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Last year when the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire died, some posters, on various forums, referred to her as Debo, as if they knew her personally. It's not uncommon, in other posts, to see people talking about Fluffy, PooPoo, LaLa etc. Is it out of affection for a favourite historical character, or is it a sort of intellectual showing off? "Oh yes, I know all about darling Fifi, she's one of my favourite princesses, I just loved that time, in 1876, when she told that wicked old Kennylicious to....." What do you think?
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Old 01-10-2015, 07:04 PM
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Please list the titles that Monarchs and Royalty have been called.

Richard I of England: the Lionhart
Mary I of England: Bloody Mary
Louis XIV of France: the Sun King
Prince Henry of England: the Young King (Henry, the son of King Henry II of England, was crowned as the appointed heir in 1170.)
Frederick V, Elector Palatine, King of Bohemia: the Winter King
Augustus II, King of Poland: Augustus the Strong
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Old 01-10-2015, 07:16 PM
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'Farmer George' - George iii of England
'The Merry Monarch' - Charles ii of England
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Old 01-10-2015, 07:18 PM
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Interesting idea for a thread.

Harald I of Denmark: Harald Bluetooth (Harald Blåtand)
Svend I of Denmark: Svend Forkbeard (Svend Tveskæg)
Erik I of Denmark: Erik Evergood (Erik Ejegod)
Valdemar I of Denmark: Valdemar the Great (Valdemar den Store)
Valdemar II of Denmark: Valdemar the Conqueror (Valdemar Sejr)
Erik IV of Denmark: Erik Ploughpenny (Erik Plovpenning)
Valdemar IV of Denmark: Valdemar Atterdag
Christian IX of Denmark: the Father-in-law of Europe

Lady Margaret Beaufort (mother of King Henry VII of England): My Lady the King's Mother
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Old 01-10-2015, 08:56 PM
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Poland (some are Dukes, High Dukes and or Supreme Princes, we sometimes had Kings in between High Dukes and such but the numbering system includes all of them whether they were called King or not)

Bolesław I Chrobry, Bolesław I Wielki: Bolesław I The Brave, Bolesław I The Great

Bolesław II Szczodry or Śmiały or Okrutny: Bolesław II The Generous or The Bold or The Cruel

Bolesław III Krzywousty: Bolesław III Wrymouth

Władysław II Wygnaniec: Władysław II the Exile

Bolesław Kędzierzawy: Bolesław IV the Curly

Mieszko III Stary: Mieszko III the Old

Kazimierz II Sprawiedliwy:Casimir II the Just

Leszek I Biały : Leszek I the White

Władysław III Laskonogi:Władysław III Spindleshanks

Mieszko IV Plątonogi : Mieszko IV Tanglefoot

Henryk I Brodaty: Henry I the Bearded

Henryk II Pobożny: Henry II the Pious

Bolesław II Rogatka also known as Łysy: Bolesław II the Horned also known as the Bald

Bolesław V Wstydliwy: Bolesław V the Chaste

Leszek II Czarny : Leszek II the Black

Henryk IV Probus or Prawy : Henry IV the Righteous

Władysław Łokietek: Władysław the Elbow-high (used no regnal number but should be IV)

Zygmunt I Stary: Sigismund I the Old

August II Mocny : August II the Strong


Poland loves nicknaming it's kings like almost nobody else.
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Old 01-11-2015, 03:37 AM
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Swedish monarchs:
Eric Segersäll - Hericus Victor in Latin- Erik the victory blissful
(his wife was possibly Sigrid Storråd, known in English as Sigrid the Haughty, later married to Sven Forkbeards of Denmark.)

Olof Skötkonung - either Olof the tributary king or Olof the treasury king, the latter as he is said to be the first Swedish king to let make coins.

Anuld Jakob, known as Anuld Kolbränna (coal burner), because he had the homes of lawbreakers burned to coal/ash.

Emund gamle/Emund Slemme - Emund the old/Emund the untrustful/lousy

Blot-Sven - Sven the blòt-sacrificer

Magnus Nilsson/Magnus den starke - Magnus the strong

Erik den helige - Erik the holy/Saint Eric

Knut Långe -Knut the tall

Erik Eriksson/Erik Läspe och Halte
- Erik the lisp and lame

Magnus Eriksson/Magnus Smek - Magnus the gullible

Magnus Ladulås
- Magnus the barn locker, as he eased the farmers' duty to support visiting nobiliy. (He was nicknamed "ketlaböter" (the tinker) by his sister-in-law, as he was dark and skinny.)

Margareta Valdemarsdotter, Kung Byxlös - king trouserless

Kristian II of Denmark and Sweden/Kristian Tyrann
- known as Kristian the tyrant in Sweden

Gustav II Adolf/Gustav Adolf den store - Gustav Adolf the great

Karl XI/kung Gråkappa - king graycoat, as he is said to have worn the same coat as an ordinary soldier to be able to move around without being recognized to see how the situation in the country was.
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Jessica Craig was a former girlfriend of Prince William of Wales. Does anyone know the history of how Jessica was called Jecca?
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I'd assume it is an abbreviation of her name..hardly a "history"...
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Prince Charles was known as 'Action Man' for a while, before he married.
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Prince Charles was known as 'Action Man' for a while, before he married.

If love to post what came to mind with that one but best I don't


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Alex of Hesse, the last Tsarina of Russia, was known to her family as 'Sunny'.

Victoria Melita, daughter of Prince Alfred of Edinburgh, Victoria's son, had the peculiar nickname of 'Ducky'.

Prince Eddy, Duke of Clarence, was jokingly called 'Collar and Cuffs' by his father the Prince of Wales, because of the very wide cuffs and high collars he wore.

His sister Maud, who became Queen of Norway, was a bit of a tomboy as a child and was called 'Harry' by her siblings.
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Last year when the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire died, some posters, on various forums, referred to her as Debo, as if they knew her personally. It's not uncommon, in other posts, to see people talking about Fluffy, PooPoo, LaLa etc. Is it out of affection for a favourite historical character, or is it a sort of intellectual showing off? "Oh yes, I know all about darling Fifi, she's one of my favourite princesses, I just loved that time, in 1876, when she told that wicked old Kennylicious to....." What do you think?
It sounds silly and pretentious when talking about current royals particularly, intimating that they are your personal friends. Further, it is often confusing because other posters don't know who you are talking about.

Most people would probably know who Lilibet was and also possibly Daisy, yet while they are pet family names, they are not known as Queen Lilibet and Queen Daisy even if Daisy is wearing her fabulous daisy brooch she wore front and centre on her wedding dress. The same goes for CP Victoria who, even in most magazine articles, is called by her given name and not Vikan. Using it definitely sounds odd, unlike Prince Henry whose parents announced he would be known as Harry.
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Anna Sloan was an American who had shared some of Prince William of Wales' classes at St. Andrews. Her friends from the state of Tennessee had given William the nickname of the Duke of Hazzard.
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Princess Louise-Hippolyte was the daughter of Prince Antoine I of Monaco. She was called Coco.
Her sister Princess Marguerite-Camille was called Poupon.
Her sister Princess Marie-Pelline was called Chabeuil.
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The other day, the DM posted a photo of a handwritten letter from Princess Alexandra to her brother The Duke of Kent. She signed it "Georgie".

Who knew?


As far as Princess Eugenie, I've read that she introduces herself as Eug (Rhymes with rouge). And, I saw mentioned earlier in this thread that King Juan Carlos referred to Queen Frederica of the Hellenes as "Aunt Freddy". I just finally watched the documentary about QEII turning 90, and in it, she's watching old family home movies with Charles, and Queen Frederica and HM's grandmother Queen Mary came on the screen, and HM said, "There's Granny and Freddy."
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The other day, the DM posted a photo of a handwritten letter from Princess Alexandra to her brother The Duke of Kent. She signed it "Georgie".

Who knew?


As far as Princess Eugenie, I've read that she introduces herself as Eug (Rhymes with rouge). And, I saw mentioned earlier in this thread that King Juan Carlos referred to Queen Frederica of the Hellenes as "Aunt Freddy". I just finally watched the documentary about QEII turning 90, and in it, she's watching old family home movies with Charles, and Queen Frederica and HM's grandmother Queen Mary came on the screen, and HM said, "There's Granny and Freddy."
Ive read letters from Lord Mountbatten to his sister Queen Louise of Sweden where he calls Queen Fredrika "Freddie"
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It was just a month or so ago I read that when Prince William was a baby, he couldn't pronounce "Granny" so he called The Queen "Gary."


This to me is totally hilarious.

Apparently at some gathering, may have been Harry's christening reception at Windsor, William was asking for "Gary". Everyone was looking around, murmuring, "Gary?" and HM heard and said, "That's me. I'm Gary."
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The other day, the DM posted a photo of a handwritten letter from Princess Alexandra to her brother The Duke of Kent. She signed it "Georgie".

Interesting. Do you have a link? I tried googling it, but couldn't find the picture.
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Prince Charles was a 'gruesome child' says letter from Queen's cousin - Telegraph

Well, I read it t'other day. It still counts. :)
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Harry evidently calls the DoC 'Cath' at times...he let that slip in one of the interviews he's done.

William has referred to the Queen as 'Gan Gan' as to what his children call her.


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