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Old 01-21-2004, 01:04 PM
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Names I like, that I think are possible:
- Kristin
- Margrethe
- Ingrid

Ragnhild, Astrid and Ingeborg are the names shouted out by the experts featured in the press...

I don't know why, but I like Kristin... the more I think about it the more I like it. And it's one of those names that easily can be attached to another name. Besides it's fairly international.

Not all that long until we're told now.
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Old 01-21-2004, 09:11 PM
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This was originally posted on the Scandinavian Royals Message Board by Bjarne Birkrem on how to pronounce some Norwegian names that I thought might be helpful and useful:

Haakon HAW-kon

Olav OO-lav (or rather, with a long version of French "ou", which is slightly more close and rounded than English "oo")

Harald HAR-al (short "a"-sound)

Sonja SON-ya

Märtha MÆR-ta / MÆ-{t}a (I've used {t} as the symbol of a particular retroflex version of "t", which is the pronunciation of the sequence "rt" in most of Norway (except the south and west). Curl your tongue backwards and let the tip touch the hard palate.)

Maud MAWD (pronounced as in English, since it's an English name)

Mette-Marit me-te-MAH-rit

Astrid AS-tri

Ragnhild RANGN-hil (often the "h" is not heard, so RANG-nil - and with the first syllable almost like English "rung", not "rang")

Ari AH-ri (well, not a royal, but still...)


And then for the potential "new" (or rather, revived) names:

Ingeborg ING-e-bor(g) (last syllable short, the "g" is sometimes not heard; and the "ng" should be pronounced as in "singer", not "finger" - i.e. the "g" should not be heard separately)

Magnus MANG-nus (again, first syllable almost like English "mung", not "mang")

Sverre SVÆ-re (first syllable: short vowel, same vowel as in English "Harry"; second syllable, a weak "e" sound (known by phoneticians as a schwa), NOT the "i" sound of "Harry")

Erik EH-rik (long "e" sound in the first syllable)

Eirik ÆY-rik (basically same name as above, but the first syllable pron. with a diphthong, which in most varieties of Norwegian starts in a more open position than English "ey" - think of the Australian sound in "Good day, mate")

Øystein EUY-stæyn (first syllable is a diphthong, like a French "eu" sound or a German "ö" followed by Y or I - so a bit like the Dutch "uy"; second syllable with the open "Australian-sounding" diphthong referred to above)

Sigurd SI-gur (short vowels)

Guttorm GUT-orm (first syllable: a rounded, mid-to-close vowel, the closest English equivalent (which is a bit more retracted) is the vowel in "put" (NOT the vowel in "but"! second syllable: short vowel, and pronounce the "r")
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Old 01-21-2004, 10:36 PM
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I'm still rooting for Sofia. Till the end, just like I did with Princess Catharina-Amalia and Emma. (which means I'll probably be wrong again.)
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Old 01-21-2004, 10:44 PM
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I like the name Josefine... :flower:
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Old 01-22-2004, 06:18 AM
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I hope she will be only called Alexandra an Ingrid is her officialy name
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Old 01-22-2004, 06:18 AM
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Old 01-22-2004, 06:19 AM
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I love both!
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Old 01-22-2004, 06:23 AM
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Beautiful names! And again two names, like Catharina-Amalia! :)
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Old 01-22-2004, 06:28 AM
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I am very, very disappointed that Crown Prince Haakon chose to give

Princess INGRID

an additional name at all

Alexandra

INGRID is great - and enough !!!

The official press release 11:25 :

22.1.2004

H.K.H. Prinsesse Ingrid Alexandra

Hans Kongelige Høyhet Kronprinsregenten har i Ekstraordinært Statsråd på Det Kongelige Slott i dag, torsdag 22. januar 2004 meddelt at Deres Kongelige Høyheter Kronprinsen og Kronprinsessen, i samråd med Hans Majestet Kongen, har bestemt at den nyfødte Prinsessen skal hete Prinsesse Ingrid Alexandra.

Hans Kongelige Høyhet Kronprinsregenten ba om Statsrådets tilslutning til navnevalget
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Old 01-22-2004, 06:32 AM
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Her name is Ingrid Alexandra

The new Norwegian princess is named Ingrid Alexandra. It was the Crown Prince himself who informed the Cabinet of the name Thursday afternoon.

Crown Prince Haakon informed the members of the government the name in an extraordinary cabinet meeting at the Royal castle at 11 a.m. Thursday.

The Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik came out and informed public at 11:10 a.m.

The name Ingrind is an old Norwegian queens' name. Alexandra is linked to king Olav the 5ths name. His name was Alexander before he came to Norway as a child.
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Old 01-22-2004, 06:33 AM
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Her Royal Highness Ingrid Alexandra

At an extraordinary meeting of Norway's cabinet ministers on Thursday, the name of the newborn heir to the throne was revealed. The daughter of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit will be called Ingrid Alexandra, a name with regal resonance.

A new opinion poll taken a few after the birth of Norway's first female heir to the throne on Wednesday morning showed a boost in support for the monarchy.

Nearly half of those surveyed felt the coming royal generation would strengthen the monarchy's position in Norway.

There was 75 percent support for Norway remaining a monarchy, and only 17 percent wanted the country to become a republic on the day of the princess' birth.
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Old 01-22-2004, 06:43 AM
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That's a wonderful and very beautiful name. I love it!!!

God bless her!  :flower:
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Old 01-22-2004, 06:43 AM
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Yay! What a pretty name. I think Ingrid Aleksandra flows well together.
Sort of like Martha Louise. I do hope that both are used. (if not, I do adore the name ingrid).
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Old 01-22-2004, 06:49 AM
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22.1.2004

H.K.H. Prinsesse Ingrid Alexandra

Hans Kongelige Høyhet Kronprinsregenten har i Ekstraordinært Statsråd på Det Kongelige Slott i dag, torsdag 22. januar 2004 meddelt at Deres Kongelige Høyheter Kronprinsen og Kronprinsessen, i samråd med Hans Majestet Kongen, har bestemt at den nyfødte Prinsessen skal hete Prinsesse Ingrid Alexandra.

Hans Kongelige Høyhet Kronprinsregenten ba om Statsrådets tilslutning til navnevalget.
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I just saw that Ingrid Alexandra are the two first names of countess Ingrid von Pfeil und Klein Ellguth, daughter of a niece of Queen Margrethe of Denmark! Her full name are Ingrid Alexandra Irma Astrid Benedikte von Pfeil und Klein Ellguth.
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Old 01-22-2004, 08:03 AM
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Two very nice names, and two names that few had guessed before. Ingrid is a very common name in Norway, it's the sixth most common name for girls. Alexandra is rarer, but gaining popularity. The fact that Ingrid is both anchored in Norwegian royal traditions, and within the Royal family, as well as within the Crown Princess' family gives it a nice touch. There might also be a tribute to Queen Ingrid of Denmark within, but that's more vague. (Queen Ingrid was a flower girl at the wedding of Crown Prince Olav and Princess Märtha)

And Alexandra is a family name within the Crown Prince's family: Queen Alexandra of Great Britain, King Olav's name was Alexander before he became Norwegian Crown Prince, Princess Ragnhild is called Ragnhild Alexandra. And Queen Alexandra's sister was married to Alexander of Russia.

We mustn't forget Alexander the Great either :flower:

It seems that they have chosen to go with the English spelling, with an x, as is becoming more and more common than going with the -ks that Norwegians tended to use.

I also would like to point you to the literary character Ole Aleksander, written by Anne-Cath. Vestly, and beloved of many Norwegians.

The fact that she has a cousin with the same names doesn't matter. It seems like she only uses the first name for now. It might be nice at family parties to have three girls roughly the same age (Maud Angelica, Countess Ingrid, and Princess Ingrid Alexandra. )


Do you think that choosing Alexandra as a middle name will mean that Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands will be a Godfather?
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Old 01-22-2004, 08:10 AM
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Originally posted by norwegianne@Jan 21st, 2004 - 12:04 pm
Names I like, that I think are possible:
- Kristin
- Margrethe
- Ingrid
Well, I was partially right. :flower: :flower: Even if I liked Kristin best, Ingrid was one of the three possible.

Princess Ingrid Alexandra.

It also fits nicely in: Haakon, Mette-Marit, Marius & Ingrid.

I'm kind of betting the Alexandra will disappear after a while. Ingrid fits better with Marius than Alexandra does.
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Old 01-22-2004, 08:12 AM
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Originally posted by Danielane@Jan 22nd, 2004 - 6:03 am
I just saw that Ingrid Alexandra are the two first names of countess Ingrid von Pfeil und Klein Ellguth, daughter of a niece of Queen Margrethe of Denmark! Her full name are Ingrid Alexandra Irma Astrid Benedikte von Pfeil und Klein Ellguth.
now that there are two baby royals named as Ingrid, mm.. what is left for Frederik of Denmark if he has a baby daughter since he adored his late grandmother so much.
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Old 01-22-2004, 08:34 AM
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Really a very nice and cute name it is! I was terrified, she would be named Ragnhild...
But of course I must like the name. I think Alexandra is the most beautiful name that ever was.

But why those names? Íngrid is an old Swedish name, but is Alexandra so ccommon a name there, too? Queen Ingrid of Denmark was relative to Haakon, but where comes Alexandra? But yes, there is, of course, the aunt of Crown Prince Haakon, Princess (?) Ragnhild Alexandra. And we must not forget king Olav himself! His real name was Alexander Edward Christian Frederik before he came to Norway. I think he became Olav then later in life, Olav was none of his original names, but I don't know it quite for sure. Anyway, Olav sounds more Norwegian.
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Old 01-22-2004, 08:38 AM
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I think that it is a very pretty name. Very traditional. I was suprised though, I though that they would probably go for a more unconventional name, like Willem-Alexander and Maxima did with Catharina-Amalia. But I do like the name. That is a very pretty combination.
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