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Model Names: Girls, no.1

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Out of all celebrities models have the best names. On my previous blog I used to make posts every now and again featuring model's names, and I thought I would do that again, here. Enjoy! Kawani Prenter - Australia - Middle name is Yumi, father's name is Kieron, mother is Liliane, and sister is Yasmin Willow Hand  - America - Real name is Alexandra Eduarda Reis Cora Keegan - America Waleska Gorczeski - Brazil Moa Åberg - Sweden Astrid Holler - Australia Naro Lokuruka - Kenya Aliz Menyhert - Hungary Kirin Dejonckheere - Belgium Marthe Wiggers - The Netherlands Hedvig Palm - Sweden Kai Newman - Jamaica Abi Fox - England - Real name is Abigail Catrinel Menghia - Romania Queeny van der Zande - The Netherlands Noam Frost - Israel Amilna Estevão - Angola Othilia Simon - France Thea Arvidsson - Sweden Ophélie Guillermand - France Teddy Quinlivan Afrodita Dorado Getter Killing - Estonia Beasley Nester - America Zuzu Tadeushuk - Ame

Famous Name: Idina

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Lady Idina Sackville I'm a pop culture junkie, so these new posts unabashedly feed into that obsession. I'll be highlighting famous and rare names in these posts, discussing where they came from and if they're usable at all, or if they're too tied to said celebrity. First up is Idina. Origin: Possibly Hebrew Gender: Female Meaning: Possibly "delicate" or "gentle" Pronunciation: EYE-deen-uh Other forms: Possibly Adina or Edina Mezzo-soprano Idina Menzel has been on the verge of really breaking into common knowledge for years now, originating the roles of Maureen Johnson and playing her in the film version of Broadway hit "Rent", and Elphaba in "Wicked", which won her a Tony, and playing the role of Patrick Dempsey's fiancee in Disney's "Enchanted", but it wasn't really until she voiced the character of Princess Elsa in "Frozen" that she really hit it big. Born in New York, Menzel come

Free to a Good Home: Girls, pt. 1

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"The Penitent Magdalene" by Tintoretto Okay, so here's the truth about me: I'm super picky about what names I would actually consider, so picky that at any given moment I have only about 2-3 names for boys and girls I actually love and would give to a child, so my list of names I'd like others to use is definitely longer. I have decided to set them free, and list what's so great about them, and feature a few combos, in the hopes that others will use them and find inspiration in them! So here is part one of a probably pretty long series, that I have split up into boy's and girl's. Magdalene - Origin: Hebrew Gender: Female Meaning: A title meaning "Of Magdala", Magdala meant "tower" Pronunciation: MAG-da-len Other forms: Magda, Malene, Magdolna Malin, Magali, Madeleine, Magdalena Combos: Cecily Magdalene, Magdalene Rose, Thea/Theodora Magdalene, Magdalene Plum. Beautiful, wonderful, forgotten Magdalene. Saint Mary Magdal

Thadéline

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Origin : Unknown, possibly Germanic Gender : Female Meaning : N/A Pronunciation : N/A Other forms : N/A Thank you to Winter Flodman-Cash for suggesting Thadéline! I always love discovering new and unusual names, and love trying to find where they come from, so I was excited to do some research on Thadéline. To me, Thadéline looks like a form of the Ancient Germanic Theudelinda, also sometimes seen as Theodelinda or Dietlinde, which comes from theud , "people", and linde , "soft, tender". I would pronounce it either as "THAD-day-leen" or "TAH-day-leen". Another idea is that is possibly just an elaborate feminine form of Thaddeus, meaning something like "heart". Theodelinda was a Queen of the Lombards , and is credited as building churches in Tuscany and Lombardy, after converting her second husband, Agilulf , to Catholicism. Either way, it is a beautiful name! Thanks for bringing this one to my attention.

Praxis and Her Sisters

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"Saint Praxidis" by Vermeer Origin : Greek Gender : Female Meaning : "Practical", or "action" Pronunciation : N/A Other forms : Praxilla, Praxedes/Praxedis/Praxidis,  Praxède/ Praxéda, Praxed, Prassede Thank you to Winter Flodman-Cash for suggesting Praxis (and her many other forms)! Praxis is a Greek name meaning "practical", and is an epithet for the Goddess Aphrodite, and in that sense it is thought to mean more "action" or "active", as in the action of sexual intercourse. I'm not sure on a pronunciation, but I figured it could be something like "prah-ZEES", or the way I automatically say it, "PRACK-sus". Praxis is also the word used for the practice of faith and worship for the Eastern Orthodox church, and "The Praxis School" is a school of Marxist philosophy. You must pass a Praxis test to become a certified teacher in the United States. Praxis is also a genus of moth in the