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On My Mind: 4-20-18

Guinevere - At work I overheard a girl - she was probably around four years old - being called Guinevere. I was so pleasantly surprised and it's probably one of the most unusual names I've heard being used in real life. I've always loved the name Guinevere, it's mystical and beautifully feminine without being too saccharine, and lends itself to the very usable Gwen.

Millicent - I recently saw "A Quiet Place" with a group of friends and loved it! The eldest child in the film is played by actress Millicent "Milly" Simmonds, who was excellent in the role. It was refreshing to see Millicent being used, and I think it could really make a comeback.

Family Names - I've written a few times about names of my ancestors here and here, but I've found a few more I find interesting.

First is my great-grandfather and his siblings - they were children of German immigrants:

Serna
Adeline/Adelina
Gracelea/Graciela
William Charles
Marvin

And then some random fin…

A Collection of Names Taken from Prussian Consorts

"Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Bevern" by Antoine Pesne
Prussia was a German kingdom which was in power from 1701 to 1918, and included parts of modern day Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Denmark, Belgium, the Czech Republic, and of course, Germany.

Dorothea of Denmark
Anna Marie of Brunswick-Calenberg-Gottingen
Marie Eleonore of Cleves
Anna of Prussia
Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate
Louise Henriette of Orange-Nassau
Sophia Dorothea of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Sophia Charlotte of Hanover
Sophia Louise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Sophia Dorothea of Hanover
Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Bevern
Frederika Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt
Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria
Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
Victoria, Princess Royal
Augusta Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein

Spouses of Pretenders to the Throne:

Hermine Reuss of Greiz
Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Kira Kirillovna of Russia
Sophie of Isenburg

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