Sunday Summary 11.12.17Laissez les bons temps roulez, friends! By the time you read this, I should be home from a whirlwind trip to New Orleans to celebrate my mom’s 70th birthday. (Her birthday was a few months ago, but the logistics of getting us all together took a little longer.)

It’s a great town for #namespotting. One highlight? We walked through The Muses streets, where I admired Thalia and Melpomene, and, of course, Clio.

The second was visiting Lafayette Cemetery. We could only stay for a few minutes, but I collected plenty of names: Arelia, Eula, Ezola, Elma, Orliana, Larussa, Loftus, Abijah.

While we’re visiting New Orleans, I love this list of Mardi Gras Krewe of Rex historical names.

And just for fun: Cajun baby names! I don’t think anyone is really named Fay-Do-Do, but hey …

Elsewhere online:

That’s all for this week! As always, thank you for reading – and have a great week!

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  1. I think Mildred is awesome! I hope it does come back, but I realize I’m likely in the minority on that. 🙂

  2. Chaz and Chez, wow! I wonder if Chez is pronounced the French way.
    I think my name initial twins would be
    Jory Alder and Jem August
    Wylie Frank and Wilhelmina Jean
    Twyla Bee and Tansy Bell

  3. My hypothetical same initial twins would be Eleanor & Elizabeth … Nell & Bess. But all very hypothetical 🙂