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On My Mind: 7-16-17

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 Grandchildren of Queen Victoria: Part Three

Princess Alice

Alice married Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Karl, or Ludwig IV (or occasionally Louis IV), the Grand Duke of Hesse. Their children were:

Victoria Alberta Elisabeth Mathilde Marie, "Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine"

Elisabeth Alexandra Louise Alice, "Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine", or "Ella"

Irene Luise Maria Anna, "Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine"

Ernst Ludwig Karl Albrecht Wilhelm, later "Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse", or "Ernie"

Friedrich Wilhelm August Victor Leopold Ludwig, "Prince Friedrich of Hesse and by Rhine" or "Frittie" (Died at the age of two from falling out of a window. He had hemophilia, and this caused him to have internal bleeding.)

Viktoria Alix Helena Luise Beatrice, "Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine", later "Alexandra Feodorovna"

Marie Viktoria Feodore Leopoldine, "Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine", "May", or "Maly" (Died at the age of four)


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