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On My Mind: 4-20-18

Guinevere - At work I overheard a girl - she was probably around four years old - being called Guinevere. I was so pleasantly surprised and it's probably one of the most unusual names I've heard being used in real life. I've always loved the name Guinevere, it's mystical and beautifully feminine without being too saccharine, and lends itself to the very usable Gwen.

Millicent - I recently saw "A Quiet Place" with a group of friends and loved it! The eldest child in the film is played by actress Millicent "Milly" Simmonds, who was excellent in the role. It was refreshing to see Millicent being used, and I think it could really make a comeback.

Family Names - I've written a few times about names of my ancestors here and here, but I've found a few more I find interesting.

First is my great-grandfather and his siblings - they were children of German immigrants:

Serna
Adeline/Adelina
Gracelea/Graciela
William Charles
Marvin

And then some random fin…

The Grandchildren of Queen Victoria: Part One

Victoria, Princess Royal

After writing about the names of Queen Victoria's children, I thought it would be interesting to write about the names of her grandchildren, too. Since she has so many (only one of her daughters, Princess Louise, had no children), I'm splitting it up into parts. Enjoy!

Victoria, Princess Royal, married Friedrich Wilhelm Nickolaus Karl, or Frederick III, a German Emperor and Prussian King. Their children were:

Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert, later "Wilhelm II"

Viktoria Elisabeth Auguste Charlotte, "Princess Charlotte"

Albert Wilhelm Heinrich, "Prince Henry"

Franz Friedrich Sigismund, "Prince Sigismund" (He was the first of Queen Victoria's children to die, at only twenty-one months)

Friederike Amalia Wilhelmine Viktoria, "Princess Viktoria", "Moretta", or "Young Vicky"

Joachim Friedrich Ernest Waldemar, "Prince Waldemar" (He died at age eleven)

Sophie Dorothea Ulrike Alice, "Princess Sophie", or "Sossy"

Margarete Beatrice Feodora, "Princess Margaret", or "Mossy"

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