Perdita, a Latin girl's name, means "lost." If that meaning feels a bit too melancholy for your bundle of joy, look to Disney for a sunnier spin. Perdita is the main female character in One Hundred and One Dalmatians, whose love for each of her 101 children sets an example of kindness and generosity that baby can aim to follow. You can also find Perdita as the heroine in Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale, where she breathes joy and new life into stiff Sicilian court life.
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