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Old 04-25-2011, 11:27 PM
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Those that are parents (on these boards) know that the process of naming a child is a big responsibility...And the one rule you have to remember is that you are naming an adult and not a baby...What seems cute on a baby or small child might not be so cute on a 40 year person, think of names like Molly, Sally, Cody, etc...

Because adulthood is a larger part of our lives than the 16-20 years of childhood and adolescence and because of the circumstances of the twin's birth and their future role as representatives of the Danish royal family, they need strong names to grow into to fit this role...the names might be a bit baggy, frumpy, old fashioned and ill-fitting NOW, but think about it, they are only 3 months old...Come back in 20 years, see the grown up Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine or just plain Vincent and Josephine, and see how much their names suit them then...?

I thought the same when the Windsor boys were named, William and Henry (Harry), what old man names, but now they are strong names to suit their strong personalities and emerging role within the family...Hey, we all have to start somewhere, don't we?
Good point. Also, many drop childhood names when they reach adulthood. Our own President, Barack Obama was known as Barry in his youth...
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:14 AM
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That must differ from country to country then. To my ears, the name Isabella is the name that differs from the others, that is to say, I could imagine having a brood named Christian, Josephine and Vincent but would personally not choose Isabella. But in the end it's all a matter of personal taste (by the way, Josefine/Josephine is in no way an old person's name in Denmark, quite the contrary really).

As to names being oldfashioned - that can change so rapidly. The feeling of a name being 'oldfashioned' is just a matter of hearing it a sufficient number of times.
you maybe say that because christian, vincent and josephine sound more scandinavian than isabella(i'm not saying those names are scandinavian names). isabella, written this way, is an italian name...

but, vincent and josephine are nice names, it's just a matter of time that those names will be natural for us, i think the issue with the names is that frederik and mary surprised everyone with their decision...
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:32 PM
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I really do not care for either name.
I don't either. Prince Vincent will inevitably be called "Prince Vince" which is awful and I just can't believe that wasn't taken into consideration. Josephine makes me think immediately of Napoleon's Josephine and she may have been an Empress but not the happiest role model. I hope in time the association for that name will move to Princess Josefine of Denmark.
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Old 04-29-2011, 04:26 AM
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That you would call him Vince doesn't necessarily mean, that his parents will do so

There are several more Josephines

Princess Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Princess Joséphine Caroline of Belgium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Josephine of Leuchtenberg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Princess Joséphine of Lorraine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Princess Josephine of Baden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:45 AM
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Stilfinderen = the stylefinder in Billed Bladet #18, 2011 informs us that the golden ballarines Bella wore at the christening are from Sofie Schooner. The color is called peach and they can be obtained at the affordable price of 379 DKK. (Just divide by 5 and you have the price in Dollars).
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How is $75 affordable? For a pair of kid's shoes that will most probably only be worn ONCE...Oh well! Hopefully Josephine will score Isabella's hand-me-downs?
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:24 AM
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How is $75 affordable? For a pair of kid's shoes that will most probably only be worn ONCE...Oh well! Hopefully Josephine will score Isabella's hand-me-downs?
No girl at Isabella's age wears their gold shoes only once!
And the amount in Danish kroner is actually a bargain for kid's shoes in Denmark. Like everything else, children's clothes and footwear is expensive here.
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:10 AM
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My experience, having spent a good deal of my life living abroad on and off, I've noticed that many places in Europe do not abbreviate, or at least, are not as prone as english speaking countries which seem to enjoy abbreviating everything. So it's not that it's not true, it's just you evidently haven't experienced what I have
I find this very surprising also, may I ask where you have lived in particular?
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Old 06-28-2011, 04:04 AM
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I was in doubt whether I should write about this now or wait another nine years or so.

Billed-Bladet - Hvordan foregår en kongelig konfirmation?

After baptism comes the confirmation as you know. For ordinary Danish children adhering to the Lutheran faith it takes place when the child is 13-15 depending on where in the country it takes place and what grade the child is in. usually the children have their confirmation at the same time as their classmates. The vast majority of confirmations takes place in May.
Some children, including my own son (so far at least), opt for a nonfirmation, where they are still celebrated by their family, but it's more a rite of passage - and to get presents...

A Lars Fjordbak asks in a Q&A in Billed Bladet #25, how a confirmation takes place within the DRF.

Jon Bloch Skipper replies that the DRF differs from ordinary citizens as they are confirmed alone.
In recent generations the confirmation has taken place at Fredensborg palace church and the priest performing the confirmation is the royal confessionarius. (Right now that would be Erik Normann Svendsen.)
QMII was confirmed in Fredensborg in 1955, Frederik in 1981 and Joachim in 1982.

- It will be interesting to see what will happen at Nikolai's confirmation. That could be an indication of what will happen when M&F's children get that far.
Personally I believe Nikolai will be confirmed with his classmates in Copenhagen and the confirmation celebrated at Alexandra or, but I don't find that likely, at Møgeltønder village church with Erik Normann Svendsen performing the ritual. I think they will leave that to Nikolai to decide.

On the other hand I'm almost certain Christian, Isabella and so on will be confirmed with their classmates. Based on how I know M&F as parents I think that's a qualified guess.
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:18 AM
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It is interesting this debate about the twins´names. I personally was disappointed by the choices.I like Christian and Isabella very much, but certainly not Vincent and Josephine. And it´s not just because they are old-fashioned names. Here in Brasil, there´s been a revival of old fashioned names, like Antonio, Francisco, Bernardo for boys and Luisa, Antonia, Marina for girls. By the way, Isabella is very popular
for girls, as well, after a multitude of Julias.
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It is interesting this debate about the twins´names. I personally was disappointed by the choices.I like Christian and Isabella very much, but certainly not Vincent and Josephine. And it´s not just because they are old-fashioned names. Here in Brasil, there´s been a revival of old fashioned names, like Antonio, Francisco, Bernardo for boys and Luisa, Antonia, Marina for girls. By the way, Isabella is very popular
for girls, as well, after a multitude of Julias.
I am right there with you. I was waiting a while to see if the names would grow on me, but no, I just don't like Vincent and Josephine. I like Isabella a lot (it's my sister's name), not too fond of Christian, but twin's names are just not pretty names for me.
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.....and did we not propose such a lot of exquisite names, both, female and male names ???
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:53 PM
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Jon Bloch Skipper replies that the DRF differs from ordinary citizens as they are confirmed alone.
I know two sets of twins who were confirmed "alone" as in one pair in 1992 and one pair in 1995 and the priest??? My dad
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:58 PM
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I know two sets of twins who were confirmed "alone" as in one pair in 1992 and one pair in 1995 and the priest??? My dad
I knew we could count on you to elaborate, FasterB.

How common are solo-confirmations? I've never heard about one before, excepts for converts and adults.
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Old 06-28-2011, 04:12 PM
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I knew we could count on you to elaborate, FasterB.
Well, I´ll always say something about these things

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How common are solo-confirmations? I've never heard about one before, excepts for converts and adults.
It´s not that common. In the 23 years my dad held the job as priest these two were the only ones. He could have had one more, but he didn´t want to confirm his only daughter alone. So he and my mother talked me into being confirmed with my class mates

In the case of the two sets of twins. The one set was living at the big big farm and the family and friends of the well-known-in-high-society-class parents filled the parishchurch, so it was due to the size of the church that they were being confirmed alone.

The other pair were the only children at that time living in the parish. All the others "konfirmander" lived in the other parish, where my father was priest
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I love in this video that Isabella is acting out!

3 Christening of Prince Vincent & Princess Josephine (14 April 2011) - YouTube
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Poor Vincent in the video :( he was always crying :(
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How cute is that? Thank you for sharing.
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Royal Fashion Awards: Denmark's Twin Christening

My best dressed was Mary.I love the color and the headpiece.Marie and Tatiana were also very elegant.
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The whole christening was uploaded on Youtube, apparently just a few days ago.
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