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Old 05-21-2007, 07:47 AM
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Just out of curiosity. What is it that bothers so many people about the names Dagmar and Thyra? IMHO both names are rather pretty.
both beautiful names, find them unique.
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Old 05-21-2007, 08:00 AM
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Just out of curiosity. What is it that bothers so many people about the names Dagmar and Thyra? IMHO both names are rather pretty.
Much simple. Its the danish pronouncing of the names that bothers ppl i think. they sounds like a 80 year old woman to be honest.
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Old 05-21-2007, 08:35 AM
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and Dagmar especially doesnt sound feminine to me at all,. Thyra is still not b ad., but i couldnt see anyone calling your beautiful little baby Dagmar!
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:21 AM
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A few other guesses (even though I personally like Charlotte) :

From Baby names - 20000 name meanings - Top babynames Danish names list: Dagny (From the Old Norse name Dagn, which was derived from the elements dagr "day" and n "new") , Anne-Lise - the only two I liked

Other names that aren't family names but are pretty and that IMO could go well with the "Princess" title:
Emma, Sarah, Claire, Juliet, Renee (for Prince Henrik mother?)

That's all I can think of at the moment.
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:23 PM
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Her mother is a native English speaker, though, and I suspect she would dislike Dagmar and Astrid. Dagmar has the nickname Daggie, which rhymes with a highly insulting term for homosexuals. Astrid starts with a syllable that is equally insulting in English. I also don't think they will use a name that has not previously been used for a member of the royal family. It will be a name that is common in English and also in use for past Scandinavian princesses. Caroline, Charlotte or Louise still seem like good bets.
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Old 05-22-2007, 02:36 AM
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Astrid starts with a syllable that is equally insulting in English.

I really don't think they would cross Astrid off the list because the first syllable is a synonym for someone's backside. There have been many princesses in Europe named Astrid and I highly doubt their parents cared about what the first syllable sounded like. I think that's overanalyzing the reasons people choose names.


And Daggie doesn't rhyme with the word you're thinking of. It does rhyme with Maggie, though.
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Old 05-22-2007, 06:14 AM
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Dagmar has the nickname Daggie, which rhymes with a highly insulting term for homosexuals.
Dagmar is pronounced (according to Queen Margarethe in "A Royal Family" as Dow-mar.) The Empress Marie Feodorovna who was christened Dagmar was always known as Minnie.
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Dagmar is pronounced (according to Queen Margarethe in "A Royal Family" as Dow-mar.) The Empress Marie Feodorovna who was christened Dagmar was always known as Minnie.


You learn something new everyday, I guess. I had no idea the "g" was silent. Thanks.
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Dagmar is pronounced (according to Queen Margarethe in "A Royal Family" as Dow-mar.) The Empress Marie Feodorovna who was christened Dagmar was always known as Minnie.
Thanks for that had no idea. Guess it sounds a little more more feminine now
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Dagmar does sound old. But as a middle name it should be fine.
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Just out of curiosity. What is it that bothers so many people about the names Dagmar and Thyra? IMHO both names are rather pretty.

I guess they look old-fashioned to some people. I personally love the name Thyra. I would like to see Fred and Mary put that in as one of the princess's names.
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Old 05-23-2007, 05:46 AM
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I guess they look old-fashioned to some people. I personally love the name Thyra. I would like to see Fred and Mary put that in as one of the princess's names.
Also the danish pronouncing of the name? we dont pronounce it as tyra banks its much more old fashion like we say it
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Her mother is a native English speaker, though, and I suspect she would dislike Dagmar and Astrid. Dagmar has the nickname Daggie, which rhymes with a highly insulting term for homosexuals. Astrid starts with a syllable that is equally insulting in English. I also don't think they will use a name that has not previously been used for a member of the royal family. It will be a name that is common in English and also in use for past Scandinavian princesses. Caroline, Charlotte or Louise still seem like good bets.
I believe Astrid is formed from two ancient Norse words, 'ast' and 'rid' and means 'the daughter of Ast'. Also, the pronounciation is not 'asstrid' but more like 'us-trid'. If people start to consider names by what they might mean in some other language, there wouldn't be very many names left! IMO it would be totally boring if everyone would have only English names and speak only English. Diversity rules!

Edit: There seem to be sources that say that 'Astrid' comes from STRR and is derived from the Old Norse elements ss "god" and frr "beautiful". Dagmar comes from the Old Norse name Dagmr, derived from the elements dagr "day" and mr "maid".
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Well, even if the g is silent in Dagmar, I still don't think it's appropriate. There are many other names that are traditional and sound more gentle and sweeter. The name just sounds a bit hard.
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Actually Dagmar fits right in with Valdemort, that is Valdemar.
But hey they might surprise us, take a page from it-chef Jamie Oliver and call her Daisy Boo ( hommage to granny...)
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Actually Dagmar fits right in with Valdemort, that is Valdemar.
But hey they might surprise us, take a page from it-chef Jamie Oliver and call her Daisy Boo ( hommage to granny...)
Hahahaha
I can see it at the christening now- Princess Daisy Boo! Would certainly raise a few eyebrows
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Hahahaha
I can see it at the christening now- Princess Daisy Boo! Would certainly raise a few eyebrows
*ROFL* me to and i can se Queen Margrethe and Orinceconsort Henrik get a fit about the name...what a pictur
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Old 05-24-2007, 07:24 AM
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Well, even if the g is silent in Dagmar, I still don't think it's appropriate. There are many other names that are traditional and sound more gentle and sweeter. The name just sounds a bit hard.
In your country it might not be "appropriate" but it is a very old & traditional danish name and has considerable history in the Danish Royal family.
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What do they call her now, just "little Girl" in Danish. It seems to me that they must call her by her name. How do you not call the baby by its name for almost 3 months?
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Well, her parents and family do call her by her name... I think it's funny, but... It's tradition!

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What do they call her now, just "little Girl" in Danish. It seems to me that they must call her by her name. How do you not call the baby by its name for almost 3 months?
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