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Mother’s Day Names: Noteworthy names of notables’ moms

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Well, the announcement of the coronation of Isabella on Friday usurped our regular Mother’s Day blog spot, but we hope you’re still feeling enough of an afterglow to enjoy revisiting this gathering of  some of the more interesting names of  moms of distinguished sons and daughters. Turns out that a surprising number of past (and a few present) notables have had mothers with noteworthy names and here are some prominent examples:

ABIAHBenjamin Franklin

ADELINEClark Gable

ALBERTAMartin Luther King

AMALIASigmund Freud

ARETHARay Charles

AURELIAArnold Schwarzenegger

AUGUSTAArthur Miller

AVISBob Hope

BEATRICEBob Dylan

BRYNAKirk Douglas

CASSANDRAJane Austen

CECILIAHarry Houdini

CHRISTIANAGeorge Eliot

DAISYDuke Ellington

DESIREELucille Ball

DOLLYFrank Sinatra

EDWINATennessee Williams

ELNORAGene Autry

EUPHAMIA — Sean Connery

EVAMick Jagger

EVANGELIAMaria Callas

EVANGELINECharles Lindbergh

FELIPASalvador Dali

FLORAWalt Disney

FRANCESCAMichelangelo

GABRIELLEJack Kerouac

GLADYSMarilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley

JULIAAndy Warhol, John Lennon

KUTILDA — Tiger Woods

LETIZIANapoleon Buonaparte

LUCINDAGeorge Bernard Shaw

LUCRETIAEdith Wharton

MARICHEN — Henrik Ibsen

MATILDEFrida Kahlo

MAUDHumphrey Bogart

MINNIE — The Marx Brothers

NANCYAbraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison

NEELTJE — Rembrandt van Rijn

NIKOLLE — Mother Teresa

ODESSAMuhammad Ali

OLIMPIAHenri Matisse

PAULINEAlbert Einstein

ROMILDASophia Loren

ROSAGeorge Gershwin

STANLEYBarack Obama (also her father’s name)

STELLAJackson Pollock

VERNITAOprah Winfrey

Does your mom have an unusual or interesting name?

HOPE YOU HAD A HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY, EVERYONE !!

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