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On My Mind: 2-14-2018

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.

A Collection of Names Taken from Lithuanian Consorts

Masculin au Féminin

Pete Wentz Has a Boy

The Children of Catherine of Mecklenburg

Oya

The Children of Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Vale

Wonderously Welsh

A Collection of Names Taken from Roman Empresses (Part Four)

A Collection of Names Taken from Roman Empresses (Part Three)

Names Worn by Vanessa Redgrave