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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.

A Collection of Names Taken from French Consorts (Part One)

Eleanor of Aquitaine

I find that Royalty often have some of the most beautiful and fabulous names. I spend hours looking through their names, each time finding something new or unexpected. Today, I'm featuring a list taken from the names of French consorts throughout history. There are some really unusual ones here, and others are downright weird.

Ermentrude of Orléans
Richilde of Provence
Adelaide of Paris
Théodrate of Troyes
Eadgifu of England
Béatrice of Vermandois
Emma of France
Gerberga of Saxony
Emma of Italy
Adelaide of Aquitaine
Rozala of Italy
Bertha of Burgundy
Constance of Arles
Matilda of Frisia
Anne of Kiev
Bertha of Holland
Bertrade de Montfort
Adélaïde de Maurienne
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Constance of Castile
Adèle of Champagne
Isabelle of Hainaut


  1. Some of these are super weird and funny (Richardis, Frederonne, Eadgifu, etc.) but there are some real gems here as well. I love Adele and Adelaide, and I really like Richilde and Ermentrude for some reason! Rozala is pretty too. I'm also totally fascinated by Theodrate. Can you find any history/origins/etc. behind it?

    1. I love Richilde (I think it has a nice sound) and Ermentrude as well. Theodrate is a hard one to find info on. I did find an Abbess named Irmina, who changed her name to Theodrate later on, but that's about it.


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