Showing posts from September, 2014

Apartment Therapy (8)

Amelia and Angus' Room I'm back with some more Apartment Therapy! Please enjoy these wonderfully named children + lovely rooms. Girls: Ruby Colette Sophie Pearl Vivian Frances Zoe Isobel Harriet "Hattie" Brynlee Harper Stella Maeve Rosalind Freia Emerson Rooney Eliza Amelia (Sister to Angus) Sylvia Mariam Harlan Veil Violet Mila Emmaline Isla Rae Gemma Eden Stella Boys: Joseph Mac Locke Jack Archer Grayson Charlie Angus (Brother to Amelia) León Oscar Sebastian Bear Eli Mateo Zeb Julian Maxwell Beckett and Cooper Lucca Roman Casimir Reason Lennon

Hello, Fall!

"Autumn Leaves" by John Everett Millais Fall is probably my favorite season, followed closely by winter, which is really sad because I live in the south where we have fall for about a week before moving into the worst, wettest winter you could imagine. In honor of fall finally arriving, I'm going to do a post on names that remind me of fall and relate to it. *I wanted to thank my sister, Abby, for helping with this list! Autumnal Names: Luna - Harvest Moon Aurelia/Aurelius - "Golden, gilded" Orabela -"Golden-beautiful" Autumnus - Latin form of autumn Demeter - "Earth mother", Goddess of agriculture Oisín - "Little deer" Todd - "Fox" Pepita - Diminutive of Joseph and feminine variants; name for pumpkin seeds Flavius/Flavia - "Golden" or "yellow-haired" Zibiah - "Roe, deer" Arista - "Ear of Corn" Golda/Goldie Kaede - "Maple" Aiman - "Beauty of the mo

The Children of Victoria Louise of Prussia

Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia was born Viktoria Luise Adelheid Mathilde Charlotte to William II, German Emperor and Empress Augusta Victoria . She married Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick who was born Ernst August Christian Georg. Their children were: Ernst August Georg Wilhelm Christian Ludwig Franz Joseph Nikolaus Oskar, " Ernst August IV ", " Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover " Georg Wilhelm Ernst August Friedrich, " Prince George of Hanover " Frederica Louisa Thyra Victoria Margareta Sophie Olga Cécilie Isabelle Christa, " Princess Frederica of Hanover ", later " Frederica, Queen of the Hellenes " Christian Oskar Ernst August Wilhelm Viktor Georg Heinrich, " Prince Christian Oscar of Hanover " Welf Heinrich Ernst August Georg Christian Berthold Friedrich Wilhelm Louis Ferdinand, " Prince Welf Henry of Hanover "


Idris Elba Origin : Welsh Gender : Male Meaning : "Ardent lord" Pronunciation : IHD-ris Other forms : N/A Since Idris Elba seems to be the new "it guy", I thought now would be the perfect time to profile his name. Idris comes from the Welsh udd meaning "lord" or "prince" and ris , "ardent, impulsive, enthusiastic". Mr. Elba is really Idrissa Akuna Elba; His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and his mother, Eve, is from Ghana. Although Idris is rather rare, there are other namesakes, including poet Idris Davies, Malaysian footballer Idris Abdul Karim, Saint Idris the Prophet, and a female example, Idris the Tardis from "Doctor Who". Idris Gawr, or "Idris the Giant", was a King of Meirionnydd who was said to have won a battle against the Irish on the mountain Cadair Idris (known locally as Cader Idris), which means "Chair of Idris". Other legends state that there actually was a giant named Id

Watery Names

"Miranda - The Tempest" by John William Waterhouse I am simultaneously afraid and fascinated by the ocean. It is so mysterious and so undiscovered, anything could be living out there. Here are some names that are as beautiful and strange as the place that inspired them. Girls: Darya - Persian, "Sea" Maris - Latin, "Of the sea" Naia - Basque, "Wave, sea foam" Océane - French, "Ocean" Mira - Sanskrit, "Sea, ocean" Nereida - Greek, "Nymphs, sea sprites" Rosemary - Latin, "Dew of the sea" Muirgen - Gaelic, "Born of the sea" Niloofar - Persian, "Water-lily" Meri - Finnish, "Sea" Aysu - Turkish, "Moon water" Meltem - Turkish, "Sea wind" Boys: Windsor - English, "Riverbank with a windlass" Mortimer - English or French, "Still water" Llyr - Welsh, "The sea" Irving - Scottish, "Green water" Glyndwr - 

The Children of Maria Leopoldina of Austria

Maria Leopoldina at 18   Maria Leopoldina of Austria or "Leopoldina",   was born Maria Leopoldina Josefa Caroline to Holy Roman Emperor Francis II and Maria Teresa of Naples and Sicily. She married Pedro I of Brazil , who was born Pedro de Alcântara Francisco António João Carlos Xavier de Paula Miguel Rafael Joaquim José Gonzaga Pascoal Cipriano Serafim. Their children were: Maria da Glória Joana Carlota Leopoldina da Cruz Francisca Xavier de Paula Isidora Micaela Gabriela Rafaela Gonzaga, " Maria II of Portugal " Pedro de Alcântara João Carlos Leopoldo Salvador Bibiano Francisco Xavier de Paula Leocádio Miguel Gabriel Rafael Gonzaga, " Pedro II of Brazil " Francisca Carolina Joana Carlota Leopoldina Romana Xavier de Paula Micaela Gabriela Rafaela Gonzaga, " Princess Francisca of Brazil " Januária Maria Joana Carlota Leopoldina Cândida Francisca Xavier de Paula Micaela Gabriela Rafaela Gonzaga, " Princess Januária of Brazil &qu

Family Names - Paternal

Now with my father's side. Women: Gladys Lovely Rutha Mattie Lorene Louvenia Men: Jabez Wilford Newton Anderson Green Berry

Family Names - Maternal

My sister has been researching our family and has come across some really interesting names. I was really surprised by some of them, and found the whole thing really fascinating. I'll be doing this in two batches, starting with my mother's side. Women: Jearldean Henry Hilda Fae Rhoda Gussie Odell Mary Lou Jinny Jane Wilhelmina Evelyn Anna Miaida Arie Jemima Tabitha Elvira Laurrisa O'Leavy Mattie Dell Men: Macom Wilhelm Asa Ezekal Peachel Ephrian

Scarlett Johansson Welcomes a Girl

Scarlett and Romain This is a little late, but I loved the name so much I wanted to mention it. Scarlett Johansson has had a little girl she named Rose Dorothy, with her fiancé Romain Dauriac.

A Collection of Names Taken from Prussian Consorts

"Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Bevern" by Antoine Pesne Prussia was a German kingdom which was in power from 1701 to 1918, and included parts of modern day Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Denmark, Belgium, the Czech Republic, and of course, Germany. Dorothea of Denmark Anna Marie of Brunswick-Calenberg- Gottingen Marie Eleonore of Cleves Anna of Prussia Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate Louise Henriette of Orange-Nassau Sophia Dorothea of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg Sophia Charlotte of Hanover Sophia Louise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin Sophia Dorothea of Hanover Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Bevern Frederika Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach Victoria, Princess Royal Augusta Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein Spouses of Pretenders to the Throne: Hermine Reuss of Greiz Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin Kira Kirillovna of Russia Sophie of Isenburg