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Old 04-13-2007, 12:53 PM
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Yay, Henri's back. I'm so used to your wonderful history and commentary that I was a little lost when the name was first announced.
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Old 04-13-2007, 12:57 PM
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I don't think Ariane is a very modern name.. it's not traditional, but it's an old name.
I think it's nice that Willem-Alexander and Máxima were chosing a name that wasn't used by a Royal before... you know: I'm glad they didn't chose Wilhelmina as the first name..
Anyway... I don't like the name Ariane alot (I think I said that before.. sorry ^^). But it's a cute idea that all 3 daughters have A... names.

I'm really looking forward to see the first family pictures! When were the first family pictures released when Amalia and Alexia were born? One week after the birth?

The Story of Amalia and Alexia welcoming their little sister is so cute!
Amalia was checking if the baby is really her new sister and if mummy's belly is flat again.
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Old 04-13-2007, 12:59 PM
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I think Ariane is a beautiful name. It fits well with her entire name. I'm glad they picked a new first name for her.
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Old 04-13-2007, 01:03 PM
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That's what I was wondering! Floris seems the obvious choice plus he's about to be a dad himself.

Well Beatrix had 3 sons and W-A has the opposite!
It seems that in this family you either have sons or daughters - Beatrix and her sisters, WA and his brothers and now CA and her sisters...
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Old 04-13-2007, 01:03 PM
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it is of Greek origine, Ariadne
Yes, but it is derived from the Greek name Ariadne if you look directly under the name Ariane on the page in blue lettering it clearly says it's orgin is French.

BabyNames.com: Baby Name ARIANE - Origin and Meaning of the Name ARIANE
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Old 04-13-2007, 01:13 PM
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Yes, but it is derived from the Greek name Ariadne if you look directly under the name Ariane on the page in blue lettering it clearly says it's orgin is French.

BabyNames.com: Baby Name ARIANE - Origin and Meaning of the Name ARIANE
For Ariane and many examples: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/595884-post597.html
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Old 04-13-2007, 01:35 PM
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Yes, I just read your examples a minute ago. You've done your research!


Sidenote:
This is a little off subject but it seems that by the time these royal couples get to the third child the tradition kind of fades. Ex. Madeleine of Sweden, maybe also Cristina of Spain, Stephanie of Monaco. I can certainly imagine that at the time of Madeleine's birth her name probably seemed to many in Sweden as a very un-royal choice especially since her sister and brother carry such historic royal/family names.

Although I like the new princesses name and I think it matches up well with her sisters names.
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Old 04-13-2007, 01:55 PM
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Thank you, Marezdote, for posting the link to the video. I enjoyed listening to the little ceremony (although my Dutch is rudimentary a knowledge of English and German can take you a long way to understanding what was said). I was pleased to hear how HRH Pr Willem-Alexander pronounced the name - now I can have no doubt that I am saying it correctly!

Thanks also to Henri M for his posting on the name - which, with the examples he gave, is not really as unusual as I initially thought.
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Even though the name is pretty, i don´t like it for a princess, nor even in Spanish, Ariana, it sounds very ordinary and common.
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Old 04-13-2007, 02:02 PM
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Old 04-13-2007, 02:12 PM
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so, finally is ariane, I think was ariana because maxima names's choises for the girls were names that we can said the same in duch that in spanish
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Old 04-13-2007, 02:12 PM
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And Ariane is the name of the ESA rockets (european space agency) maybe the parent like the space (just a funny gues) :-D
Its a very sweet name and i am looking forward to see the family with all the children
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Old 04-13-2007, 02:12 PM
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Yes, I just read your examples a minute ago. You've done your research!


Sidenote:
This is a little off subject but it seems that by the time these royal couples get to the third child the tradition kind of fades. Ex. Madeleine of Sweden, maybe also Cristina of Spain, Stephanie of Monaco. I can certainly imagine that at the time of Madeleine's birth her name probably seemed to many in Sweden as a very un-royal choice especially since her sister and brother carry such historic royal/family names.

Although I like the new princesses name and I think it matches up well with her sisters names.
Cristina is a traditional name amongst the Spanish Royalty:

Queen Maria Cristina (mother and regent for Alfonso XIII)
María Cristina de Borbón y Battenberg (aunt of King Juan Carlos and godmother to Infanta Cristina)

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Old 04-13-2007, 02:14 PM
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Even though the name is pretty, i don´t like it for a princess, nor even in Spanish, Ariana, it sounds very ordinary and common.
But Willem, Hendrik, Wilhelmina, Frederik, which are traditional Orange-Nassau, are véry common and ordinary names in the Netherlands.

Compare it with Felipe, Juan, Carlos in Spain. Very common and ordinary also.



Eloise, Catharina-Amalia, Claus-Casimir, Alexia, Luana, Zaria, Leonore, Ariane: it all are pretty uncommon names in the Netherlands.
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Old 04-13-2007, 02:17 PM
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I was pondering it this morning as I was vacuuming my house and I think maybe the names are the result of Maxima's foreign background. she's assimilated so well I tend to forget she's not dutch.
The "Ariane" is the most famous product of Dutch-based European Space Agency's space research center ESTEC: our connection with the Outer Space! The "Ariane"-project was partly invented, explored and has been made a reality close to where little princess Ariane is going to live: the European Space Agency displays "Ariane" in their Space Exhibition not more than 5 kms away from Wassenaar.

Plus the actress Audrey Hepburn, niece of a lady-in-waiting of queen Wilhelmina, played a wonderfully sweet "Ariane" in the dramatisation of the lovely novella "Ariane" by French author Claude Anet. The film was not as bittersweet and romantic as the book but good enough - we don't know what DVDs Maxima and Willem-Alexander watch at night, after all.
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Nice names given by Willem and Maxima to their new daughter.
I particularly like Ines.
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This is a little off subject but it seems that by the time these royal couples get to the third child the tradition kind of fades. Ex. Madeleine of Sweden, maybe also Cristina of Spain, Stephanie of Monaco.
Madeleine was named after a daughter of Prince Carl of Sweden. Prince Carl was the uncle to Harald of Norway and Albert II of Belgium. Their mothers were his older sisters Martha and Astrid, respectively.

The name Cristina definitely has royal connections. Spain has had a couple of Queens named Maria Christina. One was from Austria. Another was from the Two-Sicilies. There's also a Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnusson of Sweden, a Christina of the Netherlands, and many more.

Stephanie of Monaco is named in honor of Stephanie de Beauharnais. One of her granddaughters, Lady Mary Hamilton married Albert I of Monaco. Another of Stephanie de Beauharnais's granddaughters became Queen Stephanie (Estefania) of Portugal. There's also Stephanie of Belgium, Stephanie of Leiningen, and maybe a few more.
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Old 04-13-2007, 02:51 PM
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Ariane is a beautiful name...

I suprise because I think the name Maxima has for her mother Princess Maxima and is for the grandmother of Maxima...

But Ariane has a beautiful name, a princess name...
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Old 04-13-2007, 03:17 PM
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I really love the name. It's very beautiful and regal.
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Old 04-13-2007, 03:26 PM
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What's with the flower-dolls ("Aaaw... is this for Princess Ariane?")? He has a couple in his arms and it looks like he was about to get more. Are they popular in the Netherlands? By the way, your captions were great Henri M.
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