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"

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Children of Maria Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

Princess Maria Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Princess Maria Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies was born Maria Antonietta Giuseppina Leopoldina to Prince Francis, Count of Trapani and Archduchess Maria Isabella of Austria. She married Prince Alfonso, Count of Caserta who was born Alfonso Maria Giuseppe Alberto.

Ferdinando Pio Maria, "Prince Ferdinand Pius, Duke of Calabria"

Carlo Maria Francesco d'Assisi Pasquale Ferdinando Antonio di Padova Francesco de Paola Alfonso Andrea Avelino Tancredi, "Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies"

Francesco di Paola, "Prince Francesco di Paola of Bourbon-Two Sicilies"

Maria Immaculata Speranza Pia Teresa Cristina Filomena Lucia Anna Isabella Cecilia Apollonia Barbara Agnese Zenobia, "Princess Maria Immaculata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies"

Maria Cristina Carolina Pia Carmela Giuseppa Antonia Anna Luitgarda Speranza Lucia Caterina Apollonia Cecilia Agata, "Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies"

Maria delle Grazie Pia Chiara Anna Teresa Isabella Luitgarda Apollonia Agata Cecilia Filomena Antonia Lucia Cristina Caterina, "Princess Maria di Grazia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies"

Ranieri Maria Benito Giuseppe Labaro Gaetano Francesco Saverio Barbara Niccolo et Omni Sancti, "Prince Ranieri, Duke of Castro"

Filippo Maria Alfonso Antonio Ferdinando Francesco di Paola Lodovico Enrico Alberto Taddeo Francesco Saverio Uberto, "Prince Filippo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies"

Francesco d'Assisi, "Prince Francesco of Bourbon-Two Sicilies"

Gabriele Maria Giuseppe Carlo Ignazio Antonio Alfonso Pietro Giovanni Gerardo di Majella et Omni Sancti, "Prince Gabriele of Bourbon-Two Sicilies"

Monday, May 4, 2015

On My Mind: 5-4-15

A Young Lady Moorea Hastings
Moorea - I've been looking at paintings and one was of Marchesa Luisa Casati (born Luisa Adele Rosa Maria Amman), a popular artist's model. She had one grandchild via her daughter Cristina, a girl named Moorea. An island in French Polynesia called Mo'orea (or sometimes simply Moorea), which means "yellow lizard", is where she was conceived and was subsequently named after.

Pericles and Octavius - Moorea went on to have two sons with her two husbands, the Hon. Pericles Plantagenet James Casati Wyatt and Octavius Orlando Irvine Casati Black. To me they sound like characters out of "Harry Potter". Pericles comes from the Greek peri, "around, in excess", and kleos, which means "glory". Pericles was most famously an Athenian general.

Hecate - I'm so thrilled Showtime's "Penny Dreadful" is back on. It premiered last night, and it was as sumptuous and wild as the first season was. This season's antagonist is Madame Kali aka Evelyn Poole, played wonderfully by Helen McCrory. She is a witch, and has many lovely daughters. Only one has been given a name (so far), and it is quite appropriately Hecate. Hecate is a Greek name possibly meaning "far off", and is a form of the original Hekate. The Goddess Hecate is associated with not only witchcraft, magic, sorcery, and necromancy, but the moon, dogs (her arrival is said to be heralded by the sounds of howling dogs), the underworld, crossroads, ghosts, keys, and knowledge of herbs and poisonous plants. She is often depicted in triple form as a mother, maiden, and crone.

*Photo is not mine, and was found on Daily Mail Online

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Announce the Name!

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, with HRH Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
I've been waiting and waiting to see what the Duke and Duchess would be naming their little girl, and it has finally been announced: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.
A perfect name for a little princess. I was quite surprised at the choice of Diana - I didn't think they would be able to slip that one past! But I'm happy they did.
Their first baby is HRH Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Go Read My Post at Nameberry!

So I totally missed when this was posted, but here is my post over at Nameberry about names of models! Thank you so much to Pamela and Linda for letting me write for them.

High Fashion Baby Names

Miss World Winners -- 1980-2014

Priyanka Chopa - India - 2000
Starting in 1980, here are the rest of the winners.

Gabriella Brum - Germany - 1980 (Resigned)
Kimberley Santos - Guam - 1980 (Took the place of Gabriella Brum)
Pilín León - Venezuela - 1981 (Carmen Josefina León Crespo)
Mariasela Álvarez - Dominican Republic - 1982
Sarah-Jane Hutt - United Kingdom - 1983
Astrid Carolina Herrera - Venezuela - 1984
Hólmfríður Karlsdóttir - Iceland - 1985
Giselle Laronde - Trinidad and Tobago - 1986
Ulla Weigerstorfer - Austria - 1987 (Ulrike Weigerstorfer)
Linda Pétursdóttir - Iceland - 1988
Aneta Kręglicka - Poland - 1989 (First Eastern European woman to win)

Gina Tolleson - America - 1990
Ninibeth Leal - Venezuela - 1991
Julia Kourotchkina - Russia - 1992
Lisa Hanna - Jamaica - 1993
Aishwarya Rai - India - 1994 (Now an accomplished actress)
Jacqueline Aguilera - Venezuela - 1995
Irene Skliva - Greece - 1996
Diana Hayden - India - 1997
Linor Abargil - Israel - 1998
Yukta Mookhey - India - 1999

Priyanka Chopra - India - 2000 (Another actress)
Agbani Darego - Nigeria - 2001 (The first black African woman to win)
Azra Akın - Turkey (Dutch-Turkish) - 2002
Rosanna Davison - Ireland - 2003
María Julia Mantilla - Peru - 2004
Unnur Vilhjálmsdóttir - Iceland - 2005
Taťána Kuchařová - Czech Republic - 2006
Zhang Zilin - China - 2007
Ksenia Sukhinova - Russia - 2008
Kaiane Aldorino - Gibraltar - 2009
Alexandria Mills - America - 2010
Ivian Sarcos - Venezuela - 2011
Yu Wenxia - China - 2012
Megan Young - Philippines (Filipino-American) - 2013 (First Southeast Asian woman to win)
Rolene Strauss - South Africa - 2014

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Miss World Winners -- 1951-1979

Madeleine Hartog-Bel - Peru - Miss World 1967
I don't watch beauty pageants as closely as I did when I was little, but I do like to look at the names of the contestants. They are all so fascinating, just like the women who bear them, and I have to admit, I love the gossip and scandals as much as the next person. In our first installment I'll be covering the Miss World winners from the first pageant in 1951 all the way up to 1979.

Kiki Håkansson - Sweden - 1951 (Kerstin Håkansson)
May-Louise Flodin - Sweden - 1952
Denise Perrier - France - 1953
Antigone Costanda - Egypt (Greek-Egyptian) - 1954 (First African woman to win)
Susana Duijm - Venezuela - 1955 (Carmen Susana Duijm Zubillaga; First Latin-American woman to win)
Petra Schürmann - Germany - 1956 (Hildegard Petra Susanna Schürmann)
Marita Lindahl - Finland - 1957
Penelope Coelen - South Africa - 1958
Corine Rottschäfer - The Netherlands - 1959

Norma Cappagli - Argentina - 1960
Rosemarie Frankland - United Kingdom (Welsh) - 1961
Catharina Lodders - The Netherlands - 1962
Carole Crawford - Jamaica - 1963 (First woman from the Caribbean to win)
Ann Sidney - United Kingdom - 1964
Lesley Langley - United Kingdom - 1965
Reita Faria - India - 1966 (The first Asian woman to win and the only woman to be a doctor at the same time she competed)
Madeleine Hartog-Bel - Peru - 1967 (Sometimes credited as Madeline)
Penelope Plummer - Australia - 1968
Eva Rueber-Staier - Austria - 1969

Jennifer Hosten - Grenada - 1970
Lúcia Petterle - Brazil - 1971
Belinda Green - Australia - 1972
Marjorie Wallace - America - 1973 (First American woman to win; She was stripped of her crown after having an affair with Tom Jones while she was engaged)
Helen Morgan - United Kingdom (Welsh) - 1974 (Was forced to resign after it was discovered she had a baby)
Anneline Kriel - South Africa - 1974 (Made Miss World after Helen Morgan resigned)
Wilnelia Merced - Puerto Rico - 1975 (To this day the only Puerto Rican Miss World)
Cindy Breakspeare - Jamaica - 1976 (Cynthia Jean Cameron Breakspeare)
Mary Stävin - Sweden - 1977Silvana Suárez - Argentina - 1978
Gina Swainson - Bermuda - 1979