jessie Mooney
Julia Arthur
Kate Cove
Lena Ashwell
Lettice Fairfax
Lilian Braithwaite
Lily Brayton
Lily Hanbury
Lily Langtry
Louie Pounds
Mabelle Gillman


  1. In Australia we had a poet called Dorothea! [McKellar] There aren't many names here I'd be happy about having myself, though... "Lettice"? "Esme"?? Good thing my characters can't complain... ;)

    1. Lettice can be a tricky one, but Esme is quite beautiful, especially with the "ez-may" pronunciation. Thank you for your comment!


Post a Comment

Popular Posts