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On My Mind: 12-5-18

Lots of Name Sightings - I've heard so many great names lately at work. Annabelle Ruth, siblings named Viola, Coco, Savannah, and Reed, and a little boy named Thor.

Lorelei - A friend of mine became an Uncle a while back and I just finally got to meet her. Her name is Lorelei, which I think is gorgeous. Lorelei is German and means "luring rock". In German folklore a Lorelei was a sort of mermaid or siren who would lure fishermen to their deaths. Lorelei is also the name of a rock headland on the Rhine River.

Edna - I've been watching "SS-GB" which is set in an alternate history Great Britain where the Germans won WWII. One of the main characters is played by German actor Lars Eidinger, who in real life has a daughter named Edna. I just thought it was so refreshing to see. Edna in Hebrew means "pleasure", and it is also an anglicized version of Irish Eithne, which means "kernel" or "grain".

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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