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June

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Women's Home Companion, June 1916 June is the sixth month of the year. Junius or Iunius  is what the Romans called it, and there are a few differing tales as to how it's name came to be. Ovid gives two different ideas: one, that it came from the name of the Goddess Juno , wife of Jupiter, the supreme deity, and two, that it was inspired by the word iuniores which meant "younger ones", as it followed May, which might have been inspired by maiores , "elders". Ovid also claims that mid-May through mid-June is not an ideal time for marriages, as instructed by the high Priestess of Jupiter, but Plutarch thinks that the entirety of June is better than any of May for a wedding. There were multiple festivals held during June, one being the festival of the Goddess Bellona . Similar to Athena, Bellona, originally called Duellona, was the Goddess of the destructive and belligerent parts of war and consort to the God Mars. Often depicted holding a sword or spear, al

Hello, Summer!

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"Summer Clouds" by Charles Courtney Curran Much to my shock I forgot to even post my summer names! Summer is my least favorite season. I like it in theory and always dream it's gonna involve me sipping juice on the porch in some cute shorts and sunglasses, spending days lounging in the pool, and reading in the sun. Unfortunately it is never like that, and I've come to realize I'm never going to have a "movie" summer. In Texas summer is dry as a bone, without even a breath of air, opposed to winter where everything is wet. You burn yourself on the car and then on the seat belt, and then you melt all your makeup off trying to wait for the air conditioning to cool down. It's just no fun. But, that does not mean I will neglect my duty to post some summer names. Summer Names: Somerled - "Summer traveller" Suvi - "Summer" Natsuko - "Summer child" Udane - "Summer" Helios - "Sun"; Greek personif

Eddie Redmayne and Wife Welcome First Baby

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Hannah and Eddie Eddie Redmayne and wife Hannah Bagshawe have had their first baby, a girl they named Iris Mary Redmayne.

The Children of Princess Alix

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Princess Alix Alix, Dowager Princess of Ligne was born Alix Marie Anna Antoinette Charlotte Gabrielle to Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma and Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg . She married Antoine, 13th Prince of Ligne who was born Antoine Maria Joachim Lamoral de Ligne. Their children were: Michel Charles Eugène Marie Lamoral de Ligne,  "Prince Michel de Ligne",    later "Michel, 14th Prince of Ligne" Wauthier de Ligne, "Prince Wauthier de Ligne" Anne-Marie de Ligne, "Princess Anne-Marie de Ligne" Christine Marie Elisabeth de Ligne, "Princess Christine de Ligne", later "Princess Christine of Orléans-Braganza" Sophie de Ligne, "Princess Sophie de Ligne" Antoine de Ligne, "Prince Antoine de Ligne" Yolande de Ligne, "Princess Yolande de Ligne"

Names for Wild Boys

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Tenzing Norgay These are names for boys who are adventurous, love exploring the woods and making up their own games. They seek to solve the great mysteries of the world (and don't mind a lady or two giving them advice). They are dauntless, brave, amazing. Jobs for these boys: Diver, storm chaser, sailor, zookeeper, mountaineer. Bram Orion Jasper Sayer Cillian Rafe Otto Ivan Fletcher Tobias Corin Nico Cyrus Anders Fox Hans Benno Soren Evander Cato Archer Titus Malone Judah Xander Wilkes Flynn Loki Enzo Wolfgang Harris Tiberius Gable Zephyr Atticus Horatio Real Life Heroes: Tenzing Norgay - One of the first men to make it to the top of Mt. Everest, Nepalese (1914-1986) Sir Charles "Leonard" Woolley - British archaeologist (1880-1960) Roald Amundsen - Norwegian explorer (1872-1928) Amerigo Vespucci - Italian explorer, cartographer, and navigator; gave America it's name (1454-1512) Thu

The Gabors

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Jolie is seated in the front and from l-r is Magda, Zsa Zsa, and Eva. Known as much for their beauty and style as for their multiple marriages, the three Gabor sisters, all actresses and socialites in their own rights, were an interesting bunch. Born in Hungary to  Vilmos Gábor, a soldier, and Janka "Jolie" Tillman, her nickname being the French word for "pretty", though she purported her name was Jancsi, a name for boys', saying that it was because her parents were so eager to have one. Jolie was born to a Jewish couple from Galicia, and owned a jewelry shop called "The Diamond House". She had two older sisters, Zseni "Janette", and Dora, along with a younger sister Rozalie "Rozsika", and a younger brother Sebastian. Jolie eventually divorced  Vilmos  and would go on to marry twice more. They narrowly escaped Hungary in WWII. The Gabor sisters are: Magdolna "Magda" -  Magda, the eldest and least known of the sis

May

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The American, May, 1923 I'm sorry I didn't actually get to post this in May but right when I was going to I got really ill and couldn't even get on the computer. May is the fifth month of the year. May was named for the Greek Goddess Maia , a daughter of Atlas, a Pleiade, and the mother of the God Hermes, whose Roman counter part was the fertility Goddess Bona Dea, whose festivals were held during the month. The festival allowed women to make blood sacrifices and use strong wines, which was forbidden at the time. Men were not allowed to know her "mysteries" or her true name. Ovid gives us another idea - that May came from the Latin word maiores , which meant "elders", and that the following month, June, was named for the "young people". The birthstone for May is the emerald , and the birth flower is the lily -of-the-valley and the common hawthorn . Epigaea repens, commonly referred to as the mayflower , is for us North Americans, the si