On My Mind: 7-7-14

Dovima - Dorothy Virginia Margaret Juba, better known simply as Dovima, was a famous model of the 50's and rumored to be the highest paid at the time. She was discovered on a sidewalk in New York, and the next day had a shoot with Irving Penn. Richard Avedon called her "the most remarkable and unconventional beauty of her time".

Garnet - I love seeing names deemed as "feminine" on men, as it is so often the opposite. Garnet Wolesely was named after his father, a Major.

Angharad - I'm currently reading "The Blue Sword" by Robin McKinley. The main character is Angharad "Harry" Crewe, an orphan who is sent to live in Istan, a military outpost, and eventually becomes a warrior of Damar. Angharad is of Welsh origin and means "more love".

Oberyn - Oberyn Martell was one of the most popular characters on the last season of "Game of Thrones". Oberyn is most likely a form of Oberon, which Shakespeare used for the name of his fairy king in "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

Ellaria - Oberyn Martell's paramour is Ellaria Sand. I think Ellaria is really stunning, and would love to see it in use.

Peregrin - I recently re-watched "The Fellowship of the Ring" and was reminded of how much I love Peregrin (Peregrine is my preferred spelling though), and how cute the nickname "Pippin" is.


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