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Old 07-06-2007, 09:13 PM
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Isabella! Quite an odd name in Denmark!!! Never thought of it. I would have liked more Elisabet, it is more Danish name. I think, I have to get used to it,but it will take some time, I guess...
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Old 07-06-2007, 09:25 PM
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It's been nice to read and see Isabella's Christening. I couldn't wait to find out the chosen name for Frederik and Mary's baby. I love it. I love it all. I like the sound Henrietta Margarethe Ingrid Isabella. Truly I'm pleased with the name. If there's anything I could say is that this family looks great and it was kind of them to invite us into their ceremony of Isabella. The event and naming was special to me and I wish them a continued joy as the royals of Denmark. Christian is so cute. Cheers to them.
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Old 07-06-2007, 09:33 PM
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I like the name Isabella but not for a Princess of Denmark.

I don't like Mary's headpiece.

Alexia is not wearing Cristinass outfit but one that looks a lot like it.
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Old 07-06-2007, 11:23 PM
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I like the name Isabella but not for a Princess of Denmark.
Not for a Princess of Denmark?

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I would have liked more Elisabet
When 'you' already have Princess Elisabeth of Denmark, Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain...would have been a bit much!
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Old 07-06-2007, 11:35 PM
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I don't like the name either. That is, I do like it, but not for a Princess of Denmark. I was hoping for a cool Danish name like Dagmar or even a standard issue princess name like Alexandra (guess they wouldn't have used that one). I don't think the name Isabella goes well with the name Christian and it's jarringly un-Danish. I'm afraid my first thought everytime I read about the new princess will be "too bad about the name."

Also, the nicknames for Isabella are horrendous--someone mentioned Izzy and Bella--yuk!
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I don't think the name Isabella goes well with the name Christian and it's jarringly un-Danish. I'm afraid my first thought everytime I read about the new princess will be "too bad about the name."

Also, the nicknames for Isabella are horrendous--someone mentioned Izzy and Bella--yuk!

The children's names were not chosen so as to compliment the other and neither should they be. It's not a historical Danish name, but then again her heritage isn't 'entirely' Danish is it? Though, Isabella is the 21st most popular name for girls in Denmark I believe and there was a great deal of influence from 'the' family tree.

It is such a pretty name, feminine and charming..and I can't see what's so "horrendous" about being nicknamed 'Bella'. I'm sure this little lady shall grow to be a very beautiful woman.
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Old 07-07-2007, 01:26 AM
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Lots of things to talk about...well firstly the name, I kind of half-expected it from Mary being an ex-Sydneysider, likes to be in on trends and such...Isabella is a very "Sydney" name to me...I would have preferred *Arabella* (Arabella Henrietta Ingrid Margrethe)...It sounds slightly more exotic and fitting to Danish culture (?)...But I sure I will get used to it...

All the Isabella's I know think they are princesses anyway so "Princess Isabella" to me is a kind of a cliche for a demanding little girl...Good luck to Mary and Frederik with that one!!! for making you Isabella an "official" princess...

As for the outfits of the ladies...only one comment to make, Susan Donaldson must have got a stylist this time, her outfit was very appropriate and elegant...I distinctly remember at Christian's christening she wore some garish red and black outfit and (shock horror) black pantyhose with red shoes!!!! Much better this time around Mrs. Donaldson :)
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The stereotypes surrounding such a sweet name
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Old 07-07-2007, 01:39 AM
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Ugh...No "Arabella" was the title of a sad, sad, Italian soap opera I used to see when a teen.

And yes, I agree. They would have christened the girl with a Danish name. The fact her mother is (or was) Australian could not be important. Almost always, in the Royal couples, one of them was foreign, but this was not a pretext to name the Royal children with names of another root than the one of the adopted country of the father or the mother. For example: Alix of Hesse was of German origine, with a British breed (her grandmother was Queen Victoria), and married a Nicholas, the Tsar of all the Russias. Well, their children were named: Olga, Tatiana, María, Anastasia and Alexei...All four names were Russian. Princess Dagmar was Danish, but after marrying the Tsar Alexander III all her children wore Russian names: Nicholas, Georgy, Xenia, Olga and Mikhail..and so on...Of course, we can christen the children with names of another culture inspiration, but the translation must be from the country his father/mother is ruling and in which they were also born: for example, Queen Sofía of Spain christened her elder girl as Elena (who is the perfect translation of "from Greece") , but it is a name very common in most of European countries , and the other two children were named as Cristina and Felipe, very common also in Spanish nobility.

And the examples could go, and go...

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Old 07-07-2007, 02:55 AM
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Are people forgetting the name Isabella is, as is the case with hundreds of names, now part of the Danish culture? It was even the name of a Danish Queen (though known as Elisabeth).

There is no set pretext which stipulates a royal child must be given a name in accordance to the popular, more traditional, majority. It is only ever expected.

Having been named Isabella, makes her no less a HRH, or a Princess of the Kingdom of Denmark or third in line to the throne (at this point in time). It is quite simply, her name.

No doubt (and is clearly the case) many see it as rather unorthodox, though no less unorthodox than being named Zara.
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Old 07-07-2007, 04:01 AM
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i don't think there is a problem with this name being given to a danish princess...it is beautiful name for a beautiful baby girl..I love the name, it is very elegant and sweet!
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Old 07-07-2007, 04:05 AM
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Isabella! Quite an odd name in Denmark!!! Never thought of it. I would have liked more Elisabet, it is more Danish name. I think, I have to get used to it,but it will take some time, I guess...
Many little girls in Denmark are named Isabelle. It would have been very odd to call the little girl Elisabeth instead. We already have a princess Elisabeth in Denmark
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Old 07-07-2007, 05:02 AM
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... It was even the name of a Danish Queen (though known as Elisabeth)...
"Isabella" has actually been used in this form before in the Danish Royal Family. Four times in fact, so those saying it has no Danish history/culture are not necessarily correct. The Isabellas were:
>the daughter of Eric V
>the wife of Christian II
>the daughter of Frederik I
>the daughter of Frederik II

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Old 07-07-2007, 06:30 AM
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"Isabella" has actually been used in this form before in the Danish Royal Family. Four times in fact, so those saying it has no Danish history/culture are not necessarily correct. The Isabellas were:
>the daughter of Eric V
>the wife of Christian II
>the daughter of Frederik I
>the daughter of Frederik II

In my danish history books is named a
princess Elisabeth (daughter of Erik 5. Klipping)
Princess Elisabeth (daughter of Frederik 1.)
Princess Elisabeth (daughter of Frederik 2.)

it says that in all my history books so where did you get your information that they were named Isabella?
The only danish royal I can find with that name is Isabella of Habsburg (married to Christian 2.)
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Old 07-07-2007, 08:33 AM
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Maybe F&M really really liked the name and decided to start a new history. They can't please everyone, and since they gave birth to her, they get to decide.
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Maybe F&M really really liked the name and decided to start a new history. They can't please everyone, and since they gave birth to her, they get to decide.
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Old 07-07-2007, 11:35 AM
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Ugh...No "Arabella" was the title of a sad, sad, Italian soap opera I used to see when a teen.

And yes, I agree. They would have christened the girl with a Danish name. The fact her mother is (or was) Australian could not be important. Almost always, in the Royal couples, one of them was foreign, but this was not a pretext to name the Royal children with names of another root than the one of the adopted country of the father or the mother. For example: Alix of Hesse was of German origine, with a British breed (her grandmother was Queen Victoria), and married a Nicholas, the Tsar of all the Russias. Well, their children were named: Olga, Tatiana, María, Anastasia and Alexei...All four names were Russian. Princess Dagmar was Danish, but after marrying the Tsar Alexander III all her children wore Russian names: Nicholas, Georgy, Xenia, Olga and Mikhail..and so on...Of course, we can christen the children with names of another culture inspiration, but the translation must be from the country his father/mother is ruling and in which they were also born: for example, Queen Sofía of Spain christened her elder girl as Elena (who is the perfect translation of "from Greece") , but it is a name very common in most of European countries , and the other two children were named as Cristina and Felipe, very common also in Spanish nobility.

And the examples could go, and go...

Vanesa.

It IS a danish name !

It's the 20th most used in Denmark right now .

What is this madness about Isabella not being a danish name ?

This couple can really do no right to people on this board. It's insane .

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Maybe F&M really really liked the name and decided to start a new history. They can't please everyone, and since they gave birth to her, they get to decide
Haha that is so true .. It's their baby, their life, will people just deal with that please.
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Old 07-07-2007, 12:36 PM
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A couple of quick observations:

I think Isabella is a lovely name but hey everyone is entitled to their opinion. Not to be snippy, but if you don't like the name...then don't name your child Isabella. Its apparent that Mary and Frederick like the name...and well that's all that really matters.

I also find it ironic that a majority of people who are complaining about the name not being Danish are well...not Danish. If they were, maybe then would acknowledge as other members have mentioned....its the 20th popular girl name in Denmark right now.
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Having been named Isabella, makes her no less a HRH, or a Princess of the Kingdom of Denmark or third in line to the throne (at this point in time). It is quite simply, her name.
Hmmm. This made me think about what really bothers me about this name. Of course, legally it does not make her less of an HRH or third in line to the throne. But it does strike me as a reflection of the lesser status of the second child (and particularly a girl). Frederick and Mary adhered to the really narrow tradition for Christian's name, obviously aware of his destiny; yet for the girl they felt they could just give her any name, even one that wasn't remotely Danish. It sort of makes the statement that she does not have an important public role to play; that she is just their child and they can name her as they like.
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I think Isabella is a beautiful name for a very beautiful baby .
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