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"

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