Saturday, March 17

Rare Dutch Girls: Part Four


illustration by Rie Cramer, via janwillemsen on Flickr


On to the names used not once, but twice, in last year's Dutch birth announcements. Enjoy!


Afnane 
Ahlaam 
Almila
Annemé    
Bodien  the more I hear/see these Bodine variants (Bodijn, etc ...) the more I like them
Cacharel — a better sound than Armani or something
Cattleya 
Danou
Désanne
Emmelotte  
Esmeray  
Feli-Vienne 
Giverny — here's an unusual place name, very pretty
Irsa 
Joss — I love this on a girl  
Jülide 
Loek
Maevi 
Marlot 
Mint 
Navine
Niva
Pem
Svenne
Tinke 

3 comments:

  1. Maevi is cute enough - especially if you feel Maeve is too harsh.

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  2. Pem, Danou, and Feli-Vienne are tickling me. love.

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  3. Cattleya is a type of South American orchid - it's a highly unusual flower name!

    In Marcel Proust's "In Search of Lost Time", cattleya is used as a euphemism for lovemaking. Plus, I just can't get over the "cattle" part.

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