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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".

A Collection of Names Taken from Lithuanian Consorts

Ludwika Maria Gonzaga
I had tons of fun looking these up. My personal favorite is probably Jadwiga.

Morta
Ludmila of Masovia (?)
Vida
Olga Vsevolodovna of Smolensk
Ievna Ivanovna of Polotsk
Maria Yaroslavna of Vitebsk
Uliana Alexandrovna of Tver
Birutė
Jadwiga of Poland
Anna
Uliana Olshansky
Anna of Tver
Elisabeth of Austria
Helena of Moscow
Barbara Zápolya
Bona Sforza
Elisabeth of Austria
Barbara Radziwiłł
Catherine of Austria
Anna of Austria
Constance of Austria
Cecilia Renata of Austria
Ludwika Maria Gonzaga
Eleonora Maria Josefa of Austria
Marie Casimire Louise de la Grange d'Arquien
Christiane Eberhardine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth
Catherine Opalińska
Maria Josepha of Austria

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