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On My Mind: 7-16-17

Gus, Theo, and Ruby - At work I recently heard of a sibset consisting of eldest brother Gus, and then Theo, and a little sister named Ruby. It's so unusual (especially in my small southern town) to hear such stylish names that I was pretty floored when I heard it.

Augustine - Another name sighting from work - a little boy was calling for his friend all across the arcade - his name was Augustine.

Libuše - I've really been into Czech names here lately, and this one is one of my favorites. It comes from the Czech lib - which means "love". In legend, Libuše, also sometimes calledLubuše, Libussa, or Lubossa, was the name of a Princess and the founder of Prague.

A List of Names Taken from French Royal Mistresses (2)

Agnès Sorel as "Madonna Surrounded by Seraphim and Cherubim" by Jean Fouquet
Continuing on...

Agnès Sorel - Charles VII - Sorel was the first officially recognized royal mistress in France. She was called "Dame de beauté", and had three daughters by Charles, Charlotte de Valois, Marie de Valois, and Jeanne de Valois. She died at the age of twenty-eight after giving birth to her fourth child. She was believed to have been poisoned using mercury, and theories state it was Charles' own son who did it.
Antoinette de Maignelais - Charles VII - Antoinette was Agnès' cousin and replaced her as mistress after her death. She had two daughters believed to have been sired by him. One was named Jane.

Phélisé Regnard - Louis XI
Marguerite de Sassenage - Louis XI

Françoise de Foix, Comtesse de Châteaubriant - Francis I
Anne de Pisseleu d'Heilly, Duchess of Étampes - Francis I
Mary Boleyn - Francis I (Disputed)

Diane de Poitiers - Henry II
Janet Stewart - Henry II - Had a son by him named Henri d'Angoulême.
Filippa Duci - Henry II - Had a daughter by him named Diane de France.
Nicole de Savigny, Baroness of Fontette - Henry II

Marie Touchet - Charles IX - Had a son by him named Charles de Valois.

Louise de La Béraudière du Rouhet - Henry III
Renée de Rieux de Châteauneuf - Henry III
Veronica Franco - Henry III
Marie van Kleef, Countess of Beaufort - Henry III

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