Originally Posted by Denville
I thought that it was very likely to be charlotte's name ( I was wrong). I almot had a bet on it but then I DID pick Charlotte!
with regard to P Felix and his wife, who are having another child, I wonder if, should they have a girl, they would go for MarieAnne, which was the name of te Grand Duchess, who was the mother of 6 daughters.. including the Gd Duchess Marie Adelaide, and G Duchess Charlotte.
I always wonder though why it seems quite rare for the royal brides who have married in, for their names to be used for their daughters.. Sarah York's 2 girls, neither of them has Sarah or Margaret as a second or third name.. Same with Kate...and Sophie Wessex...I believe that the Theo in James Ld Severns name is from Sophie's side of the family, and Mary, Beatrice's 3rd name is for Susan Mary Barrantes, Sarah's mother.. but it seems like the wives' names are not used much? the only one I can think of is Lady Gabriella Windsor, who is named after Pss Michael's mother.
Naming for a mother is rare. But their families get honored.
Charlotte has Elizabeth which is as much for Kate as the queen. Kate is Catherine Elizabeth, her mom Carole Elizabeth, Carol's grandmother was Elizabeth 'Lily' Harrison and Lily's mother Elizabeth Temple.
In the UK, closer to the throne the more Royal a name they choose. We do see some non royal names, or like Elizabeth, names common in both families.
-Harry's middle come from both families. Diana's grandfather was Albert and her brother is Charles
-Peter was named for Mark's dad and Mark
-Louise has Mary for grandma and James has Theo which is common in Sophie's family
In other countries non royal names common
Triple A's 3rd name is all for Max's side: Amalia has Carmen for grandma (and long line of women), Alexia has Marcela for Max's Aunt/godmother. Ariane has Ines for Max's sister (Ariane's godmother). WA has Claus George which was Prince Claus' full first name.
Estelle has Ewa for Grandma, Oscar has Daniel's proper name, Olof. Victoria has Alice for Silvia's Mom. Leonor has Maria for Chris' mom, Nicolas has Paul for Chris' dad. Alexander has Erik for Sofia's dad.
Christian, Isabella, Henrik and Athena all named for grandparents on both sides. Nikolai is named for his godmother Nicola and Alex's grandfather William. Vincent and Josephine's last come from Donaldsons (Alexander and Mathilda).
Elisabeth has Helene for aunt/godmother. Gabriel has Charles for Mathilde's paternal grandfather. Eleanore has Anne Marie for Mathilde's mother.
Amalia of Lux is named for both grandmothers. Gabriel has Michael and Ronny for Tessy's brothers.