Mother’s Day Names: Noteworthy names of notables’ moms
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:
KUTILDA — Tiger Woods
NEELTJE — Rembrandt van Rijn
NIKOLLE — Mother Teresa
Does your mom have an unusual or interesting name?
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on May 10th, 2010 at 10:38 am
Abiah, Kutilda and Marichen are especially intriguing.
Thanks for this post. Quite fascinating.
on May 10th, 2010 at 3:53 pm
Elnora happens to be one of the middle names I recently chose for myself 🙂
It’s the awesomest form of Eleanor IMO.
Flora and Beatrice were also among the alternatives but I landed on Adelaide Elnora in the end ^^
Maud happens to be one of my favourite names ever, and Romilda is very interesting! I also love that you included Henrik Ibsen’s mum, he’s fabulous AND Norwegian XD
Augusta, Christiana and Rosa are also awesome and often overlooked. Christiana in particular, she’s miles above Christina to me!
on May 10th, 2010 at 5:18 pm
Mines is Sherry.
on May 10th, 2010 at 6:04 pm
My mom is Sylvia.
on October 20th, 2010 at 10:43 am
Marichen is an old Dutch (and probabl German and Danish) form which is a diminutive of Mary. Nowadays, Marieke is more used in the Netherlands. Neeltje comes from Cornelia.
My mother is Gerda.
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