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German composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) had a total of 20 children.
He had seven with his first wife, Maria Barbara Bach (who was his 2nd cousin). Four of these children survived to adulthood.
- Catharina Dorothea (b. 1708)
- Wilhelm Friedemann (b. 1710)
- Maria Sophia (twin, b. 1713)
- Johann Christoph (twin, b. 1713)
- Carl Philipp Emanuel (b. 1714)
- Johann Gottfried Bernhard (b. 1715)
- Leopold Augustus (b. 1718)
The other 13 he had with his second wife, Anna Magdalena Wilcke. Six survived to adulthood.
- Christiana Sophia Henrietta (b. 1723)
- Gottfried Heinrich (b. 1724)
- Christian Gottlieb (b. 1725)
- Elisabeth Juliana Friderica (b. 1726)
- Ernestus Andreas (b. 1727)
- Regina Johanna (b. 1728)
- Christiana Benedicta (b. 1730)
- Christiana Dorothea (b. 1731)
- Johann Christoph Friedrich (b. 1732)
- Johann August Abraham (b. 1733)
- Johann Christian (b. 1735)
- Johanna Carolina (b. 1737)
- Regina Susanna (b. 1742)
Do you like any of these names? If so, which ones?
Source: David, Hans T., Arthur Mendel and Christoph Wolff. The New Bach Reader: A Life of Johann Sebastian Bach in Letters and Documents. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1998.
A reader named Elizabeth has sent me a rather cool list of hockey-inspired baby names. She writes:
I’m a name enthusiast and a hockey fanatic, and my husband and I have been tossing around the idea of naming our son after hockey players.
They haven’t seen any lists of hockey names for babies, though, so they decided to compile one themselves. It includes “both all-time greats and current players.”
I thought I’d pass it along to share with fellow rink rats who may be reading your blog and can’t think of anything other than Wayne (Gretzky), Herb (Brooks), or Patrick (Roy).
Or Bobby (Orr), whose statue was recently unveiled outside the Garden! But I digress…
Here is the list:
Andreas (Andreas Lilja, Andreas Nödl)
Aurèle (Aurèle Émile Joliat)
Bentley (Max Bentley, Doug Bentley)
Bourque (Ray Bourque, Rene Bourque)
Briere (Danny Briere)
Brooks (Herb Brooks, Brooks Laich)
Crosby (Sidney Crosby)
Dryden (Ken Dryden)
Eaves (Patrick Eaves)
Elias (Patrik Elias)
Émile (Aurèle Émile Joliat)
Ennis (Tyler Ennis)
Evgeni (Evgeni Malkin, Evgeni Nabokov)
Ilya (Ilya Kovalchuk, Ilya Bryzgalov)
Kane (Patrick Kane)
Lach (Elmer Lach)
Lemieux (Mario Lemieux)
Luca (Luca Caputi)
Malkin (Evgeni Malkin)
Malone (Joe Malone, Ryan Malone)
Marek (Marek Svatos)
Mario (Mario Lemieux)
Marleau (Patrick Marleau)
Michal (Michal Handzus)
Milan (Milan Hejduk)
Modano (Mike Modano)
Nikolai (Nikolai Khabibulin)
Parise (Zach Parise)
Pavel (Pavel Datsyuk)
Rene (Rene Bourque)
Savard (Serge Savard, Marc Savard)
Shore (Eddie Shore)
Stephane (Stephane Yelle)
Turco (Marty Turco)
Thanks so much for sharing, Elizabeth!
Another good source of hockey names is the Legends of Hockey website, which is affiliated with the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Which hockey names are your favorites?