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Old 11-28-2006, 10:29 PM
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Congratulations to the family on the arrival of their daughter.
The names are beautiful, great choice.

Old 11-29-2006, 12:00 AM
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Congratulations to P-C & Anita on the arrival of little Emma!!

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Old 11-29-2006, 12:02 AM
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yay! Another adorable Orange girl!

But isn't it odd to have two Emmas? (Countess Luana is Emma too)

Is there a significance to the names Pieter-Christiaan and Anita choose for little Emma?
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Old 11-29-2006, 12:16 AM
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Since Countess Luana is known by Luana and not Emma, I don't see a problem there. Emma has a beautiful name and I wish the family nothing but health and happiness. Even though they're not part of the immediate royal family, I still hope we get some pictures.
Old 11-29-2006, 12:52 AM
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Originally Posted by rosana
Another Emma in the family! I donīt like the second one, is it the dutch version? because in spanish is the same.
Franciska is after Emma's paternal grandmother,HRH Princess Margriet Franciska,who was named after her godfather,Francis of Athlone,who at the time of birth of Princess Margriet in Ottawa was Governor-General of Canada,and related through his wife,Princess Alice of Athlone who was a cousin of HM Queen Wilhelmina.
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Congrats to the new parents! The birth of a baby is a happy occasion!
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Aw, I was really hoping they'd have a little boy! So that's a firstborn girl for EVERY one of the Orange-Nassau men, except Floris, who I'm still hoping will break the tradition. They need to get a few more boys! Looks like Clausimir, Lucas and Samuel are getting overtaken by sisters and girl cousins. I hope WA and Maxima have a little boy, just to try and balance things out a little.

BTW, Francisca is Princess Margriet's middle name.
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Old 11-29-2006, 02:26 AM
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Congratulations for the Prince and his wife.
Emma is a royal name for the dutch royals.
I like it.
Old 11-29-2006, 03:40 AM
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Emma Francisca Catharina

Originally Posted by rosana
Another Emma in the family! I donīt like the second one, is it the dutch version? because in spanish is the same.
Francisca is the same in Dutch and Spanish.

It is most likely derived from the grandmother:

HRH Princess Margriet Francisca of the Netherlands
Old 11-29-2006, 03:53 AM
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Congratulations!!! Great news. What a wonderful name, I love Emma. But I especially love the fact that little Emma has been born on the day of my birthday
Old 11-29-2006, 03:59 AM
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I like all names. Emma is really royal
Old 11-29-2006, 04:20 AM
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Congratulations for the new parents!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Old 11-29-2006, 04:23 AM
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Originally Posted by lucien
Franciska is after Emma's paternal grandmother,HRH Princess Margriet Franciska,who was named after her godfather,Francis of Athlone,who at the time of birth of Princess Margriet in Ottawa was Governor-General of Canada,and related through his wife,Princess Alice of Athlone who was a cousin of HM Queen Wilhelmina.
I believe the Earl of Althone's name was Alexander. I always heard that Margriet Fransesca was named after another illustrous godfather: Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In little Emma's name it is clearly a tribute to Princess Margriet indeed.

Congratulations to the happy couple and grandparents and good luck to little Samuel, Lucas and Claus-Casimir .
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Congratulations to the family.
I am very happy that there is a little girl more in this world.
I hope to see photos of the family visiting her and her mother.
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Congratulation to the young parents.
I also like the names.
Old 11-29-2006, 05:32 AM
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Congratulations to them all!

What beautiful names they have chosen! According to the rtl website, I think she was born at 18.00 hrs yesterday and weighed 3970 gram.
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Congratulations to the couple.
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Congratulations to the whole family ! :)
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Congratulations to the new parents.
I love her name, it sounds very good: Emma Fransiska Catharina
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Congratulations to the couple!!!!!

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