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A Collection of Names Taken from Roman Empresses (Part Two)

"The Empress Theodora at the Coliseum" by Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant  Ulpia Severina Magnia Urbica Prisca Eutropia Flavia Maximiana Theodora Galeria Valeria Valeria Maximilla Minervina Fausta Flavia Maxima Flavia Julia Constantia Flavia Aurelia Eusebia Faustina Helena Constantia Charito Marina Severa Justina Albia Dominica Flavia Maxima Constantia Laeta Aelia Flavia Flaccilla Flavia Galla Maria Thermantia Aelia Galla Placidia Licinia Eudoxia Aelia Marcia Euphemia Galla Placidia Valentiniana Minor Aelia Eudoxia Aelia Licinia Eudocia Aelia Pulcheria Aelia Verina Aelia Ariadne Aelia Zeonis Euphemia Theodora Aelia Sophia

On My Mind: 7-7-14

Dovima Dovima - Dorothy Virginia Margaret Juba, better known simply as Dovima, was a famous model of the 50's and rumored to be the highest paid at the time. She was discovered on a sidewalk in New York, and the next day had a shoot with Irving Penn. Richard Avedon called her "the most remarkable and unconventional beauty of her time". Garnet - I love seeing names deemed as "feminine" on men, as it is so often the opposite. Garnet Wolesely was named after his father, a Major. Angharad - I'm currently reading "The Blue Sword" by Robin McKinley. The main character is Angharad "Harry" Crewe, an orphan who is sent to live in Istan, a military outpost, and eventually becomes a warrior of Damar. Angharad is of Welsh origin and means "more love". Oberyn - Oberyn Martell was one of the most popular characters on the last season of "Game of Thrones". Oberyn is most likely a form of Oberon, which Shakespeare used for

Interview Over At Waltzing More Than Matilda

I had so much fun doing this interview , please go and check it out!

A Collection of Names Taken from Roman Empresses (Part One)

Milonia Caesonia I absolutely love Roman names, so this was a real treat to write and research. Enjoy! Livia Drusilla Livia Orestilla Lollia Paulina Milonia Caesonia Valeria Messalina Agrippina the Younger Claudia Octavia Poppaea Sabina Statilia Messalina Galeria Fundana Domitia Longina Pompeia Plotina Vibia Sabina Annia Galeria Faustina Major Annia Galeria Faustina Minor Annia Aurelia Galeria Lucilla Bruttia Crispina Flavia Titania Manlia Scantilla Julia Domnia Publia Fulvia Plautilla Nonia Celsa Julia Cornelia Paula Julia Aquilia Severa Annia Aurelia Faustina Seia Herennia Sallustia Barbia Orbiana Augusta Caecilia Paulina Furia Sabinia Tranquillina Marcia Otacilia Severa Annia Cupressenia Herennia Etruscilla Afinia Gemina Baebiana Gaia Cornelia Supera Julia Cornelia Salonina

The Children of Kira Kirillovna of Russia

Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna and Prince Louis Ferdinand Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia was born to Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia and Grand Duchess Victoria Feodorovna . She married Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia , who was born Louis Ferdinand Viktor Eduard Albert Michael Hubertus. Their children were: Friedrich Wilhelm, " Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia " Michael, " Prince Michael of Prussia " Marie-Cécile Kira Viktoria Luise, " Princess Marie-Cécile of Prussia " Kira Auguste Viktoria Friederike, " Princess Kira of Prussia " Louis Ferdinand Oskar Christian, " Princess Louis Ferdinand of Prussia ", " Louis Ferdinand II ", or "Lulu" Christian-Sigismund, " Prince Christian-Sigismund of Prussia " Xenia, " Princess Xenia of Prussia "