Friday, November 29, 2013

Top Names in Austria

Austrian stamp from 1948

These are the top names for Austria in 2012.

Girls:

1. Anna
2. Hannah
3. Lena
4. Sarah
5. Sophie
6. Emma
7. Julia
8. Marie
9. Leonie
10. Laura

Boys:

1. Lukas
2. Tobias
3. Maximilian
4. Luca
5. David
6. Jakob
7. Felix
8. Elias
9. Jonas
10. Paul

Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Children of Myles Standish

Myles Standish

Happy Thanksgiving! In honor of the occasion I am profiling the names of Myles Standish's children.

He first married Rose Handley, who died during the first winter in Plymouth. He then married Barbara, whom some believe to be the sister of Rose, though there is no proof. Their children were:

Charles (Born 1624, died somewhere between 1627-1635)

Alexander (He married Sarah Alden, and had eight children by her, and then Desire Doty)

John

Myles (Married Sarah Winslow)

Loara or Lora (Never married)

Josiah (Married Mary Dingley, and then Sarah Allen, with whom he had eight children)

Charles

Friday, November 22, 2013

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"

Friday, November 15, 2013

Top Names in Ukraine

Ukrainian stamp from 1997

These are the top names for the Ukraine from 2012.

Girls:

1. Alexandra
2. Mariya
3. Ekaterina
4. Anna
5. Polina
6. Kristina
7. Daryna
8. Viktoriya
9. Elizaveta
10. Alina

Boys:

1. Maxim
2. Artyom
3. Nazar
4. Andrei
5. Daniil
6. Dmitry
7. Nikita
8. Vladyslav
9. Denys
10. Kirill

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Top Names in Japan

Japanese stamp from 1987

These are the predictions for 2013.

Girls:

1. Yui
2. Aoi
3. Hina
4. Rin
5. Ria
6. Yuina
7. Miu
8. Sakura
9. Miyu
10. Nanami

Boys:

1. Hiroto
2. Ren
3. Yuto
4. Shota
5. Yamato
6. Sota
7. Yuma
8. Sora
9. Haruto
10. Sho

The Grandchildren of Queen Victoria: Part Eight

Princess Beatrice

Here is our final installment of Queen Victoria's grandchildren.

Beatrice married Heinrich Mortiz, or "Prince Henry of Battenberg".
Their children were:

Alexander Albert, "Prince Alexander Albert of Battenberg", later "Alexander Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Carisbrooke"

Victoria Eugenie Julia Ena, "Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg"

Leopold Arthur Louis, "Prince Leopold of Battenberg" or "Lord Leopold Mountbatten"

Maurice Victor Donald, "Prince Maurice of Battenberg"

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Top Names in Catalonia, Spain

Catalan stamp from 1987

These are the most popular names for Catalonia from 2012.

Girls:

1. Julia
2. Martina
3. Laia
4. Carla
5. Paula
6. María
7. Lucía
8. Aina
9. Sara
10. Noa


Boys:

1. Mac
2. Àlex
3. Eric
4. Pol
5. Pau
6. Biel
7. Hugo
8. Arnau
9. Gerard
10. Jan

The Grandchildren of Queen Victoria: Part Seven

Prince Leopold

Leopold married Helene Friederike Auguste, or "Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont".
Their children were:

Alice Mary Victoria Augusta Pauline, "Princess Alice of Albany", later "Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone"

Leopold Charles Edward George Albert, "Prince Charles Edward", later "Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha"

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Grandchildren of Queen Victoria: Part Six

Prince Arthur

Arthur married Louise Margaret Alexandra Victoria Agnes, or "Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia". Their children were:

Margaret Victoria Charlotte Augusta Norah, "Princess Margaret of Connaught", or "Daisy"

Arthur Frederick Patrick Albert, "Prince Arthur of Connaught"

Victoria Patricia Helena Elizabeth, "Princess Patricia of Connaught", or "Patsy", later "Lady Patricia Ramsay"

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Miss Universe Contestants

Roxana Andrei, Miss Romania

Vaumara Rebelo - Angola
Brenda Gonzalez - Argentina
Stefanie Guillen Evangelista - Aruba
Olivia Wells - Australia
Dors Hofmann - Austria
Aysel Manafova Azerbaijan
Lexi Wilson - Bahamas
Noémie Happart - Belgium
Alexia Viruez - Bolivia
Tsaone Macheng - Botswana
Jakelyne Oliveira - Brazil
Sharie De Castro - British Virgin Islands
Veneta Krasteva - Bulgaria
Riza Santos - Canada
Maria-Jesus Matthei - Chile
Jine Ye - China
Lucia Aldana - Colombia
Fabiana Granados - Costa Rica
Melita Fabčeić - Croatia
Eline de Pool - Curacao
Gabriela Kratochvílová - Czech Republic
Cecilia Iftikhar - Denmark
Yaritza Reyes - Dominican Republic
Constanza Baez - Ecuador
Alba Delgado - El Salvador
Kristina Karjalainen - Estonia
Maheder Tigabe - Ethiopia
Lotta Hintsa - Finald
Hinarani de Longeaux - France
Jennifer Ondo - Gabon
Anna Julia Hagen - Germany
Hanniel Jamin - Ghana
Amy Willerton - Great Britain
Anastasia Sidiropoulou
Alixes Scott - Guam
Paulette Samayoa - Guatemala
Katherina Roshana - Guyana
Mondiana Pierre - Haiti
Diana Schoutsen - Honduras
Rebeka Kárpáti - Hungary
Manasi Moghe - India
Whulandary - Indonesia
Yitayish "Titi" Ayanaw - Israel
Luna Voce - Italy
Kerrie Baylis - Jamaica
Yukimi Matsuo - Japan
Aygerim Kozhakanova - Kazakhstan
Yumi Kim - Korea
Karen Ghrawi -Lebanon
Simona Burbaite - Lithuania
Carey Ng - Malaysia
Diya Beeltah - Mauritius
Cynthia Duque - Mexico
Moe Set Wine - Myanmar
Paulina Malulu  - Namibia
Stephanie Tency - Netherlands
Holly Cassidy - New Zealand
Nastassja Bolivar - Nicaragua
Stephanie Okwu - Nigeria
Mari Ekelof - Norway
Carolina Brid - Panama
Guadalupe Gonzalez Talavera - Paraguay
Cindy Mejia - Peru
Ariella Arida - Philippines
Paulina Krupińska - Poland
Monic Perez - Puerto Rico
Roxana Andrei - Romania
Elmira Abdrazakova - Russia
Ana Vrcelj - Serbia
Shi Lim - Singapore
Jeanette Borhyová - Slovak Republic
Nina Đurđević - Slovenia
Marilyn Ramos - South Africa
Patricia Yurena Rodriguez - Spain
Amanda Ratnayake - Sri Lanka
Alexandra Friberg - Sweden
Dominique Rinderknecht - Switzerland
Betty Omara - Tanzania
Chalita Yaemwannang - Thailand
Catherine Miller - Trinidad and Tobago
Berrin Keklikler - Turkey
Snwanza Adams - Turks and Caicos
Olga Storozhenko - Ukraine
Erin Brady - USA
Gabriela Isler - Venezuela
Truong Thi May - Vietnam

Bird Names

"Lesbia and her Sparrow" by Sir Edward John Poynter

Girls:

Aderyn - This Welsh name simply means "bird"

Faigel - This name comes from the Yiddish feigel, meaning "bird".

Halycon - The name of a genus of kingfishers.

Tsubame - Japanese name meaning "swallow".

Llinos - This is name Welsh and means "greenfinch".

Parastoo - This name means "swallow" in Persian.

Dove

Sarika - This names means "Myna bird" in Sanskrit.

Philomel - Means "nightingale". It is often used as a name for the bird in poetry.

Zipporah - This name means "bird", and is Hebrew.


Boys:

Sigurd - A hero in Norse legend that could speak to birds.

Tane - A Polynesian God that supposedly created the tui bird.

Crane

Uthman - This name is Arabic and means "baby bustard".

Tugary - This Turkish name means "lark".


Unisex:

Sparrow

Lark

Kestrel

Wren

Linnet

The Grandchildren of Queen Victoria: Part Five

Princess Helena

Helena married Frederick Christian Charles Augustus, or "Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein". Their children were:

Christian Victor Albert Ernst Anton, "Prince Christian Victor of Schleswig-Holstein", or "Christle"

Albert John Charles Frederick Arthur George, "Prince Albert, later "Albert, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein"

Victoria Louise Sophia Augusta Amelia Helena, "Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein", or "Thora"

Franziska Josepha Louise Augusta Marie Christina Helena, "Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein"

Frederick Christian Augustus Leopold Edward Harald (Died at eight days old)

An unnamed stillborn son

Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Grandchildren of Queen Victoria: Part Four

Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Alfred married "Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia".
There children were:

Alfred Alexander William Ernest Albert, "Alfred, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha", or "Young Affie"

Marie Alexandra Victoria, "Princess Marie of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha", or "Missy", later "Marie of Romania"

Victoria Melita, "Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha", or "Ducky"

Alexandra Louise Olga Victoria, "Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha", or "Sandra"

An unnamed stillborn son

Beatrice Leopoldine Victoria, "Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha", or "Baby Bee"

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Grandchildren of Queen Victoria: Part Two

Edward VII in a picture taken by his wife

Edward VII married Alexandra Caroline Marie Charlotte Louise Julia, or Alexandra of Denmark.
Their children were:

Albert Victor Christian Edward, "Prince Albert Victor", or "Eddy"

George Frederick Ernest Albert, "Prince George", later "George V"

Louise Victoria Alexandra Dagmar, "Louise, Princess Royal"

Victoria Alexandra Olga Mary, "Princess Victoria", or "Toria"

Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria, "Princess Maud of Wales"

Alexander John, "Prince Alexander John of Wales" (Died the day after his birth)

Monday, November 4, 2013

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"

Bottom of the Barrel: 1910's, Boys



Bottom 32 of the top 1000 for the 1910's.

Baxter
Mariano
Oakley
Hezekiah
Moe
Hayes
Mildred
Christ
Arno
Malvin
Alvah
Gayle
Toivo
Arley
Huey
Levy
Welton
Zigmund
Lindsay
Erling
Ricardo
Caleb
Attilio
Ansel
Finley
Laurel
Manford
Newman
Green
Vicente
Almon
Glenwood

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Top Names in Pakistan

Pakistani stamps from 1993

These are the most popular names for Pakistan.

Girls:

1. Fatima
2. Fozia
3. Sadia
4. Sobia
5. Nadia
6. Maryam
7. Farzana
8. Ayesha
9. Sakeena
10. Zainab

Boys:

1. Mohammad
2. Ali
3. Hussain
4. Omar
5. Bilal
6. Usman
7. Zahid
8. Shahid
9. Saqib
10. Nomaan

Bottom of the Barrel: 1910's, Girls



Bottom 32 of the top 1000 for the 1910's.

Maurice
Tressa
Janis
Odie
Louis
Almeta
Eudora
Christene
Ara
Vella
Malvina
Noma
Clarabelle
Etha
Trudie
Bernetta
Bell
Margueritta
Aldona
Elenore
Emmer
Laurette
Dawn
Helyn
Luna
Reatha
Maryellen
Coletta
Claribel
Ena
Onie
Tomasa

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Top Names in Russia

Russian stamp from 1951 featuring Sofia Kovalevskaya

These are the most popular names for Russia from 2012.

Girls:

1. Anastasia
2. Yelena
3. Olga
4. Natalia
5. Yekaterina
6. Anna
7. Tatiana
8. Maria
9. Irina
10. Yulia

Boys:

1. Alexander
2. Sergei
3. Dmitry
4. Andrei
5. Alexey
6. Maxim
7. Evgeny
8. Ivan
9. Mikhail
10. Artyom

Friday, November 1, 2013

Bottom of the Barrel: 1960's, Boys

Mick Jagger
Bottom 32 of the top 1000 for the 1960's.

Lennie
Glynn
Wilmer
Jere
Broderick
Coleman
Darry
Marcelino
Drake
Sandra
Norberto
Houston
Kipp
Irwin
Rogers
Hilton
Vic
Lavern
Donna
Buford
Ferdinand
Herschel
Jamal
Darian
Haywood
Rubin
Wilton
Clair
Mac
Arnoldo
Artie
Tyson