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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 Antonia of Luxembourg

Antonia with Five of Her Six Children
Princess Antonia of Luxembourg was born Antoinette Roberte Sophie Wihelmine to William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg and Marie Anne of Portugal. She married Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria, who was born Rupprecht Maria Luitpold Ferdinand. He had four children from a previous relationship.
Their children were:

Heinrich Franz Wilhelm, "Prince Heinrich of Bavaria"

Irmingard Maire Josefa, "Princess Irmingard of Bavaria"

Editha Marie Gabrielle Anna, "Princess Editha of Bavaria, Mrs. Schmert"

Hilda Hildegard Marie Gabriele, "Princess Hildegard of Bavaria, Mrs. de Loayza"

Gabriele Adelgunde Marie Theresia Antonia, "Princess Gabrielle of Bavaria, Duchess of Croÿ"

Sophie Marie Therese, "Princess Sophie of Bavaria, Duchess of Arenberg"

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