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Old 02-09-2013, 03:50 PM
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RUFUS Gilman will be christened in the near future, the son of Lady Rose Gilman and her husband; she is the elder daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester (information from blog of Miss Honoria Glossip).

There you go, troops! An unconventional name! This tyke is not destined for the throne, unless fortunes change, but if they can do Rufus, the Cambridges can be a little unconventional? Maybe? Perhaps?

Lady Rose is a beauty. Her brother Alexander is handsome. Her sister Lady Davina is sweet and charming, like a flower in spring. Rufus comes into a blessed clan, may it continue.
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I have been reading all the recent posts in this thread, and I have grown to love the name Helena. Another suggestion for a name combination; Helena Catherine Alberta Elizabeth? Alberta is the female version of Albert (I do believe) and it gives a nod to George VI and the Prince Consort.

Regarding the more unusual names, I quite like Adeliza (other variants are Adelicia, Adela and Aleidis). The name Adeliza gives a nod to the wife of Henry I of England; Adeliza of Louvain. However I highly doubt that this name will be used despite its royal connections. She was Queen Consort of England from 24 January 1121 – 1 December 1135. (My source is Wikipedia).

On the subject of Princes of Cambridge, I'm still sticking with my original bet of George. Like some other members, as soon as I heard that Catherine was pregnant I was thinking 'I can see a little Prince George or Princess Victoria of Cambridge.' The names above are new ones that popped into my head.
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Hereditary Princess, I am afraid you are right, George may be it. I hope not. Nothing against the Georges who ruled in modern times (V and VI) but I would like to see a name associated with the more happy and modern monarchy we are now used to. I am getting more interested in names not used, such as Timothy, which is a dignified name of long standing (Biblical personage) and would honor the unsung spouses such as Tim Laurence.
I really thing Prince Timothy would be excellent. Unusual choice like that of Princess Estelle in Sweden, whose name honors a little known founding member of the royal family.

Prince Timothy of Cambridge sounds royal. Tim Cambridge, equally royal.
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:28 PM
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RUFUS Gilman will be christened in the near future, the son of Lady Rose Gilman and her husband; she is the elder daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester (information from blog of Miss Honoria Glossip).
Rose actually is the youngest
Rufus is a great name, makes me think of Rufus Wainwright who makes good music, I do think Lyla and Rufus are slightly mis-matched names though but that might just be me.
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Hereditary Princess, I am afraid you are right, George may be it. I hope not. Nothing against the Georges who ruled in modern times (V and VI) but I would like to see a name associated with the more happy and modern monarchy we are now used to. I am getting more interested in names not used, such as Timothy, which is a dignified name of long standing (Biblical personage) and would honor the unsung spouses such as Tim Laurence.
I really thing Prince Timothy would be excellent. Unusual choice like that of Princess Estelle in Sweden, whose name honors a little known founding member of the royal family.

Prince Timothy of Cambridge sounds royal. Tim Cambridge, equally royal.
I do like most names that honor a less well known royal as I think it makes people 'know' them more. Another name that gives a nod to a less well known English Consort is Emma, after Emma of Normandy, who was the wife of Ethelred the Unready.

A bit off topic, but I would never had guessed that Princess Estelle would be named Estelle. I thought she would be called something like Lovisa, Ingrid, Désirée or Sofia.
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RUFUS Gilman will be christened in the near future, the son of Lady Rose Gilman and her husband; she is the elder daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester (information from blog of Miss Honoria Glossip).

There you go, troops! An unconventional name! This tyke is not destined for the throne, unless fortunes change, but if they can do Rufus, the Cambridges can be a little unconventional? Maybe? Perhaps?

Lady Rose is a beauty. Her brother Alexander is handsome. Her sister Lady Davina is sweet and charming, like a flower in spring. Rufus comes into a blessed clan, may it continue.
If fortune changes that much that Rufus is one day king, the suitability of his name is the least of it.

His first cousins in front of him are Xan, Cosima, Senna and Tane. All names that would cause Queen Victoria to fan herself.

As for how unconventional the Cambridges can be without causing a stir.....I'm not British so I'm not sure. The British naming patterns are far more traditional than Americans anyway. Does the average Brit really care what the child's name is? Are they tired of George, Edward, Elizabeth and would like to see some new, modern, albeit traditional name? With all of the Alfreds and Charlottes I see in British names lists, I don't think so. I'd say that they'd like to see a new, traditional name or someone like the Queen honored

I get the feeling that what would cause the MOST outrage would be to give the child a name that was thought to be American... such as Braydon or Mackenzie or Taylor, or some Hollywood name like Blue Ivy or Shiloh or Tennessee.
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Hereditary Princess, I am afraid you are right, George may be it. I hope not. Nothing against the Georges who ruled in modern times (V and VI) but I would like to see a name associated with the more happy and modern monarchy we are now used to. I am getting more interested in names not used, such as Timothy, which is a dignified name of long standing (Biblical personage) and would honor the unsung spouses such as Tim Laurence.
I really thing Prince Timothy would be excellent. Unusual choice like that of Princess Estelle in Sweden, whose name honors a little known founding member of the royal family.

Prince Timothy of Cambridge sounds royal. Tim Cambridge, equally royal.
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His first cousins in front of him are Xan, Cosima, Senna and Tane. All names that would cause Queen Victoria to fan herself.
The Gloucesters definitely have been ... creative. Rufus is the most sane name out of that bunch (though to be fair, I don't think Senna is bad and Cosima, though sounding slightly pretentious, could have been worse too).

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A bit off topic, but I would never had guessed that Princess Estelle would be named Estelle. I thought she would be called something like Lovisa, Ingrid, Désirée or Sofia.
I was absolutely certain she would be called either Christina or Désirée.

I don't know if William and Catherine will do the same thing and just choose a totally unconventional name though, I get the feeling that the British Royal Family is much more traditional.
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Does the average Brit really care what the child's name is? Are they tired of George, Edward, Elizabeth and would like to see some new, modern, albeit traditional name? With all of the Alfreds and Charlottes I see in British names lists, I don't think so. I'd say that they'd like to see a new, traditional name or someone like the Queen honored

I get the feeling that what would cause the MOST outrage would be to give the child a name that was thought to be American... such as Braydon or Mackenzie or Taylor, or some Hollywood name like Blue Ivy or Shiloh or Tennessee.
I doubt they care, but whatever name they pick it will be hugely popular with newborns that follow it. The name will probably hit No1 spot for 2013. I've never met an Alfred in my lifetime, Charlotte yes.

You are right, if they name the baby Mercedes or Arizona or Chad then we might get a bit of "oh really?, for the future King/Queen?"

I just hope and pray the stick King/Queen, Prince/Princess in front of it so it makes sense.
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I doubt they care, but whatever name they pick it will be hugely popular with newborns that follow it. The name will probably hit No1 spot for 2013. I've never met an Alfred in my lifetime, Charlotte yes.

You are right, if they name the baby Mercedes or Arizona or Chad then we might get a bit of "oh really?, for the future King/Queen?"

I just hope and pray the stick King/Queen, Prince/Princess in front of it so it makes sense.

I can't imagine that they wouldn't, they couldn't possibly be that thick.

Could you imagine if they named a baby girl Regina, not knowing what "Regina" means or what the "Elizabeth R" means?
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I can't imagine that they wouldn't, they couldn't possibly be that thick.
You just have to look at some royal couples and think oh maybe they are.
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Princess Estelle in Sweden, whose name honors a little known founding member of the royal family.
I wouldn't say that princess Estelle's namesake countess Estelle Bernadotte of Wisborg was a founding member of the royal family as she was married to Folke Bernadotte, a cousin of king Gustaf VI Adolf, and a godfather of king Carl Gustaf. She is only related by marriage to the present-day members of the SRF.
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King Tim sounds a bit ..........odd?

I think Philip is a good choice; Alexander; Nicholas or Robert. All have royal history.

I'm sticking with Charlotte Rose and Eleanor Mary, but am adding Alice Elizabeth. 3rd and 4th names are too big a pool for me to fish in!
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Cepe, two names are enough for anyone, even a monarch! I like your two-name choices, none could go wrong. Diana had only two names and Catherine has only two. It's enough!
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Most everything the Cambridges have done have leaned toward the Traditional side when it comes to things connected to the 'job'. I'd be pretty surprised if they picked a modern name.



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Cepe, two names are enough for anyone, even a monarch! I like your two-name choices, none could go wrong. Diana had only two names and Catherine has only two. It's enough!
Except every member of the royal household has at least four.
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Except every member of the royal household has at least four.
HM only has 3 ....Elizabeth Alexandra Mary
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I was absolutely certain she would be called either Christina or Désirée.

I don't know if William and Catherine will do the same thing and just choose a totally unconventional name though, I get the feeling that the British Royal Family is much more traditional.
I also think that the Royal Family is more traditional when it comes to names; and in my opinion they also like to choose names that run in the family.
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Speaking of names running in the family: they believe they are descended from the Hebrew monarch King David. So "David" would be taking it back to the source. Ha!
I wonder if you know that "Zara" is considered to be a probable name for a descendant of King David. Whenever we get into the Irish lore, we have a hard time telling history from myth, but there are legends that two daughters of Zedekiah escaped the destruction of Z's family, moving on to Egypt, Spain, and Ireland. Princess Zara remained in Spain. Princess TeaTephi went on to Ireland and married--what else--a relative who had already emigrated there, and ruled from the hallowed halls of Tara.
I repeat--myth or history?--the RF does have the Harp of Tara on their Coat of Arms.
I have a suspicion that Princess Anne knew exactly what she was doing when Zara was named...for an old time Auntie Z.
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But didn't Charles suggest Zara to Anne and Mark?
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