Sunday, August 30, 2015

Male or Female?

Darcey Bussell                                     Fitzwilliam Darcy (P & P 2005)
I'm back with a name game. It was really interesting seeing the results of my two "This or That's", so I figured I would continue on and come up with another. In this one, for each name listed you will add what gender you prefer it on or see it as. Let me know yours and I'll list mine.

Morgan
Devon

Hollis
Greer
Taylor
Winter
Sasha

Joss
Shannon
Aubrey
Briar

Harper
Darcy
Flannery
Mel
River
Jaimie
Nikita
Indiana
Kelly
Jordan
Rory

Alex
Casey
Kit
Riley

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Children of Gisela of Austria

Gisela of Austria
Archduchess Gisela of Austria was born Gisela Louise Marie to Franz Joseph I of Austria and Elisabeth of Bavaria. She married Prince Leopold of Bavaria, who was born Leopold Maximilian Joseph Maria Arnulf.
Their children were:

Elisabeth Marie Auguste, "Princess Elisabeth of Bavaria"

Auguste Maria Luise, "Princess Auguste of Bavaria"

Georg Franz Joseph Luitpold Maria, "Prince Georg of Bavaria"

Konrad Luitpold Franz Joseph Maria, "Prince Konrad of Bavaria"

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Arthurian Names Over at Nameberry

I totally forgot to post about this, but I did a post on a few more obscure names from Arthurian myth over at Nameberry! Please go and check it out.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

My Guilty Pleasures

"Brünnhilde" by Arthur Rackham
I have so many guilty pleasure names, and they are some of my favorite to talk about. These are the names I absolutely love but (probably) wouldn't use in real life. This post will probably be really long, so I apologize in advance. Please post some of your guilty pleasures in the comments!

Girls:

Veruca
Hortensia
Dymphna
Myfanwy
Atalanta
Aviatrix
Nimue
Belphoebe
Romola
Iphigenia
Bloom
Noomi
Tanaquil
Bidelia
Hero
Priya
Garland
Thisbe
Bathsheba
Andromeda
Thistle
Dahl
Persia
Valkyrie
Nasrin
Virgilia
Brunhilde
Nym/Nim
Calpurnia
Ursula
Truly
Clothilde
Gosling
Eglantine
Dagmar
Tinúviel
Celandine
Sidonia
Eilonwy
Hecate
Delphi
Mirabeau and Isabeau
Fiammetta
Evening
Moth
Abbott
Bliss
Fairuza
Coppélia
Temple
Rosegold
Mauve
Scholastica
Heatherbell
Nebula
Easter
Haruka
Tuesday
Cassiopeia
Illyria
Rosevine

Boys:

Sigurd
Ivar
Aneirin/Aneurin
Bede
Haytham
Eamonn
Leopold
Ferdinand
Rudolph
Crispin
Keats
Adler
Stellan
Fly
Corvo
Aubrey
Royal
Darwin
Laszlo
Bjorn
Hawthorne
Baudelaire
Ludwig
Rigel
Lars
Oberon
Soren
Toulouse
St. John
Gable
Amadeus
Bellamy
Ariel
Elm
Horatio

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Children of Konstantin Konstantinovich

Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich
Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich was born to Grand Duke Constantine Nikolaevich and Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg. He married Princess Elizabeth of Saxe-Altenburg, or Elizaveta Mavrikievna, who was born Elisabeth Auguste Marie Agnes.
Their children were:

John Konstantinovich, "Prince John Konstantinovich of Russia", or "Ioannchik"

Gabriel Konstantinovich, "Prince Gabriel Konstantinovich"

Tatiana Konstantinovna, "Princess Tatiana Konstantinovna"

Konstantine Konstantinovich, "Prince Konstantine Konstantinovich", or "Kostia"

Oleg Konstantinovich, "Prince Oleg Konstantinovich"

Igor Konstantinovich, "Prince Igor Konstantinovich"

Georgy Konstantinovich, "Prince Georgy Konstantinovich"

Natalia Konstantinovna, "Princess Natalia Konstantinovna" (Died at 2 months)

Vera Konstantinovna, "Princess Vera Konstantinovna", or "Marianne"

Friday, June 12, 2015

Long and Luxurious

Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia Nikolaevna
This is the sister post to my Short But Sweet one. These are the long, dramatic, and frilly names that I adore, and would absolutely love to see someone use. What are your favorite long and dramatic names? Do you have any reservations about using one?

Girls:

Anastasia
Perdita
Celestine
Gwendolen
Theodosia
Josephine
Thomasina
Wilhelmina
Eugenia
Tatiana
Ophelia
Ursula
Georgina
Romilly
Perpetua
Henrietta
Cecilia
Lucinda
Fortuna
Demelza
Angelica
Evangeline
Fenella
Rowena
Hesperia
Felicity
Casilda
Sibylla
Rosamund
Penelope
Adelaide
Lavinia
Cosima
Ottilie
Artemisia
Zenobia
Violetta
Cressida
Aurelia

Boys:

Rafferty
Frederick
Horatio
Emmanuel
Llewellyn
Leander
Orlando
Thaddeus
Casimir
Amadeus
Octavian
Montgomery
Florian
Everard
Lucius
Ignatius
Cillian
Gideon
Benedict
Leopold
Nicodemus
Sebastian
Cornelius
Atticus
Ferdinand
Constantine
Solomon
Lysander
Peregrine
Augustus

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Children of Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin was born Cecilie Auguste Marie to Frederick Francis III of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia. She married Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, who was born Friedrich Wilhelm Victor August Ernst.
Their children were:

Wilhelm Friedrich Franz Joseph Christian Olaf, "Prince Wilhelm of Prussia"

Louis Ferdinand Viktor Eduard Albert Michael Hubertus, "Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia"

Hubertus Karl Wilhelm, "Prince Hubertus of Prussia"

Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Christoph, "Prince Friedrich of Prussia"

Alexandrine Irene, "Princess Alexandrine of Prussia", or "Adini"

Cecilie Viktoria Anastasia Zita Thyra Adelheid, "Princess Cecilie of Prussia"