Monday, July 18, 2016

On My Mind: 7-18-16

Inès, Nine and Violette, 2008
Nine and Violette - Inès de La Fressange (full name Inès Marie Lætitia Églantine Isabelle de Seignard de La Fressange)  is a model, aristocrat, and designer, known all around for her style. At the age of 51 she walked the runway for Gaultier and later Chanel. She was married to Luigi d'Urso until his death in 2006. They had two daughters, Nine Marie d'Urso and Violette Marie d'Urso. She also has two stepdaughters, India and Clotilde.

Oscar Holly - I'm totally in love with actress Robin Tunney and her husband Nicky Marmet named their boy, Oscar Holly, which I discovered in this Nameberry post. I love seeing nature names used on boys!

Lolita - It's always super surprising to see this name used in real life, even though I think the sound is absolutely beautiful. French actress Isabelle Huppert has a grown daughter, Lolita Chammah, who is also an actress. Her brothers are Lorezno and Angelo. Their father is Lebanese actor Ronald Chammah.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Alanis Morrisette Has a Baby Girl

Alanis
Singer Alanis Morrisette, mother already to a little boy named Ever Imre, has given birth to her second child with husband, rapper Mario "Souleye" Treadaway, a little girl they named Onyx Solace.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

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"

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski Reveal Baby Name

Emily and John
Emily Blunt and husband John Krasinski have revealed that they already had her second baby, another girl who they named Violet. Older sister is named Hazel.

Monday, July 4, 2016

On My Mind: 7/4/16

Minute Maid Park on Friday
Avisail - I went to my first ever sports game this past Friday and absolutely loved it. One of the men on the other team, The White Sox, had the name Avisail, which I thought was really interesting. He's originally from Venezuela, but I can't find much on the name outside of him.

Dutch Names - These Dutch birth announcements were so amazing, I loved almost every single one. My favorites were twins Alexander Bonifas Maurits and Valentijn Hendrik Jaap, Fleurance Maryse Juliette, Josephine Duveken Elizabeth, and Victoria Vesper. I thought it was interesting that the Dutch are also into animal names: a little boy was named Vos - Dutch for "fox".

Interesting Sibset - The whole ball game was apart of one of our church's functions, and three little girls from our church sat behind us with my cousin. I finally got the opportunity to hear all their names - Waylon, Gigi, and Sylvie.