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Old 09-26-2006, 11:56 AM
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Augusta !!!!

What is more royal than 'Augusta' ? Augusta means: the divine

And it also can be found in the Orange-Nassau tree, for an example:

Princess Louise Augusta of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau born Princess of Prussia (1808-1870), sister to Emperor Wilhelm I of Germany.

Princess Amalia Maria da Gloria Augusta of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau born Duchess of Sachsen-Weimar and Eisenach (1830-1872)

Amalia, Alexia, Augusta....

Old 09-26-2006, 12:07 PM
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What about Aurora or Aurelia?
Or even for a boy, Prince Andreas?

Old 09-26-2006, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by LaPlusBelle
What about Aurora or Aurelia?
Or even for a boy, Prince Andreas?
Aurora looks impossible to me: in the south of the Netherlands the most used names under fanfares, brass bands, choirs, etc. are Aurora and Caecilia:
Etc. etc. etc.

Aurelia sounds nice but would be a total new name in the Orange-Nassau family tree too. The same counts for Andreas.

Willem is one favorite. And George: grandpa Jorge and the late grandpa Claus Georg. Prince Willem-Alexander himself has George under his names as well.

Old 09-26-2006, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Empress
Hi Marengo -

Having just returned to the US after spending 6 yars living in the NL and marrying a Dutchman, I totally understand your logic. But I have a feeling that Lodewijk has just not had it's resurgence yet, so I do not think that it will make it into the first half of the name. Also, I can't find any instance of that name in the Dutch or other royal families after a quick brief search. Can you?
One of the brothers of William the Silent (Stadholder Willem I, Prince of Orange) was called Lodewijk. Queen Wilhelmina admired the prince so much that she intened to name her son Willem-Lodewijk (a son that was never born of course). But for now it was a wild guess actually, but I still hope they will start his name with Willem, and one of the few names that goes well with that is Lodewijk. But maybe it will be a Willem-Frederik, a Willem-Maurits or no Willem at all. The Prince of Orange and his wife did not show to much regard for history (apart from the name Amalia), who IMHO as heir of the House of Orange should have gotten a 'Wilhelmina' somewhere in her name.


To Henri: How royal Augusta sounds, I don't think the first name of the baby will be Augusta, it sounds so severe for a little girl! But it would be a nice tribute to the mother of Prince Claus, Gosta von dem Bussche.
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What about Antonia ?
Old 09-26-2006, 03:06 PM
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What about Ethel? Princess Ethel of the Netherlands. It works for me.
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Old 09-26-2006, 03:10 PM
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before I submitted the name Augusta, I looked around, and there are a few instances of it as first names, and many as second or middle names in the Dutch and other royal families.

I like it too.
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Ana Milena or Arianna would also be nice "A" names.
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Old 09-26-2006, 03:39 PM
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I love the name Alicia (from the A names) or Margarita (non-A unfortunately).
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Alicia just does not seem very regal to me at all. although, I can't say that I am that crazy about the name at all. Sorry Avalon. And with all of the controversy surrounding the other Margarita, I think it will be a while before that name is used in the family again any time soon.
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It doesn´t have to start with A, the first one is Catharina-Amalia.I think they will choose a regal name, they will look up in the genealogy tree. One of the middle names could be Ines for Maxima´s sister. Her stepsisters are Maria, Dolores and Angeles.
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Well, how about :

Princess Emanuelle-Antonia Christina Frederica
Old 09-26-2006, 07:21 PM
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For a boy, I definately think that Claus will be in his name somewhere, be it his first name or one of his middle names

For a girl, I don't know, I just hope they don't choose something that is totally ridiculous or something that would be too severe for a little girl to grow up with
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If they want to stick with "A" names they could go with Aurora- as in Aurora from Disney's Sleeping Beauty. I've always loved that name.
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I like Arabella or Isabella for a girl. For a boy....I was thinking Bernard...but since there is currently a Bernhard in the royal house..I am going to go for Wilem something.
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What about Alexandra for a girl? It starts with an A... But if it's a boy, how about Aaron (maybe??) or Adrion.
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I do not think that Alexandra will be chosen, as they chose Alexia, a version/derivitive of Alexandra, for one of their children already. But I love the name, personally.
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Originally Posted by Empress
Well, how about :

Princess Emanuelle-Antonia Christina Frederica
That's a beautiful name!
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If it's a boy, than I wish that in honor of Hergé and because the latest cousin has Milou in her names, the future prince should have Tintin in his. Tintin, not Haddock.
Old 09-27-2006, 12:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Avalon
If it's a girl, they might call her Margarita (at least I think so),
Avalon, you're kidding right? Margarita, WA's cousin, after all was dis-invited personally by Willem Alexander to his own wedding, he wrote her that he felt it wasn't "opportuun"--a word he misspelled-- if she came to the wedding, what with the falling out the family had over Edwin de Roy van Zuidewijn, Margarita's weirdo of a husband at the time. So why would he honor her now with naming one of his kids, who will be one of the 'spares' for the Dutch throne, after this cousin? Even if she's been welcomed back into the fold?

Originally Posted by Avalon
unless they carry on with the tradition of naming their daughters a name, starting with A (Amalia, Alexia).
I sense Maxima putting her foot down when it comes to naming the kids. Amalia is a good choice in my opinion: it's original, well-sounding, not to mention a name with historic significance for the DRF.
Alexia was the wrong choice of name in my opinion. It is a nice name enough in itself, but frankly more for, forgive me for saying this, a stripper of exotic origins than a female who may one day, depending on things, sit on the venerable Dutch throne. Worse perhaps, on top of this, it was the name of one of Beatrix's father's kids squired out of royal wedlock! What a choice!

If it were me, I'd choose some real Dutch names for a girl, like Nienke or Sietske, those are real old Dutch names and beautiful, iconic even. Why go with names that sound so, well, Latin? Sure, Maxima's latin, but let's not forget the position and role these folks are in: they're representing the Dutch throne. it would make sense if their names reflected that. The name Amalia does. Alexia doesn't. I'm not holding my breath that the next name will make sense, but we'll see.

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