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On My Mind: 2-14-2018

Aud - I stumbled upon some photos of Audrey Hepburn during her days as a chorus girl - she was posing on top of a building with some other chorus girls and some ice in a bid to stay cool during a summer day. The other girls were Enid Smeedon and Aud Johansen. I thought Aud's name was especially interesting. Aud is the modern form of Auðr, an old Norse name meaning "wealth, prosperity".

Dulcinea - A gorgeous name, especially for those who like longer, more dramatic options. Dulcinea would be a lovely name for a Valentine's baby - it comes from the Spanish dulce, meaning "sweet", and was invented by Miguel de Cervantes for the love interest of Don Quixote.

Pollux - I was surprised by this name's meaning - "very sweet" - because I don't think I've ever seen a boy's name with a meaning like it. In Greek mythology, Pollux is the twin of Castor, sons of Zeus, and the constellation Gemini is meant to represent them.

The Children of Ludovika of Bavaria

Ludovika of Bavaria
Princess Ludovika of Bavaria was born Marie Ludovika Wilhelmine to Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria and Karoline of Baden. She married Maximilian Joseph, Duke in Bavaria, or "Max".
Their children were:

Ludwig Wilhelm, "Ludwig Wilhelm, Duke in Bavaria", or "Louis"

Wilhelm Karl, "Wilhelm Karl, Duke in Bavaria"

Helene Caroline Therese, "Helene, Duchess in Bavaria", "Helene, Hereditary Princess of Thurn and Taxis", or "Néné"

Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie, "Elisabeth, Duchess in Bavaria", or "Sisi", later "Empress Elisabeth of Austria"

Karl-Theodor, "Karl-Theodor, Duke in Bavaria", or "Gackl"

Marie Sophie Amalie, "Marie Sophie, Duchess in Bavaria", later "Marie Sophie, Queen of the Two Sicilies"

Mathilde Ludovika, "Mathilde Ludovika, Duchess in Bavaria", later "Mathilde Ludovika, Countess of Trani"

Maximilian, "Maximilian, Duke in Bavaria" (Stillborn)

Sophie Charlotte Augustine, "Sophie Charlotte, Duchess in Bavaria", later "Sophie Charlotte, Duchess of Alençon"

Maximilian Emmanuel, "Maximilian Emmanuel, Duke in Bavaria", or "Mapperl"


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