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On My Mind: 8-29-21

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Ryan Kiera Strong as Almandine in American Horror Story: Red Tide Tiktok Babies - I'm just about as addicted to Tiktok as everyone else is right now, and while mindlessly scrolling I've come across some babies with really interesting names! So far I've seen a Rhea, Meadow, Ares, Marguerite, Violet Orion and Wren Eleanor! Almandine - Are you watching the new American Horror Story ? It's going to have two different stories with four episodes devoted to each. In this first one the main characters have a daughter named Almandine who they call Alma! Dove Orion - On Instagram there is an absolutely precious baby named Dove Orion. It would seem that Orion is becoming a popular middle for girls!

On My Mind: 8-22-21

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Starloe - While watching Good Morning America I noticed a really interesting name! They had a segment featuring different teachers and one of them was Starloe Galleta from Florida. In a world of Harlows, could Starloe, or even Starlow, be the next big thing?  Evanora - I recently finished Auralee Wallace's first book in her newest series about a family of witches that run a B&B and happen to get caught up in some mysteries. One of her aunts is called Nora, but her full name is Evanora! I thought that was really pretty, and perfectly witchy. Evanora has another magical connection -- it's the Wicked Witch of the West's name in Oz the Great and Powerful .  In the Company of Witches comes out October 5th, and will be a wonderful choice for all your Halloween needs! Riva - I just finished one of my most coveted books of 2021 -- Sistersong (read my review here !)   by Lucy Holland. The eldest sister is named Riva, which I've always been partial to. Riva is a diminutive o

The Children of Princess Henriette of Orléans, Duchess of Vendôme

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Princess Henriette of Orléans, Duchess of Vendôme Princess Henriette of Orléans, Duchess of Vendôme was born Henriëtte Maria Charlotte Antonia of Belgium to  Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders and  Princess Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen . She married  Prince Emmanuel, Duke of Vendôme . Their children were: Marie Louise Ferdinande, "Princess Marie Louise of Orléans" Sophie Joséphine Louise Marie Immaculée Gabrielle Philippine Henriette, "Princess Sophie of  Orléans" Geneviève Marie Jeanne Françoise Chantal Monique Louise Alberte Joséphine Gabrielle Emmanuelle Henriette, "Princess Geneviève  of  Orléans" Charles Philippe, "Prince Charles Philippe, Duke of Nemours"

Teresa Palmer and Mark Webber Welcome Fourth Child!

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Mark and Teresa Actress Teresa Palmer and her husband, actor Mark Webber, have welcomed their fourth child and second girl, who they named Prairie Moon. They also have Forest Sage, Bodhi Rain, and Poet Lake.

Names from the Gallery of Beauties

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Antonietta Cornelia Vetterlein The Gallery of Beauties is a collection of thirty-six portraits of women from the nobility and middle classes in Munich, painted between 1827 and 1850, done mostly by court artist Joseph Karl Stieler. They featured actresses, a shoe-maker's daughter, and one of the King's mistresses, an Irish born beauty, plus many more. Here are their names: Auguste Strobl Maximiliane Borzaga Isabella von Trauffkirchen-Engelberg Amalie von Lerchenfeld Antonietta Cornelia Vetterlein Charlotte von Hagn Nanette Kaulla Anna Hillmayer Regina Daxenberger Jane Elizabeth Digby Marianna Marquesa Florenzi Amalie von Schintling Helene Sedlmayr Irene von Pallavinci Caroline von Holnstein Jane Erskine Theresa Spence Mathilde von Jordan Wihelmine Sulzer Luise von Neubeck Antonie Wallinger Rosalie Julie von Bonar Sophie Friederike von Bayern Katharina Botsaris Caroline Lizius Elise List Marie Friederike of Prussia Friederike von Gumppenberg Caroline von Oettingen-Wallerstein Em

The Children of Diana Beauclerk, Duchess of St Albans

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The Duchess of St Albans by Godfrey Kneller Diana Beauclerk, Duchess of St Albans was born Lady Diana de Vere to Aubrey de Vere, 20th Earl of Oxford and Diana Kirke . Diana was one of Mary II's Hampton Court Beauties, which was a series of paintings of the most glamorous women from William III's court. She married Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans . Their children were: Charles Beauclerk, 2nd Duke of St Albans Lady Diana Beauclerk Lord William Beauclerk Admiral Vere Beauclerk, 1st Baron Vere of Hanworth Colonel Lord Henry Beauclerk Lord Sidney Beauclerk Lieutenant-General Lord George Beauclerk Lord Seymour Beauclerk Rt. Revd. Lord James Beauclerk, Bishop of Hereford Lord Aubrey Beauclerk Lady Mary Beauclerk Lady Anne Beauclerk

Names Worn by Mary Astor

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Mary Astor Starting out, my posts featuring " Names Worn By " by different actors and actresses (usually vintage ones) were some of my favorite! I can't really say what caused me to stop writing them, but I would love to get back to it! So for my first new one, I've chosen the beautiful Mary Astor. Born on May 3rd, 1906 as Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke to a father who immigrated from Germany and an American mother, Mary's first foray into film was when she auditioned for Lillian Gish, who was so enamored of her recitation of Shakespeare that she shot a thousand feet of Astor. She went on to make her film debut at the tender age of fourteen in Sentimental Tommy , but her small scene ended up being cut. After being dropped by Paramount and starring in some small films, she was eventually picked back up and went on to star in Beau Brummell at the behest of John Barrymore who saw her photo and demanded she be cast. The couple would end up having a long affair (desp