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Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Alexandra as Empress and Mother
« on: August 16, 2005, 07:39:17 PM »
I think OTMAA were more isolated than the Wales girls, because they were lonely for other people their age.  Alix sequestered them for what, to her, were excellent reasons.  Queen Victoria had a habit of shunning high society, and that habit wore off on Alicky.  Their isolation had both good and bad effects.  They weren't allowed to be around many eligible bachelors.  Can you imagine what would happen if a common sailor tried to marry a grand duchess?  They had to know any kind of relationship like that was doomed.  Look at what happened to Paul A. and Princess Paley.  How many years did it take for Nikki to let them return to Russia?  That being said, everyone has faults and this one doesn't make Alix a bad person or mother, just human.

I'm glad this question is being discussed.  After reading this thread it seems to me that it's possible Alix just could not have anymore children after Alexei.  She was so ill after all those births, and I don't think it's possible to imagine yourself into a wheelchair.  Alix loved playing with her children, and she wouldn't sacrifice that time with them to hypocrondriac symptoms.  Also, it wouldn't be logical to try and conceive another child if the likely outcome would be the deaths of both fetus and mother.  Her body just would not have been able to nourish another baby for nine months.

I think Nikky remained OUTSIDE the room while his babies were born.  Men didn't start coming into the birthing room until fairly recently (except for the doctor, of course).  Of course it wasn't his OR Alix's fault that they had 4 girls and a boy with a deadly disease.  It's not like he consciously made a decision that his sperm would have an X chromosome the first four times just for fun.  Genes are PURE CHANCE... you just can't decide what you get.  Now, if Alix had just decided one day to make her son a bleeder, that might be different.

The Imperial Family / Re: Names, Patronymics, Nicknames and Name Days
« on: August 16, 2005, 04:54:15 PM »
I believe Feodorovna just means "daughter of God", and the Imperial wives took the name if their father's names lacked a Russian equivalent.  I don't know Russian but I know enough about linguistics to make a "highly" educated guess.  

Tatiana Nicholaievna / Re: Tatiana Smiling?
« on: August 16, 2005, 12:37:44 PM »
Now, does anyone have a picture of darling Tatya smiling showing TEETH over the age of 15?  I did see the one where she's little on the Standart with OMA.  I've seen all the other girls' pearly whites...

The Danish Royal Family / Re: Daughters of Frederick VIII & Queen Louise
« on: August 15, 2005, 05:45:48 PM »
Does anyone have pics of Louise's daughters Marie-Louise and Stephanie as adults?  

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