Congratulations to TRH Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark on the birth of their daughter.
So, do we start speculating as to her names for when they are announced at her christening? Considering HM Queen Margrethe's Jubilee this year, how about HH Princess Margrethe Marie? This would match up with their son who was named after HRH The Prince Consort. Otherwise, seeing that the Jubilee was 40 years, she might be called Ruby.
I read somewhere that when Princess Mary was born in 1897, Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee year, her grandfather the Prince of Wales, suggested the name Diamond.
I heard that too. But it was dropped as everyone would remember how old she was! [Not that the Royal Family has enough family trees and write-ups about them!]
Now that Peter and Autumn Phillips have had their second daughter, you might think they would do the same. But I expect young Isla's middle name is Elizabeth in her great-grandmother's and her jubilee's honour.
By the way, can anyone remember what Savannah Phillips's middle name is? I can't find it anywhere...
Well, I suppose I could claim being half right The little Princess has been called Athena Marguerite Françoise Marie.
Never expected Athena. But Marguerite is French for Margrethe and Marie is pretty obvious. Françoise is after her maternal Grandmother, so again, rather obvious.
But then Isabella, Vincent and Josephine were hardly to be expected. Neither really were Nikolai and Felix. With, as mentioned, Savannah and Isla, it makes you wonder what TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would call any potential children. Let alone what HRH Prince Harry would come up with! This generation of Royals [Sweden and The Netherlands included] certainly seem to be ringing in the changes.
Post by Ibelieveinfairytales on Jun 25, 2012 19:53:15 GMT
Yes, other royal families have thrown a few curve balls with the names they've chosen for their children, haven't they?
I can see William and Catherine going the traditional route with names for their children. Meaning nothing like 'Apple' or 'Harper'. While Savannah and Isla are pretty names, I can't imagine them for a future queen regnant.
If they have a girl, I'm predicting there will be some hoopla surrounding whether or not the name 'Diana' or 'Elizabeth' will be amongst them.
I would personally love to see another royal baby named Princess Grace!
I do wish the Danish royal family would pick other names besides Christian and Frederick for their Kings !.
Danish regnal names have traditionally alternated between Frederick (Frederik) and Christian.
Margrethe has taken the place of a Christian.
Her heir is Crown Prince Frederik.
True only for the House of Oldenburg, of which the current rulers are from a cadet branch. Previous Houses used, e.g., Erik (1 - VII), Christopher (1 - III), Valdemar (1 - IV), Canute (I -VI), Sweyn (I - III), and even Olaf (I - II).
Margrethe seems to be the preferred name for reigning queens, as the only other reigning queen was Margrethe I.