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40 Names for Your Plucky Heroine

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Today we're going to be focusing on a style I like to call "plucky heroine"; names for girls who are mystery-solvers, whose favorite toy is a microscope and favorite stories feature Sherlock Holmes and Watson. Think Harriet the Spy, Nancy Drew or Flavia de Luce. What do you think of this sort of style? It's personally one of my favorites, and I love the mix of quirky, studious and vintage! Ada Agatha/Aggie Alice Beatrice/Beatrix Bernadette Cora Cordelia/Cornelia Dorothea/Dorothy/Dora Edith/Edie Esme Esther Frances Frieda Harriet Henrietta Hester Iris Ivy Jerusha Josephine Juno Louise/Louisa Lucille Lucinda Mabel Margot Matilda Maxine Millicent Nora Penelope Perdita Petra Susanna/h Theodora/Thea Thomasina Vivian Winifred Zelda

The Children of Ferdinand I of Bulgaria

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Ferdinand I of Bulgaria Ferdinand I, Tsar of Bulgaria  was born Ferdinand Maximilian Karl Leopold to Prince August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and  Princess Clémentine of Orléans . He married thrice, firstly  Princess Marie Louise of Bourbon-Parma , then  Princess Eleonore Reuss of Köstritz , and finally  Alžbeta Brezáková . All of his children were a product of his first marriage. They were: Boris Klemens Robert Maria Pius Ludwig Stanislaus Xaver, " Boris III of Bulgaria " Kyril Heinrich Franz Ludwig Anton Karl Philipp, " Kiril, Prince of Preslav " Eudoxia Augusta Philippine Clementine Maria, " Princess Eudoxia of Bulgaria " Nadezhda Klementine Maria Pia Majella, " Princess Nadezhda of Bulgaria "

Names from Brambly Hedge

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The mice of Brambly Hedge at the naming ceremony for Poppy's babies Brambly Hedge is a gorgeous series of eight books for children, all written and illustrated by Epping-born Jill Barklem. They feature anthropomorphic animal characters, mostly mice, and they all have such adorable names, so I thought I would list them all here! At the bottom, I added a list of names that I think fall into that Brambly Hedge "style". Bonus question, for fun: if you lived in Brambly Hedge with your mouse family, what would your names be? You can use names I've listed below or from your own imagination! Let me know in the comments. Brambly Hedge Characters: Alf Toadflax Betony Toadflax Clover Toadflax Catkin Toadflax Wilfred Toadflax Teasel Toadflax Lord Quercus Woodmouse Lady Daisy Woodmouse Primrose Woodmouse Dusty Dogwood Poppy Eyebright Rose Dogwood Buttercup Dogwood Pipkin Dogwood Pip Apple Flora "Flo" Apple Basil Brightberry Names inspired by Brambly Hedge: Angelica Aste

On My Mind: 1-9-21

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Māori Names - I came across this amazing article in The Guardian  talking about how there has been a resurgence of parents from New Zealand using Māori names, especially within the past ten years. It's a fascinating read and one that will interest anybody with a love for names. Two babies are featured in the article, one is named Ruataupare Te Ropuhina Florence Whiley-Whaipooti and the other is called Hinekōrako. The latter's father had this to say about choosing her name: "Hinekōrako’s name came to Dice as he was navigating a waka, a large traditional Māori sailing vessel, from Rarotonga in the Cook Islands back to Aotearoa. 'It was coming up to midnight. We came into a little storm. The temperature had dropped … there was thunder … Once we got through the storm we all turned around and just behind us there was this massive white rainbow … It was a lunar rainbow.'" “'I told our navigator about it and he goes’ 'oh yeah, that’s a tohu (sign), that’s Hi

Lucky Blue Smith Welcomes Baby Boy!

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Nara and Lucky Blue Models Lucky Blue Smith and his wife, Nara Pellman, have welcomed their second child together, a boy they named Slim Easy Smith. Their other child is a girl named Rumble Honey. Lucky Blue has another daughter from a previous relationship named Gravity Blue.

The Children of Princess Clémentine of Orléans

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Clémentine of Orléans with her two eldest sons, Philipp and Ludwig August Princess Clémentine of Orléans was born Marie Clémentine Léopoldine Caroline Clotilde d'Orléans to Louis Philippe I and Maria Amalia of the Two Sicilies . She married  Prince August of Saxe-Coburg . Their children were: Ferdinand Philipp Maria August Raphael, " Prince Philipp of Saxe-Coburg " Ludwig August Maria Eudes, " Prince Ludwig August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha " Marie Adelheid Amalie Clotilde, " Princess Clotilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha " Marie Luise Franziska Amalie, " Princess Amalie of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha " Ferdinand Maximilian Karl Leopold, " Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha ", later " Ferdinand I, Tsar of Bulgaria "

My Favorite Celebrity Baby Names of 2021

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Leslie Odom, Jr., Nicolette Robinson and their daughter, Lucille To kick off the new year I thought I'd do something a little different and fun! I'm going to be listing my favorite celebrity baby names of 2021. Which was your favorite and least favorite? Let me know in the comments! Girls: Elsa Hosk + Tom Daly - Tuuliki "Tuuli" Joan Daly Ashley Tisdale + Christopher French - Jupiter Iris French Ace Harper + Matt Sorum - Lou Ellington Sorum Emelie Forsberg + Kilian Jornet - Ylva Jornet, a sister to Maj Jornet Emma Stone + Dave McCary - Louise Jean McCary Teresa Palmer + Mark Webber - Prairie Moon Webber, a sister to Bodhi Rain, Forest Sage and Poet Lake Webber, and a half-sister to Isaac Webber Stephanie Beatriz + Brad Hoss - Rosaline Hoss Zoe Sugg + Alfie Deyes - Ottilie Rue Deyes Hayley Erin + Adam Fergus - Maude and Juno Fergus Jenny Slate + Ben Shattuck - Ida Lupine Shattuck Johanna + Duff Goldman - Josephine Goldman Boys: Ellie Goulding + Caspar Jopling - Arthur E