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June 19th, 2013 04:48 PM #101Zelia/Elja • Nineteen • Name and history nerd from an early age • I have a blog.
June 19th, 2013 05:53 PM #103Senior Member
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Princess Charlotte of Wales was born and named, it would be widely expected that she would have a brother who would have displaced her in the line of succession. It wasn't until years later that if became obvious that she would be her father's only child.
Same thing for her cousin Princess Victoria — not only would she have been expected to have a brother, but on top of that she had two uncles ahead of her in the line of succesion who could have produced children at any point in time. In fact, in the years after her birth her uncle William (IV) had a daughter (who given the family's lack of heirs was appropriately named Elizabeth, a "regal" name) and 3 sons who all died in infancy. It was telling of Victoria's litttle dynastical status that her parents were forbidden to give their daughter a queenly name (Charlotte and Elizabeth were their choices) and had to pick something "foreign" and unusual.
If William and Kate's child is a girl, it will be the first time in history that a Princess will be expected to be Queen at birth.Florence Maud- Mary Valentine - Ada Imogen - Clementine Everly - Esmée Alexandra | Benedict Henry - Lucan Frederick - Augustine Louis - Emory Patrick - Theodore John
June 19th, 2013 06:06 PM #105Senior Member
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Drake" and you wouldn't officially refer to the President of the USA as "Barry", you can't have a "Queen Rebecca" (which isn't even a Christian saint's name). Like we've said, they'll have much more freedom to name the younger children.
When the Swedish Crown Princess and Prince named their daughter Estelle it was a pretty big controversy in Sweden, until they saved face by coming up with an obscure relative with that (foreign, non traditional) name — and the Swedish monarchy is nowhere near as important and traditional as the British.Florence Maud- Mary Valentine - Ada Imogen - Clementine Everly - Esmée Alexandra | Benedict Henry - Lucan Frederick - Augustine Louis - Emory Patrick - Theodore John
June 19th, 2013 06:25 PM #107
Victoria's birth, the Duke of Kent proudly went around saying that his daughter was going to be the future Queen of England, and seeing as she was older than Princess Elizabeth of Clarence, I'd say that she very much was expected to become Queen at the time of her birth (with the demographic of stillborn children born by the Duchess of Clarence, I wouldn't bet that their hopes were to high by the time of Elizabeth's birth).
As for the names, the Prince Regent objected against her being named Georgina or Georgiana (much like he objected against Elizabeth being named either of the names), so therefore she was named after her godfather and mother, which really wasn't that odd in those days (Elizabeth was named Elizabeth Georgina Adelaide) and though they might've been slightly uncommon, I would hardly say it's a surprise that they named her what they named her.Zelia/Elja • Nineteen • Name and history nerd from an early age • I have a blog.
June 28th, 2013 05:02 PM #109Junior Member
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If Kate and Will have a daughter the top names I believe will be:
Amelia, Cecilia, Gemma, Serena, Olivia, Louisa or Julia?
But if it´s a boy i have a strong feeling it might be a Jonathan, Victor, Alfred, Theodore or Joseph.
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