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Gus, Theo, and Ruby - At work I recently heard of a sibset consisting of eldest brother Gus, and then Theo, and a little sister named Ruby. It's so unusual (especially in my small southern town) to hear such stylish names that I was pretty floored when I heard it.

Augustine - Another name sighting from work - a little boy was calling for his friend all across the arcade - his name was Augustine.

Libuše - I've really been into Czech names here lately, and this one is one of my favorites. It comes from the Czech lib - which means "love". In legend, Libuše, also sometimes calledLubuše, Libussa, or Lubossa, was the name of a Princess and the founder of Prague.

The Children of Marie Leszczyńska

Marie Leszczyńska by Alexis Simon Belle

Maria Karolina Zofia Felicja Leszczyńska, better known as Marie Leszczyńska, was the daughter of King Stanisław Leszczyński of Poland, and Katarzyna Opalińska. She married Louis XV of France.
Their children were:

Marie Louise Élisabeth de France, "Madame Élisabeth", "Madame Royale", "Babette", later "Louise Élisabeth, Duchess of Parma"

Anne Henriette de France, "Madame Henriette", "Madame Seconde" (She is the twin of Élisabeth)

Marie Louise de France, "Madame Louise" (She died at age four)

Louis Ferdinand de France, "Louis, Dauphin of France"

Philippe de France, "Philippe, Duke of Anjou" (Died at age two)

Marie Adélaïde de France, "Madame Adélaïde", "Madame Quatrième" until the death of Louise, then she became "Madame Troisième", later "Marie Adélaïde, Duchess of Louvois"

Marie Louise Thérèse Victoire de France, "Madame Victoire"

Sophie Philippine Élisabeth Justine de France, "Madame Cinquième", "Madame Sophie", "Graille", later "Sophie, Duchess of Louvois"

An unnamed stillborn child

Marie Thérèse Félicité de France, "Madame Sixième", "Madame Thérèse" (She died at age eight)

Louise-Marie de France, "Madame Septième", "Madame Dernière", "Madame Louise", later "Louise, Abbess of Saint Dennis"

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