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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".

Royal Nicknames: From Frittie to Mapperl

Princess Louise, Princess Maud, and Princess Victoria. Maud was nicknamed "Harry".
In my many posts on royal names, I've found that the royals tend to come up with some very creative nicknames. This post is purely fun, a list of the nicknames I've amassed over the series and a few more I've yet to write about. And on this topic, what's the most creative or quirky nickname you've ever heard?

Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha - "Ducky"

Maud of Wales - Princess Maud was a lively tomboy and was called "Harry" affectionately

William, Prince of Orange - "Wiwill"

Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha - "Baby Bee"

Princess Alexandrine of Prussia - "Adini"

Princess Elisabeth of Greece and Denmark - Called "Woolly" because of her thick, dark hair

Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia - "Shvibzik" which meant "imp"

Maximilian Emmanuel, Duke in Bavaria - "Mapperl"

Maria Feodorovna - "Minnie"

Princess Maria of Yugoslavia - "Mignon"

Prince Friedrich of Hesse and by Rhine - "Frittie"

Louise Élisabeth, Duchess of Parma - "Babette"

Princess Margaret of Connaught - "Daisy"

Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein - "Thora"

Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine - "May" or "Maly"

Princess Margaret of Prussia - By the time she was christened her head was covered with short hair like moss, thus she got the nickname "Mossy"

Princess Sophia of Prussia - Called "Sossy", probably because it rhymed with her sister's "Mossy"

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