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June 17th, 2013 08:23 AM #6Junior Member
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June 17th, 2013 08:30 AM #8Senior Member
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Royal experts correct me if I'm wrong; Isn't in normal royal decency not to use the same names as other European heirs to the throne? If so Elizabeth, Eleanor and Alexandra are off for a girl (and maybe Victoria too, although this is not the same generation). I'm still hoping they're having a boy to even the young heirs to the various thrones of Europe a bit out (girls first in line in Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Spain and Belgium).My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014
June 17th, 2013 08:54 AM #10
Victoria, Edward VII and George VI didn't and apparently Charles wants to be George VII. But yes, little Prince Christian's going to get a bit lonely with all these princesses running around!
So current heirs are:
Haakon & Ingrid Alexandra (don't know too much about Norwegian royals- does she always go by both names?)
Frederik & Christian
Philippe & Elisabeth - is this the only other Elizabeth? It's such a popular name, I think they'd get away with it.
Victoria & Estelle - yeah I think the age gap is big enough
Felipe & Leonor - I think they could get away with Eleanor
I think that's all of them :/ I think they're all right to be honest, especially if other royal houses have used international variations (Leonor/Eleanor, Guillaume/William etc). And our RF don't seem to mix with other royals very much, which isn't an excuse, but I wish they were more like the Scandinavian royals who seem to have a great relationship!
June 17th, 2013 10:07 AM #12
I would love to see a King Arthur...wishful thinking? And if it's a girl, they better have Diana in there somewhere or I'll be really ticked off.
Traditional Boys Names for First or Middles: Philip (grandfather is currently in the hospital at 92 years old), Arthur, George, Alfred, Albert, Alexander, Charles, Richard, John (kind of a bad luck name but this is Kate's father's name), James, Louis, David, Edward, Edmund
Traditional Girls Names for First and Middles: Victoria, Mary (these two names are my top picks because no one in the immediate family has them for first names), Elizabeth, Diana, Anne, Adelaide, Alexandra, Caroline, Charlotte (this may be a mn only because Diana's brother has a Lady Charlotte Diana Spencer), Eleanor, Matilda, Helena, Louisa, Alice, Margaret, Catherine, Henrietta, Rose (mn only), PhilippaAll the best,
June 17th, 2013 10:55 AM #14Senior Member
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I can see Philip in the name if it's a boy, especially if Prince Philip passes away before the baby is born. I also think Arthur might be part of it, though not as the first name. George Philip Arthur Francis - I don't think they'd go as far as rearranging or reversing Charles' full name, they'd come up with something a bit more different, and Francis would honour Diana by using the masculine version of her middle name, Frances.
I seem to have remembered reading somewhere the Queen didn't want any grandchildren/great-grandchildren named after her, so Elizabeth as a first name is out if it's a girl. I can see it as a middle though. Victoria would be nice, but it'd be a lot to live up to - I'd see that more likely as a middle too. Maybe Margaret as a middle after the late Princess Margaret? Mary Elizabeth Margaret Victoria maybe? Or Mary Victoria Elizabeth Frances - again, to honour Diana? I don't know if they'd use Diana straight out given the controversy around her still in the Royal Family.
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