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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.

Name Requests and Naming Help

Name Requests:
If you have a name you'd like to be featured in a post, please suggest one here and please specify if you want a post about it, or if it's just a quick question.

Naming Help:
I'd love to start doing name help, so if you would like some help naming a child, or a pet, or even a character, please let me know in the comments, then we can switch to email.

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  1. Um, do you have any further info on Nonín?

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    1. Unfortunately I cannot find anything else about the name Nonín, except for the fact it means "daisy" in Irish.

      Sorry.

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    2. I do, however, know it is pronounced no-neen. I'm not sure which syllable the stress goes on.

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    3. Ah, that's ok. I've struggled to find anything else out about her too :/

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    4. It's 'Nóinín' and the emphasis is on the first syllable: 'NO-neen'. And yes, it just means 'daisy'. :)

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  2. I'd love to submit a few names...do you have a vampire list?

    We can go way beyond Vlad....

    Andre/Andreas
    Lysander
    Darius
    Walker
    Theodurus
    Christoff/Kristoff
    Hale
    Shayne
    Draven
    Craven
    Raven (uni)
    Phillipe
    Johan
    Wolfgang

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    1. I do not have a vampire list, as of yet. Though I will probably get around to having one sometime soon. Thanks for the suggestions!

      Would you like for me to profile some of the names seperately, or just put them on a list?

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  3. This isn't for any specific name but rather a request for one of those "naming families from your imagination" posts!! :)

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  4. Sure thing! I just posted another one.

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  5. I was wondering if you could profile the name Astoria- it's the name of a character of mine, though she goes by the nickname Story. Her sister is Astarte "Star". From what I could gather on the internet, Astoria is of German origin and means a goshawk but I always figured it was Greek and had the meaning of star, but maybe I'm thinking of something else?

    Not that I mean to put this as an afterthought, but I seriously enjoy your blog and I've even used a few names for chaarcters. So thanks for the blog :)

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    1. I'm glad you enjoy the blog! I'll get to work on Astoria right away.

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  6. How about hip nicknames for names that were popular and overused in the 50s
    like Susan and karen and Linda??? I went through 12 years of
    school with five other girls who shared the same first name and none of us had nick names......very confusing :)

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    1. That's a good idea! I'll make a post on it. Thanks.

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  7. Hello, I was wondering if you could please profile the French female name Séverine and if you had any other suggestions for female names ending in -ette or -et. Thank you!

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  8. Sure I will!

    Some suggestions:
    Annet
    Bernadette
    Claudette
    Colette
    Fleurette/Florette
    Francette
    Huguette
    Jacquette
    Juliet
    Lucette
    Mariette
    Garnet
    Margaret
    Musette
    Rosette

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  9. Would you mind doing a work up on: Girls: Clariandra and Godeleva/Godeliva Boys: Agilulf and Boris

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    1. I already did one on Boris: http://thebeautyofnames.blogspot.com/2012/12/boris.html

      I'll see what I can dig up on the others! Thanks.

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  10. I request: Praxedis/Praesilia/Prascède/Praxéda/Praxède/Praxende/Praxène/Praxide/ Praxile/Praxilia/Praxilla or whatever spelling you choose! ;-)

    -on this name I have done a little bit of research. its Greek. I know its connected to praxis, which is sometimes connected to aphrodite. Associated to sex and conception. Sometimes interchangeable with Eupraxia, and nook did a small post on Plaxy. But I don't know of any famous people with the name or its usage. You might know where else to look or dig up...

    Thadéline - is this a pretty form of Thadius/Theodore? and Théocadia- similar to leocadia but I can't remember the cadia- Divine splendedness?

    Talleyrand and Télismond (monde- french form of German Munda for protection-don't know the fist half) for the boys


    Thank You!

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    1. you can feature them if you want too!

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    2. I'll get to researching them! Thank you.

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    3. Also, on my old blog Midwinter Names I profiled Praxilla - here is the link https://midwinternames.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/praxilla/

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    4. I have found both Talleyrand and Telismond as surnames, Talleyrand in the example of Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, a French politician in the early 1800's. "Talleyrand" has become a sort of name for crafty diplomacy.

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    5. Sweet thank you for that tidbit. You eased my curiosity. I'm using them in a children's book as first. Wanted to make sure that they weren't nefarious in meaning. Thank you very much. and I'm heading over to midwinter blog to read up on Praxilla and your new post on her variety of sisters. :-)

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  11. I'd love suggestions for baby girl names!!

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    1. Wonderful! Shoot me an email at breeo1@outlook.com telling me some names you like, what preferences you have, what names you've considered, and anything else! I look forward to speaking to you!

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  12. Do you know the origins of the name Pigménie ? Also, I had to share this spelling with you. It caught my attention and I'm certain that you will get a kick out of it. It's rather crafty in my opinion. Thessalonique.

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    1. Couldn't find much on Pigménie. I see there is a Saint Pigménie, and also a Saint Pigmenius, but I'm not sure if they're one in the same. I like Thessalonique! I believe it's the French name for the Greek port city of Thessaloniki.

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  13. Would you mind doing a post on Pompei/Pompeianna. I love Pompie as nm for a little girl.

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