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Old 11-02-2005, 06:23 AM
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Old 11-02-2005, 06:28 AM
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I think Margarita or Isabela is much cuter and more historically significant than than the name Leonor.Leonor sounds very common and not very Queenly..just my opinion..
I understand that someone who isn't familiar to the Spanish culture and history may have some difficulty to understand, but Leonor is actually not common at all (much less then Margarita or Isabel - although I also like Isabel). It's a very powerful name, in terms of phonetics and in interms of cultural heritage. I would like you to read the article that was posted before. It explains it very well...
It's A Girl - Infanta Leonor
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Old 11-02-2005, 06:41 AM
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I think Leonor will become very popular after the birth of the infanta. People would probably start using it more often. I think it is not common in Spain, nor in other spanish countries. There are some variants of the name like Eleonor, Eleonara, Leonora. I found the following info on the net.

Origin: Greek
Meaning: "Compassion; light."
Notes: Variant of Eleonor. Literary:Lenore Lenore was the lady lost forever in Edgar Allen Poe's poem "The Raven." The name was used for the heroine of three major operas "Fidelio", "Il Trovatore", and "La Favorita."
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Old 11-02-2005, 06:53 AM
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I'm anxiously awaiting the first pics of the new baby-I know she's beautiful but I'm partial to Felipe's blue eyes and I hope maybe Leonor has them as well. The devotion the Prince has shown to Letizia and Leonor is also very impressive. Bravo!:)
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I think Leonor will become very popular after the birth of the infanta. People would probably start using it more often. I think it is not common in Spain, nor in other spanish countries. There are some variants of the name like Eleonor, Eleonara, Leonora. I found the following info on the net.

Origin: Greek
Meaning: "Compassion; light."
Notes: Variant of Eleonor. Literary:Lenore Lenore was the lady lost forever in Edgar Allen Poe's poem "The Raven." The name was used for the heroine of three major operas "Fidelio", "Il Trovatore", and "La Favorita."
I read it came from latin lenire, which I can translate in my maternal language, french, but not in english.
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Old 11-02-2005, 07:42 AM
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I understand that someone who isn't familiar to the Spanish culture and history may have some difficulty to understand, but Leonor is actually not common at all (much less then Margarita or Isabel - although I also like Isabel). It's a very powerful name, in terms of phonetics and in interms of cultural heritage. I would like you to read the article that was posted before. It explains it very well...
It's A Girl - Infanta Leonor
Leonor is not only not common, it's in fact rare in the modern age. Isabel and Margarita are as common as Maria.

I was reading an article that sums up my impression of the name. At first there was a bit of general surprise, because th name is in fact unusual, almost out of use, although frequent in the middle ages, But once the initial surprise was done with, there is a general feeling of it being a very beautiful and strong name.

And there is a Leonor in the book Letizia gave Felipe on the day of their engagement--but she's not the main charcater, I don't think.
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Princess Letizia is Pregnant - Countdown to the birth


Well, Carlos Santillana revealed today in Badajoz the content of the sealled letter in which he had inscribed his prediction made on last May 16th, on the sex and the birth date of the first-born of the Princes of Asturias.
The letter said that the baby of Don Felipe and Doña Letizia would be born "before day November 1st, on October 30th or 31st, and that the baby would be a girl".
"Another very curious thing that I told the Royal House was that the birth would take place in a rainy day, like in their wedding, and close friends to the Spanish Royal House have told me that this revelation have amused Doña Letizia and the Prince very much", he commented.
http://actualidad.terra.es/articulo/...ino_574115.htm
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That fortuneteller is preparing himself to, in Christmas 2006, stop the clock of the "Portas del Sol" (an important plaza in Madrid) with his mind Well, wasn´t twins :p
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The television audiences have increased 25% in Spain, during last Monday's dawn, when TVE and Antenna 3 have emitted informative editions on the childbirth of the Princess of Asturias. Besides, all the channels had centered their newscasts on the birth of Infanta Leonor.
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As this thread was becoming too long that people were getting lost in the middle of the pages, it was split into two:

1. while this one was dedicated to the announcement of Infanta Leonor's birth and what was related to the name choice;

2. there's now another one dedicated to the visits to the hospital and further informations.
See it here:
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7771
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