Saturday, September 13, 2014

Family Names - Paternal

Now with my father's side.

Women:

Gladys
Lovely
Rutha
Mattie Lorene
Louvenia

Men:

Jabez
Wilford
Newton
Anderson
Green Berry

Friday, September 12, 2014

Family Names - Maternal

My sister has been researching our family and has come across some really interesting names. I was really surprised by some of them, and found the whole thing really fascinating. I'll be doing this in two batches, starting with my mother's side.

Women:

Jearldean
Henry
Hilda Fae
Rhoda
Gussie Odell
Mary Lou
Jinny Jane
Wilhelmina
Evelyn
Anna Miaida
Arie
Jemima
Tabitha
Elvira
Laurrisa
O'Leavy
Mattie Dell

Men:

Macom
Wilhelm
Asa
Ezekal
Peachel
Ephrian

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Scarlett Johansson Welcomes a Girl

Scarlett and Romain
This is a little late, but I loved the name so much I wanted to mention it. Scarlett Johansson has had a little girl she named Rose Dorothy, with her fiancé Romain Dauriac.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A Collection of Names Taken from Prussian Consorts

"Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Bevern" by Antoine Pesne
Prussia was a German kingdom which was in power from 1701 to 1918, and included parts of modern day Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Denmark, Belgium, the Czech Republic, and of course, Germany.

Dorothea of Denmark
Anna Marie of Brunswick-Calenberg-Gottingen
Marie Eleonore of Cleves
Anna of Prussia
Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate
Louise Henriette of Orange-Nassau
Sophia Dorothea of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Sophia Charlotte of Hanover
Sophia Louise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Sophia Dorothea of Hanover
Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Bevern
Frederika Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt
Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria
Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
Victoria, Princess Royal
Augusta Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein

Spouses of Pretenders to the Throne:

Hermine Reuss of Greiz
Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Kira Kirillovna of Russia
Sophie of Isenburg

Sunday, August 31, 2014

A Collection of Names Taken from Lithuanian Consorts

Ludwika Maria Gonzaga
I had tons of fun looking these up. My personal favorite is probably Jadwiga.

Morta
Ludmila of Masovia (?)
Vida
Olga Vsevolodovna of Smolensk
Ievna Ivanovna of Polotsk
Maria Yaroslavna of Vitebsk
Uliana Alexandrovna of Tver
Birutė
Jadwiga of Poland
Anna
Uliana Olshansky
Anna of Tver
Elisabeth of Austria
Helena of Moscow
Barbara Zápolya
Bona Sforza
Elisabeth of Austria
Barbara Radziwiłł
Catherine of Austria
Anna of Austria
Constance of Austria
Cecilia Renata of Austria
Ludwika Maria Gonzaga
Eleonora Maria Josefa of Austria
Marie Casimire Louise de la Grange d'Arquien
Christiane Eberhardine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth
Catherine Opalińska
Maria Josepha of Austria

Monday, August 25, 2014

Masculin au Féminin


Some of my favorite names are those that are feminizations of male names. They have a clunky charm that no others have, and I just can't get enough of them! This list was made to show how diverse and how many there are.

Sebastian >>> Sebastienne/Sebastiana
Zephyr >>> Zéphyrine
Anthony >>> Antonia/Antonina/Antonella
Gerald >>> Geraldine
Theodore >>> Theodora/Teodora/Feodora
Arthur >>> Arthurine
George >>> Georgia/Georgina/Georgiana/Georgette
Joseph >>> Josephine/Josée/Josiane/Giosetta/Giuseppa
David >>> Davina
Francis >>> Frances/Francesca/Franziska/Francine/Françoise
Horatio >>> Horatia
Thomas >>> Thomasina/Tamsin
Peter >>> Petra
Laurence >>> Laurencia/Laurentia/Lorenza
Frederick >>> Frederica/Federica/Frieda/Frédérique
William >>> Wilhelmina/Willa
Cosimo >>> Cosima
Benedict >>> Bénédicte/Benoite/Benedetta/Bettina/Benedita
Nigel >>> Nigella
Cornelius >>> Cornelia/Kornelia/Kornelija/Cornélie
Marcel >>> Marcelle/Marcela/Marcella/Marceline/Marcellina/Marcellette/Marsaili
Edwin >>> Edwina
Jacob >>> Jacobine/Jacobina

Friday, August 22, 2014

Pete Wentz Has a Boy

Meagan and Pete
Pete Wentz and his girlfriend Meagan Camper just had a baby boy named Saint Lazslo. Wentz also has a son, Bronx Mowgli, with ex-wife Ashlee Simpson.