On My Mind: 5-12-14
|Janet Montgomery as Mary Sibley in "Salem"|
Tobias - Biblical Tobias is being seen more and more, from "Divergent" hero Tobias "Four" Eaton to actor Tobias Menzies. With the nickname Toby, it is instantly more usable.
Betsy - Often cited as one of the frumpiest forms of Elizabeth, Betsy has found its way into my heart. It is a perfect mix of spunky and sweet, and with more and more parents looking for unusual vintage names, I see it making a comeback.
Rollo - I first came across this name when I looked up actor Rollo Weeks, who has sisters who are actresses named Perdita and Honeysuckle, and was reminded of it while watching "Vikings". Ragnar Lothbrok has a brother named Rollo, with whom he has a rather strained relationship. Though in the show they pronounce it "RO-low" it is usually said "RAHL-oh".
Ida - The Danish have already discovered how beautiful Ida truly is (where it is pronounced "EE-dah"); it ranks #2. It is also given a dose of star power by actress Ida Lupino.
Lionel - Leo is having its heyday right now, and I wonder if Lionel will ever follow suit. Lionel is currently #805 in the US, making it a great alternative.