Highclere Castle

I’ve been thinking about Sibyl and Sybil ever since Nameberry put her on their list of 2012’s Hottest Names.  Sybil appeared on AppMtn back in 2008 and seemed due for a check-in.

The Nameberry sages were reading signs from television, of course, inspired by Downton Abbey’s principled, rebellious youngest daughter.  But even without her influence, Sybil seems tempting.  The spare, modern-sounding appellation has a fascinating story.  She’s feminine, familiar, and yet almost entirely unused.

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