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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.

The Siblings of C.C. van Asch van Wijck

"Cox in the Atelier of Toon Dupuis"
C.C. van Asch van Wijck was a Dutch artists' model and sculptor, and had many siblings who had amazing names. C.C. herself was Lady Cornélie Caroline, and was called "Cox". She was named for her aunt, Countess Cornelia van Limburg Stirum. She was the fourth of the five children of Lord Hubert Willem van Asch van Wijck and Countess Wilhelmina Philippina "Wim" van Limburg Stirum.
The others were as follows:

Constance "Conny"
Maurits "Maus"
Cecilius "Cecil"
C.C.
Wilhelmina Adolphina "Dolph"

C.C. died after giving birth to her son, Johan Adolph "Dolph" Volcker, at the age of thirty-one.

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