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Prince William and Duchess Kate Reveal Name of New Prince

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William, Kate, and Louis Prince William and Duchess Kate have revealed the name of their third child, another boy. His name is Louis Arthur Charles, and he joins elder siblings Prince George Alexander Louis and Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. It is pronounced "lou-EE".

On My Mind: 4-20-18

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"Guinevere" by Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale Guinevere - At work I overheard a girl - she was probably around four years old - being called Guinevere. I was so pleasantly surprised and it's probably one of the most unusual names I've heard being used in real life. I've always loved the name Guinevere, it's mystical and beautifully feminine without being too saccharine, and lends itself to the very usable Gwen. Millicent - I recently saw "A Quiet Place" with a group of friends and loved it! The eldest child in the film is played by actress Millicent "Milly" Simmonds, who was excellent in the role. It was refreshing to see Millicent being used, and I think it could really make a comeback. Family Names - I've written a few times about names of my ancestors here  and here , but I've found a few more I find interesting. First is my great-grandfather and his siblings - they were children of German immigrants: Serna Adeline/Ade

Noel Fielding Welcomes First Child

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Lliana and Noel English comedian Noel Fielding has had his first child with his girlfriend, radio presenter Lliana Bird. They haven't revealed the gender of their baby, but they have revealed the name - Dali, after artist Salvador  Dalí.

The Children of Marie-Caroline de Bourbon-Sicile, duchesse de Barry

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Marie-Caroline de Bourbon-Sicile, duchesse de Barry Marie-Caroline de Bourbon-Sicile, duchesse de Barry was born Maria Carolina Ferdinanda Luise to  Francis I of the Two Sicilies and Archduchess Maria Clementina of Austria . She first married  Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry who was born Charles Ferdinand d'Artois, duc de Berry. Their children were: Louise  Élisabeth, " Princess Louise  Élisabeth ", died in infancy Louis, " Prince Louis ", died in infancy Louise Marie  Thérèse d'Artois, later " Princess Louise Marie  Thérèse, Duchess of Parma " Henri Charles Ferdinand Marie  Dieudonné d'Artois, " Prince Henri, duc de Bourdeaux " and later " Henri, comte de Chambord "; he was regarded as a "miracle child", because his father was assassinated seven months before his birth, and it was feared that the senior line of the House of Bourbon would soon cease to exist. This was why he was given one of his name

Famous Name: Neko

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Neko Case Origin: Japanese Gender: Unisex Meaning: "Cat" Pronunciation: NEE-ko, NEH-ko Other forms: N/A I kinda totally forgot about this series (oops!) but I remember that writing the first post, about the name Idina , was one of my favorites I've ever done. This was the second one I had planned, a guilty pleasure of mine. Neko simply means "cat" in Japanese, and brings to mind two things: Maneki-neko, the lucky cat with one paw up that is featured in everything from figurines to key-chains to ornaments to even a tea infuser ; the second is Virginia born singer Neko Case (and yes, that's her real name). Her parents were of Ukrainian descent, and unfortunately I've not been able to find any information on how or why her name was chosen. Neko Case is not big enough to be an immediate thought whenever I hear the name, in truth I think of the Maneki-neko before anything else, and I think that's a charming association. The earliest records

On My Mind: 4-13-18

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Well, I turned twenty-two on the seventh, and I have mixed feelings about it. I'm anxious about my future. It's still so undecided, while my peers, even people younger than me, seem to know exactly what they want. I feel both old and young. It's confusing. And here I am again, trying to make myself post here more often but procrastinating as I do on everything. I feel like I'm running out of ideas (something I never thought I'd say!) regarding this blog, so if anyone has suggestions on something they'd like to see, please let me know! Thyme - There's a new male model on the circuit, and his name is Thyme Stidworthy. I haven't been able to find much information on him or his origins, though. I think it's fascinating to see a name like this on a guy, and very refreshing. Hetta, Merripen, and Jolyon - I recently finished an excellent novel by Laura Purcell called "The Silent Companions". If you love Gothic horror like I do,