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Old 01-26-2014, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by HereditaryPrincess View Post

Mette-Marit: Can't be translated
As both names are diminutives of Margaret, Mette-Marit would be Margaret-Margaret or perhaps Meggie-Margie

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Old 01-29-2014, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Lee-Z View Post
On a side note: when this name is used with a Catholic background and named after a saint (which is often the basis for catholic names), these are actually two different names because Elisabeth with an s and Elizabeth with a z are two different saints

(i'm named after then one with 's' )
Thanks for the info, I didn't realize they were two different names within Catholic families. But generally, I think we would Anglicize any non-British form of Elizabeth. (Although we don't for royals - Princess Elisabeth of Belgium is still Elisabeth, and Isabel II of Spain is still Isabel II.)

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Old 04-18-2014, 12:33 PM
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This thread hasn't been posted in for a while, but I thought I'd Anglicize some of the names of members of the non-reigning houses.


Michael: The same
Anne: Ann
Margareta: Margaret
Radu: I'm not sure if there's a translation for this
Elena: Helen
Nicolae: Nicholas
Irina: Irene
Sofia: Sophia
Maria: Mary


Carlos: Charles
Annemarie: Annmary
Luisa: Louisa
Cecilia: The same
Margarita: Margaret
Jaime: James
Viktoria: Victoria
Zita: The same/not sure
Carolina: Caroline


Georg Friedrich: George Frederick
Sophie: The same
Carl Friedrich: Charles Frederick
Louis Ferdinand: Lewis* Ferdinand
Cornelie-Cecile: The same
Marie Cecile: Mary Cecile
Christian Sigismund: The same/not sure
Nina: The same
Christian Ludwig: Christian Louis
Irina Maria: Irene Mary

Bourbon-Two Sicilies

Carlo: Charles
Camilla: The same
Maria Carolina: Mary Caroline
Maria Chiara: Mary Claire
Beatrice: The same
Anne: Ann
Maria del Carmen: Mary of Carmen (?)

* = We also use Louis in English, so I'm not sure if Lewis is the legit translation. Although Louis is of French origins, which is why I translated it.
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Old 10-10-2015, 09:49 PM
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Mary: Maria, and Mari is also used as a nickname to a bunch names
Frederick: Frederico
Joachim: Joaquim
Margrethe: Margarida, though Margareth is also used. Itd today a grannish name in Brazil
Alexandra: Same
Christian: Cristian
Isabella: Same
Vincent: Vicente
Josephine: Josefina. Here in brazil it's not considered an elegant name.
Nicolai: Nicolas
Henrik: Henrique
Athena: It's not popular here, but I know a girl named Atena. She was sometimes bullied because of it when a kid.

Charles: Carlos, but Charles is also used in Brazil
Anne: Ana. Ane is a nickname for names like Anelise, Mariane, Jane, etc...
Edward: Eduardo
Andrew: André, or Andrei/Andrey
William: Same. Though the literal translation is Guilherme, both names coexist and are really popular.
Harry: Dont know. It's not really used here.
Henry: Same.
Elizabeth: Same. The literal translation is Isabella, but both names coexist. Elizabeth is a grannish name, though.
Charlotte: : Carlota. Carlota is a cheesy name here.
George: Same
Diana: Same. But can be spelled Daiana sometimes.
Eugene: Eugenia
Beatrice Beatriz

Letizia: Leticia
Maxima: Is not a popular name here, dont have translation, I think
Philip: Felipe
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Old 10-11-2015, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by mandy187 View Post
Harry: Dont know. It's not really used here.
Harry is an English form for Henry. So it would be Henrique too.

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