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.

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Children of Catherine of Mecklenburg

Catherine of Mecklenburg
Catherine of Mecklenburg, Duchess of Saxony was born to Magnus II of Mecklenburg and Sophie of Pomerania-Stettin. She married Henry IV the Pious, Duke of Saxony. Their children were:

Sibylle, "Sibylle of Saxony"

Aemilia, "Emilie of Saxony"

Sidonie or Sidonia, "Sidonie of Saxony"

Maurice, "Maurice, Elector of Saxony"

Severinus, "Severinus of Saxony" (Died at 11)

Augustus, "Augustus, Elector of Saxony"

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Oya


 Origin: Yoruba
Gender: Female
Meaning: "She tore"
Pronunciation: OY-uh?
Other forms: Oiá

The Goddess Oya represents the warrior-spirit of the wind, lightning, fire, magic, and fertility. She guards the Underworld, and creates hurricanes and tornadoes, which are said to be her twirling skirts as she dances. She is also the spirit of change, and the changes that come from destruction. Oya wears every color but black, and she sleeps at the gates of cemeteries. She is not only a Goddess, but an Orisha, which is an elemental spirit, her element being lightning. She holds the power to call forth the spirit of death, or even send him back. Oya is the protector of women, and her knowledge of magic makes her associated with witches.

When she dances, she is said to have a horse tail, and she can transform into a water buffalo. Some of her favorite offerings are shea butter, eggplants, rum, pennies, masks, and wind instruments. She is called "the one who uses air as her cutlass", and "the one who puts on pants to go to war", among many other things. Shango is either her husband or brother, and in battle she leads him, as he is the Orisha of thunder, which follows lightning.

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Children of Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was born Sibylle Calma Maria Alice Bathildis Feodora to Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein. She married Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, who was born Gustaf Adolf Oscar Fredrik Arthur Edmund, called "Edmund".
Their children were:

Margaretha Désirée Victoria, "Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler"

Birgitta Ingeborg Alice, "Princess Birgitta of Sweden and Hohenzollern"

Désirée Elisabeth Sibylla, "Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld"

Christina Louise Helena, "Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson"

Garl Gustaf Folke Hubertus, "Carl XVI Gustaf"

Vale


Origin: English
Gender: Unisex
Meaning: Poetic term for a valley
Pronunciation: VAYL
Other forms: N/A

Savannah Guthrie of "The Today Show" just had a little girl she named Vale Guthrie Feldman. I've liked the name Vale for a really long time, though I actually prefer it for a boy. A vale is a poetic word for a valley, which comes from the Old French val, which was derived from the Latin vallis or vallem which meant "valley". I'm sure a few of you have even heard of the "vale of years" from "Othello", and the "vale of tears" saying. I think Vale is a really lovely and obscure nature name, that doesn't seem overly hippie.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Wonderously Welsh

Angharad Rees
Girls:

Seren
Rhosyn
Lleucu
Heledd
Angharad
Olwen
Enid
Ceridwen
Gwenllian
Myfanwy
Eysllt
Gwyneira
Tesni
Mabyn
Sioned
Llinos
Afanen
Gwendolen
Eluned
Briallen
Ffion
Morwenna
Rhiannon

Boys:

Taliesen
Vaughn
Gruffudd
Emrys
Ioan
Llyr
Aneirin/Aneurin
Geraint
Hopcyn
Cai
Islwyn
Owain
Llywelyn
Rhys
Siarl
Uther
Emlyn
Idris
Cadfael
Eifion
Dafydd

Thursday, August 7, 2014

A Collection of Names Taken from Roman Empresses (Part Four)

Maria Megale Komnene

Final one!

Irene Doukaina
Anna Komnene
Irene of Hungary
Irene of Sulzbach
Maria of Antioch
Anna of France
Maria of Hungary
Euphrosyne Doukaina Kamatera
Eudokia Angelina
Theodora Doukaina Vatatzaina
Anna of Hungary
Irene of Montferrat
Maria of Armenia
Irene of Brunswick
Anna of Savoy
Irene Asanina
Helena Kantakouzene
Irene Palaiologina
Maria of Bulgaria
Helena Kantakouzene
Helena Dragaš
Irene Gattilusio
Anna of Moscow
Sophia Palaiologina of Montferrat
Maria Megale Komnene