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Old 06-19-2006, 09:53 PM
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Why do they name the first name but never call them by it. Shouldn't her first name be the one she is called? Didn't they also do this with Luana, isn't that her second name. Is this some kind of tradition?
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Why do they name the first name but never call them by it. Shouldn't her first name be the one she is called? Didn't they also do this with Luana, isn't that her second name. Is this some kind of tradition?
It seems to be some sort of family tradition (It certainly isn't Dutch tradition). For example Willem-Alexander uses "Alexander" as his first name. Always has, evidently. Sometimes I notice members of the Forum referring to him as "Willem", where most Duchies are aware he prefers "Alexander". Same deal with "Johan Friso". His de facto first name is 'Friso'. Come to think of it, it seems this tradition started in 1967, with the birth of, yes, Alexander.
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Old 06-19-2006, 10:24 PM
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Congratulations to the couple and their families! Lovely name.
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Milou? like Tintin's dog??????
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Milou? like Tintin's dog??????
Well, one could certainly do worse
Fyi, in the Dutch translation, Tintin's named Kuifje, and his dog's name is 'Bobby', so perhaps Friso and company weren't aware of this..
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Old 06-20-2006, 02:54 AM
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Congratulations to the family. I love the name Zaria and Milou:)
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Can we expect the same treatment of this newborn as Leonore? Such as the message board on the Dutch Royal Website and a photoshoot. Or because they are not officially part of the royal house we wont?
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Can we expect the same treatment of this newborn as Leonore? Such as the message board on the Dutch Royal Website and a photoshoot. Or because they are not officially part of the royal house we wont?
I'm sure there'll be a photoshoot with the Queen, because when Luana was born there was one, so I guess we'll get to see some pics in about two weeks or so.
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Old 06-21-2006, 05:00 AM
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Milou? like Tintin's dog??????
And in Denmark the name of tintins dog is Terry.
By the way grats to the happy little familly :)
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Old 06-21-2006, 08:19 AM
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Congratulations to Mabel , Friso and Luana with the birth of baby-sister Zaria
Lovely name I think, and it matches with Luana .
Funny that almost all the grandchildren are born in June : Eloise 8 june , Alexia 26 june , Leonore 3 june and now Zaria 18 june:)
One wonders what annual event is there 9 months before in September....
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congratulations to the family.welcome Zaria!!!
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Old 06-21-2006, 10:04 PM
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That is great news! I am so happy for this couple.
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Old 06-22-2006, 03:32 AM
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beautiful name!
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Old 06-22-2006, 08:31 AM
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She has my name!!!

Congratulations for the whole family!!
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Old 06-22-2006, 10:43 AM
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Happy Birthday Mabel have two daughter!!! Queen Beatrix has seven grandchildren and best grandmother have his grandchildren!!!!
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Old 06-22-2006, 03:59 PM
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Another girl! Congratulations for the family!!!

6 girls and 1 boy among Beatrix' grandchildren - I think little Claus needs some reinforcement
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Nice! But I think Luana and Joanna would have fit better together... but I guess Zaria is unique and I like it.
I love Zaria. It's so different!:)
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Milou? like Tintin's dog??????
You are right! That's funny!:o
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HM The Queen saw her granddaughter for the first time today. She went from Belgium immediately to London :)
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Congratulations to Mabel, Friso and Luana! :) I hope we get to see some photos soon!
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