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Old 06-03-2006, 03:44 PM
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Congratulations to the family! The name is really nice.
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Old 06-03-2006, 03:50 PM
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-03-2006, 03:53 PM
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The news on the official site of the royal family:

http://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/content.jsp?objectid=16000
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Old 06-03-2006, 03:59 PM
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Lovely name - congratulations!
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Old 06-03-2006, 04:09 PM
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Congratulations!



I love all the names and the way it sounds, at least in portuguese, all together...


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Congratulations to the parents, the Royal Family and the country of The Netherlands! Wonderful news!

How is Leonore pronounced in Dutch, does anyone know? It might become a bit confusing at times in the future, with two royal children named Leonor(e), but the name is certainly a nice and different (in Scandinavia measures, that is) one.
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Old 06-03-2006, 04:17 PM
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You pronounce Leonore as Leeh-ow-Noh-re (of something like that, it's very hard to explain)
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Old 06-03-2006, 04:18 PM
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Congratulations to the parents!
By The Way I love the name :)
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Old 06-03-2006, 04:23 PM
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Congrats to the whole Orange family! I personally really like the names they chose.
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Old 06-03-2006, 04:25 PM
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all my best wishes to the family!

i love the whole name. i think they made a great choice. can't wait to see her!

wonder how it is pronounced in dutch... looks quite a latin name to me...
Royalsa explained it quite well, the two o's in the name get a really Dutch sound, like in the word 'oh', but more open and longer.
So it's something like Lay-Oooh-Noooh-ru. At least that is how I pronounce it...

Oh, btw. The 'ooo' is not pronounced like in 'school'. It really is a very long version of the 'o' in 'no'. That silly Dutch Language!
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Old 06-03-2006, 04:29 PM
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What a happy addition to the Dutch royal family! :)

The Dutch royal family picks the nicest names for their children: Amalia, Alexia, Eloise, Claus-Casimir, Luana, Anna (Anastasia), Lucas, Felecia, Isabella and Sam. I am not disappointed by Constantijn and Laurentien's daughter's name.

I wonder though where Enrica comes from?

And when did Constantijn and Laurentien arrive back in the Netherlands from their home in Brussels for the arrival of their little girl?
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Old 06-03-2006, 04:30 PM
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You are right, Maxie! But it's so hard to explain.
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Old 06-03-2006, 04:32 PM
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And when did Constantijn and Laurentien arrive back in the Netherlands from their home in Brussels for the arrival of their little girl?
Maybe before Queens Day?
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Old 06-03-2006, 04:35 PM
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Be Wellcome Leonor!!! :) :) Congratulations to the family!
(By the way, I love the name)
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Old 06-03-2006, 04:41 PM
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Congratulations! I love the name. I wonder where Enrica came from though? Its funny that Leonore has always been one of my favorite names and now there are two royal babies with that name!
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Old 06-03-2006, 04:43 PM
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CONGRATULATIONS to the family! All those little girls are going to have so much fun growing up together.

I was not fussed on this name when it was used for Felipe and Letizia's daughter, it reminds me of "Lenor" the washing liquid (!).

I assume they are just spelt different and sound the same?
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Old 06-03-2006, 04:46 PM
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congratulations to Constantijn and Laurentien with their daugther and to Eloise and Claus-Casimir with their sister.
I love the name. (maybe I will call one of my children leonore too)
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Old 06-03-2006, 04:49 PM
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That's wonderful news ... Hopefully, the baby and Mum are doing well :)
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Old 06-03-2006, 05:05 PM
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Congratulations to the happy parents and older siblings:)
I can't wait to see the newborn.
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me either wonder who the Godparents will be :)
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