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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.

Names Taken from Ingmar Bergman (Part One)

Ingmar Bergman is perceived as one of the greatest and most influential directors of all time. His films were dark, dealing with things people were afraid to talk about; death, insanity, betrayal, and women's sexuality, just to name a few. Among his many awards are three Academy Awards, and a nomination for a Palm d'Or. He directed over sixty productions, his last movie was made when he was eighty-four.
Today's film is "Fanny and Alexander" or "Fanny och Alexander".

Women:

Fanny Ekdahl
Emilie Ekdahl
Maj
Rosa
Lydia Ekdahl
Helena Ekdahl
Alma Ekdahl
Emma
Tander
Karna
Petra
Eva Ekdahl
Jenny
Anna von Bohlen
Miss Vega
Siri
Pauline
Elsa Bergius
Blenda Vergerus
Alida
Justina
Selma
Lisen
Berta
Henrietta Vergerus
Miss Ester
Esmeralda
Hanna Schwartz
Grete Holm

Men:

Alexander Ekdahl
Carl Ekdahl
Oscar Ekdahl
Edvard Vergerus
Isak Jacobi
Gustav Adolf Ekdahl
Putte
Ismael Retzinsky
Filip Landahl
Tomas Graal
Aron Retzinsky
Mikael Bergman

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