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moms In anticipation of Mother’s Day, we thought we’d turn the tables and look at the names of some distinguished moms. Turns out that a surprising number of past (and a few present) notables have had mothers with interesting names. Probably too far-fetched to think there’s any correlation, but in any case here are some examples–a really mixed batch.

ABIAHBenjamin Franklin

ADELINE —Clark 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

STELLAJackson Pollock

VERNITAOprah Winfrey

What’s YOUR mom’s name?  Let us and the rest of the nameberry community know!

And HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY, EVERYONE !!

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