Names Worn By Marie Cabel
She then became quite popular, and the theatre, which was in a working class part of Paris, started to have customers from more well-bred backgrounds, including Napoleon III and his wife, Eugénie de Montijo.
After the death of Seveste, although she was now no longer under contract, the new owner Émile Perrin, was able to persuade Marie to stay, and she signed a five year contract. Marie became more and more popular, and even her less-appreciated roles drew crowds. The famous "Laughing song" or "Éclat de rire" in its original French, was said to have been created for her. One of her most famous roles was of that of Philine in "Mignon". She continued to work for many years, but sadly was taken to an asylum after her mental health decreased, and died. I was surprised by how simple and rather easy her life was compared to many of her time, even though her end was a sad one.
Athénaïs - "Les mousquetaires de la reine" - This lovely French name comes from the Greek Athenais which came from the name of the Goddess Athena. It is pronounced "a-tay-na-EES".
Toinon - "Le bijou perdu" - I have to say I've never seen this name before, though it seems to be used mainly as a surname. It has also been suggested as a form of Antonia or Antoinette.
Corbin - "Georgette ou Le moulin de Fontneoy" - I found this one especially unusual, as it is usually used for men. Corbin comes from the French corbeau meaning "raven", and was usually used for someone who had dark hair. I rather like this for a girl.
Rosine - "Peines d'amour perdues" - One of the prettiest Rose names, Rosine is a French diminutive of it. Early actress Sarah Bernhardt was born Rosine.
Dinorah - "Dinorah" or "Le pardon de Ploërmel" - This name is sometimes cited as a form of Dinah, coming from the Hebrew din, meaning "trial" or "judgement". It has also been credited as being of Arabic origin and coming from dinur, "of fire".
Philine - "Mignon" - Possibly her most famous role, Marie was the original Philine. It could be a form of the Greek philai, meaning "to love, to caress". It has a soft, romantic sound, and would make a great way to honor a Philip.
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