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I can’t tell you much about Count John VI of Nassau-Dillenburg (1536-1606), but I do know that he had a whole bunch of children. Want to know their names? Of course you do! Here they are, listed by mother.
13 children with first wife Elisabeth:
- William Louis (b. 1560)
- John (b. 1561)
- George (b. 1562)
- Elisabeth (b. 1564)
- Juliana (b. 1565)
- Philip (b. 1566)
- Maria (b. 1568)
- Anna Sibylla (b. 1569)
- Mathilde (b. 1570)
- Albert (b. 1572)
- Ernst Casimir (b. 1573)
- Louis Gunther (b. 1575)
- stillborn (b. 1579)
4 children with second wife Kunigunde:
- stillborn (b. 1581)
- Maria Amalia (b. 1582)
- Kunigunde (b. 1583)
- stillborn (b. 1585)
7 children with third wife Johannetta:
- George Louis (b. 1588)
- John Louis (b. 1590)
- Johannette Elisabeth (b. 1593)
- Anna (b. 1594)
- Magdalene (b. 1595)
- Anna Amalie (b. 1599)
- Juliane (b. 1602)
Do you particularly like (or dislike) any of the above names?
Source: Johann VI, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg
A reader named Debra wrote to me a few days ago about her situation:
I’ve loved the names Sophia and Olivia for about 10 years, but now as I am about to have my own baby girl, these names are very popular. I’m looking for girl names that are old fashioned, a tad unusual, and don’t clash with our names, Nathan and Debra. So far Silvia/Silvie is my front runner but my husband is not in love with it. I’d love suggestions.
Many expectant parents seem to be in the same boat regarding names like Sophia and Olivia (…and Isabella, and Hannah, and so on).
Luckily, there are plenty of other old-fashioned names out there. For instance, none of the following are super-popular on a national level right now (though a few, like Valeria and Lydia, do have the potential to become popular in the next few years):
I’d intended to exclude all D- and N-names (for a distinct first initial)…but Dorothy I kept. I like how it both begins with a D (as Debra does) and includes a Th (as Nathan does). A cute way to pay tribute to Mom and Dad, maybe?
Let me know what other names you would suggest!
Update: The baby is here! Scroll down to the last comment to find out which name Debra chose.