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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 Victoria Louise of Prussia

Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia
Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia was born Viktoria Luise Adelheid Mathilde Charlotte to William II, German Emperor and Empress Augusta Victoria. She married Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick who was born Ernst August Christian Georg.
Their children were:

Ernst August Georg Wilhelm Christian Ludwig Franz Joseph Nikolaus Oskar, "Ernst August IV", "Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover"

Georg Wilhelm Ernst August Friedrich, "Prince George of Hanover"

Frederica Louisa Thyra Victoria Margareta Sophie Olga Cécilie Isabelle Christa, "Princess Frederica of Hanover", later "Frederica, Queen of the Hellenes"

Christian Oskar Ernst August Wilhelm Viktor Georg Heinrich, "Prince Christian Oscar of Hanover"

Welf Heinrich Ernst August Georg Christian Berthold Friedrich Wilhelm Louis Ferdinand, "Prince Welf Henry of Hanover"

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