sun ray or shining light
Helen is the kind of name that’s serious, simple and true—it’s a name you can count on. It’ll never be considered fussy or pretentious. In Greek mythology, it was the name of Zeus’ daughter, whose kidnapping started the Trojan War. In real life, Helen has had her ups and downs in the popularity polls, but these days, it’s coming out of an unfashionable funk, as old-timey names are back in favor. Actor Robert De Niro named his daughter Helen in 2011, and actress Julianne Moore used it for her daughter Liv’s middle name in 2002.
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Lady Helen Taylor, born on April 28, 1964, is the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Kent and a first cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth II. When she and Timothy Taylor married in 1992, she wore a custom dress with a design inspired by Windsor Castle, the wedding venue. Helen is 40th in line to the throne of Great Britain and has four children who follow her in succession. Her public service focus is on a children’s cancer charity.
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