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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.

Silent Screen Names at Nameberry

The Names of Fictional, Factual, and Mythological Witches

Zooey Deschanel Welcomes a Girl

Carey Mulligan Reveals Name of Baby Girl

Lily Cole Gives Birth to a Daughter

Names for the Eccentric Aristocrats

Male or Female?

The Children of Gisela of Austria

Arthurian Names Over at Nameberry

My Guilty Pleasures

The Children of Konstantin Konstantinovich

Long and Luxurious

The Children of Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

The Children of Maria Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

On My Mind: 5-4-15

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Announce the Name!

Go Read My Post at Nameberry!

Miss World Winners -- 1980-2014

Miss World Winners -- 1951-1979

The Children of Eugène de Beauharnais

Janet

The Children of Princess Marie-Cécile of Prussia

Names of the WAMPAS Baby Stars

The Children of Nicholas II of Russia

On My Mind: 4-20-15

This or That? (Boys)

This or That? (Girls)

Short But Sweet

Apartment Therapy (10)

The Children of Farah Pahlavi

Hello, Spring!

Cynthia

Ice Kings

Ice Queens

The Children of Olav V

Cate Blanchett Adopts a Girl

Names Taken from Ingmar Bergman (Part Six)

Names Taken from Ingmar Bergman (Part Five)

Names Taken from Ingmar Bergman (Part Four)

Names Taken from Ingmar Bergman (Part Three)

Names Taken from Ingmar Bergman (Part Two)

Names Taken from Ingmar Bergman (Part One)

The Children of Maria Josepha of Saxony

Names Worn By Marie Cabel

The Children of Louise, Princess Royal

Agilulf

Famous Lovers

Godeliva

Names from Jupiter Ascending