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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 Children of Leopold I of Belgium

Leopold I with Louise and children

Leopold I of Belgium was born Leopold Georg Christian Friedrich to Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld and Augusta Reuss-Ebersdorf. He married Princess Charlotte of Wales, who was born Charlotte Augusta, and after her death he married Louise of Orléans, who was born Louise Marie Thérèse Charlotte Isabelle. Princess Charlotte suffered a miscarriage, and then gave birth to a stillborn boy, and died from complications surrounding it. She was twenty-one.
His children with Louise were:

Louis-Philippe Léopold Victor Ernest, "Louis-Philippe, Crown Prince of Belgium" or "Babochon" (He died at nine months and twenty-three days)

Léopold Louis Philippe Marie Victor, "Leopold II of Belgium"

Philippe Eugène Ferdinand Marie Clément Baudouin Léopold Georges, "Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders"

Marie Charlotte Amélie Augustine Victoire Clémentine Léopoldine, "Charlotte of Belgium", later "Carlota of Mexico"

After the death of Louise of Orléans at the age of thirty-eight, Leopold took up a mistress, Arcadie Meyer, with whom he had two sons, George and Arthur.


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