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June 17th, 2013 05:02 PM #86
Prince(ss) Jayden. Most names have dodgy histories: George III- mad, George IV- a fat, selfish drunk, Victoria- a sex-mad nutcase, Edward VII- a philanderer and gambler, Edward VIII- scandal with Simpson... even Philip's had his share of bad press. And if we eliminate the names of Edward VII's other mistresses then we can say goodbye to Mary as well.
I think Alice is in contention. It honours both Princess Alice, daughter of Queen Vic, and Alice of Battenburg, Philip's mother. Both are worthy namesakes.
June 17th, 2013 05:49 PM #88
Exactly. If all names that has some bad associations somewhere in history should be excluded, then there wouldn't be any (regal) names left. Alice most certainly is in the picture whether Edward VII's mistress was named it or not, the Duke of Edinburgh's very beloved mother was named Alice and I don't doubt that they would use it in the blink of an eye.Zelia/Elja • Nineteen • Name and history nerd from an early age • I have a blog.
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June 18th, 2013 11:08 AM #94
People are coming up with some lovely possibilities, but many of them will not happen, as they're not established British names. That will be one thing they absolutely will stick to, it will be a really British name, there will be no H.R.H. Princess Calliope of that you can be sure.
I know much is made that Will and Kate have broken with tradition several times, such as spending Christmas with her family last year, and not at Sandringham as is traditional. However, I'm afraid there are certain rules they will not be able to break, and choosing a name outside established royal names isn't one of them.
Nothing to stop them going further back into British royal history, and choosing a name from years gone by, such as Matilda. However they won't be going obscure and it's highly unlikely they'll branch to a name never used by the Royal Family before. I know that Princess Anne's daughter is named Zara (which was actually suggested by Prince Charles!), but Zara is not titled (at her mother's request), and was only ever destined for life as a minor royal (I know that sounds harsh, but it's how the British Royal Family works), therefore Anne could be a little bit more "out there". William and Kate won't get that freedom.♥ Margaret Mary ♥
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