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Aud - I stumbled upon some photos of Audrey Hepburn during her days as a chorus girl - she was posing on top of a building with some other chorus girls and some ice in a bid to stay cool during a summer day. The other girls were Enid Smeedon and Aud Johansen. I thought Aud's name was especially interesting. Aud is the modern form of Auðr, an old Norse name meaning "wealth, prosperity".

Dulcinea - A gorgeous name, especially for those who like longer, more dramatic options. Dulcinea would be a lovely name for a Valentine's baby - it comes from the Spanish dulce, meaning "sweet", and was invented by Miguel de Cervantes for the love interest of Don Quixote.

Pollux - I was surprised by this name's meaning - "very sweet" - because I don't think I've ever seen a boy's name with a meaning like it. In Greek mythology, Pollux is the twin of Castor, sons of Zeus, and the constellation Gemini is meant to represent them.

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The Children of Myles Standish

The Children of Marie Leszczyńska

Top Names in Ukraine

Top Names in Japan

The Grandchildren of Queen Victoria: Part Eight

Top Names in Catalonia, Spain

The Grandchildren of Queen Victoria: Part Seven

The Grandchildren of Queen Victoria: Part Six

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Bird Names

The Grandchildren of Queen Victoria: Part Five

The Grandchildren of Queen Victoria: Part Four

The Grandchildren of Queen Victoria: Part Three

The Grandchildren of Queen Victoria: Part Two

The Grandchildren of Queen Victoria: Part One

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Top Names in Russia

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