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Old 02-24-2012, 07:53 AM
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I think it is lovely that they chose a name that they liked first (Estelle) and then paid tribute to her mother (Silvia) and his (Ewa). The only unknown is Mary, and I am sure we will probably know the root of this name in time.
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:55 AM
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Congratulations to the new family, Princess Estelle sounds nice. I am not sure on the name but no doubt the more it is heard, the more it will grow on me.

Can't wait to see her and see who her Godparents are.
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:57 AM
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Any clues as to the signifigance of the name "Mary" to Victoria and Daniel?
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:57 AM
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Btw, she CAN already hold up with her firstname, because she is already a little star/shining star. She's the first born crownprincess ever in Sweden. If that's not reason enough for this firstname, what else should it be?
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I was just not expecting Estelle as a first name, I guess I was thinking of more grand, royal sounding names. If I am completely honest I feel disappointed in the first name, love the following ones as it is lovely to use the mums names but Estelle does not make me think of Princess.
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:02 AM
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The look on daniel's face cracks me up. He looks pleased as punch!

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Old 02-24-2012, 08:03 AM
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I love the second pic. Daniel can't stop his proud daddy grin.
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:05 AM
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The look on daniel's face cracks me up. He looks pleased as punch!

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Hihi, I thought exactly the same -- a super-happy and super-broad grin! But: he deserves it!
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The look on daniel's face cracks me up. He looks pleased as punch!

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As well he can be! After all he made sure the throne is secure for another generation. And all Daddys love daughters.....
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:14 AM
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I was surpised by the name Estelle, however I think it is a lovely name.
Princess Victoria baby: Name of the new princess is announced - hellomagazine.com
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:15 AM
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I wonder if the "Mary" is a clue that Crown Princess Mary will be a godparent? Hmm ...
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:16 AM
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Estelle? Oh wow, I'm really disappointed... She could have named her Michelle, Angelique or Chantal then, too. I'm part French myself and I love the names, but they sound tacky in other languages, IMO. And Queen Estelle of Sweden sounds odd. There are sooo many beautiful and regal sounding names in Swedish, why had it to be something like this? Oh well, the name will have to grow on me.
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:18 AM
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The look on daniel's face cracks me up. He looks pleased as punch!

http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/7950/dcpm.jpg
Brilliant photo, probably killing him being away from the newborn.

Excuse my ignorance but why are they all sitting there? All for the newborn?
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:19 AM
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Not liking the name FOR A ROYAL, sounds very celebrity and too fashionable. I would have hoped for at least one traditional name apart from the grandmothers' names. Rather disappointing.

I guess she will be known as Stella or something.
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Brilliant photo, probably killing him being away from the newborn.

Excuse my ignorance but why are they all sitting there? All for the newborn?
Well, this is the Te Deum Religious Mess for the Newborn!
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:26 AM
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Someone's a fan of the Golden Girls....

In all seriousness, I love the name! I think it's lovely, very old fashioned (from a British point of view) but I think it has a regal quality to it. I know it hasn't been resoundingly popular but I like it.
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Well, this is the Te Deum Religious Mess for the Newborn!
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Thanks, I had only expected a government meeting so had not expected this event taking place, interesting how different a royal traditions are.
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