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Old 06-05-2005, 12:06 AM
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Hi Elspeth,

Do you know the name of that book which is about Christian IX's children? That would be fascinating to read. They called him the grandfather of Europe. So many of his relatives currently sit on the remaining thrones.

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Old 06-05-2005, 12:14 AM
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It's called A Royal Family and is the companion book to a TV series. It's a Danish series, but the book is available in English (or at least it was available a while back) through Majesty magazine. I've been hoping it or a DVD of the series will show up at Amazon one of these days.

Here's the official site:

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Old 06-05-2005, 12:27 AM
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It's amazing how whenever anyone tries to trace the bloodlines of two royals, they are almost always safe to say they are descended from either Queen Victoria or Christian IX or both (in some cases multiple times).
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Old 06-05-2005, 04:54 AM
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Could somebody from Greece write the names of the members of the Greek Royal Family in Greek letters for me????

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Old 06-05-2005, 03:57 PM
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The names in Greek: Κωνσταντινος ,constantine Αννα-Μαρια Παυλος,pavlos Αλεξια ,alexia Νικολαος ,nikolaos Θεοδωρα,theodora Φιλλιπος,phillipos
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Old 06-06-2005, 05:28 AM
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a small correction!

In greek, name Phillip is "Φιλιππος" (by two p no two l) and on ι the tone.
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Old 06-06-2005, 11:41 AM
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What about Marina for a Greek name? I still think Princess Marina of Kent was one of the most beautiful in modern times.
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:36 PM
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Children's Names

The GRF's website lists Pavlos and MC's children as:
*Maria-Olympia, b New York 1996
*Constantine Alexios, b New York 1998
*Achileas-Andreas, b New York 2000
*Odusseas-Kimon, b London 2004

Why are the spellings of their oldest and youngest boys different? Weren't they previous always listed as Konstantinos Alexios and Odysseas-Kimon? I always figured that their oldest boy was Konstantinos Alexios, which is the Greek form of his name. Why did the mix languages? Why not just Anglicize the whole thing and call him Constantine Alexis? I suppose I COULD understand the Konstantinos/Constantine, but isn't Odysseas' name always spelled with a Y and not the U?
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Old 09-28-2007, 06:59 AM
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well it seems they have tried to translate the names but have eventually mixed up the languages. because if they had totally translated them they would be :
*Constantine-Alexios (you can't turn it into Alexis. only Alexius, according to the Roman transformation)
*Achilles- Andrew
*Odysseus- Kimon

However, i don't understand it either. are they trying to keep the greek pronunciation? or what?

PS. It's KON-STAN-TINE (like clementine) if you look it up at a dictionary..

PS 2 Alexandros-a derive from the greek verb alekso (αλέξω) which means
repulse (it also means shield). So they are the ones who repulse man/men (andras). Alexios is a name used at the Byzantine era. it derives from the same verb but it's rather the defender or the helper.

in addition,
Philippos is the one who likes/loves (v. philo) horses (sing. ippos )
Sophia (and not sofia, as greek words in the english language are written with PH) means wisdom.
Theodora means gifted/granted (v. doroumai) by God (Theos)
Constantine means the stable one. it's latin. the equivalent greek name is Eystathios.
Eirini is the greek word for peace.
the rest of them refer to saints of the christian church (nikolaos, pavlos).
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Old 12-07-2007, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by vally View Post
Eirini is the greek word for peace.
You did an excellent job.
As for Eirini, while the spelling is closer to the Greek Ειρήνη, it creates a major problem with pronunciation. Unless one uses the pure English equivalent, Irene, a good way to help a non-Greek pronounce it correctly [the Greek way, that is] is to spell it as Yriny. In fact, many historians have used this form in reference to both, King Constantine's youngest sister, princess Yriny and King Paul's sister, the late princess Yriny, Duchess of Aosta.
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:18 AM
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ALL other greek royals have NO greek blood in them whatsoever. They are German and Danish.
And Russian to some extent, by Queen Olga (who herself was half of germanic anchestry )
HRH Prince Iannis of Greece and Denmark
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Old 07-05-2008, 03:38 PM
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Full names of the Kings of Greece

Does anyone know the full names of the kings of Greece? Queen Sophia of Spain appears to have multiple names. Her full name is Sophia Margaret Victoria Frederica (Σοφία Μαργαρίτα Βικτωρία Φρειδερίκη). So, I suppose that other members of the Greek royal family will have more than one name as well. Does anyone know the full name of King Constantine II? Or any of his predecessors?
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Old 07-05-2008, 03:49 PM
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Old 07-05-2008, 03:56 PM
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Wikipedia doesn't say anything about multiple names. Not even the Greek version (although I must say that I can only read Greek, not speak it).

In fact, apart from Queen Sophia of Spain, the only Greek monarch of which his other names are on Wikipedia, is King George I of Greece. His full name was Christian William Ferdinand Adolphus George (Χριστιανός Γουλιέλμος Φερδινάνδος Αδόλφος Γεώργιος).
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Old 07-05-2008, 08:19 PM
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King George I of the Hellenes was Prince Christian William Ferdinald Adolphus of Danemark, before he was sent to Greece to reign as King.
Greek Kings (Greeks in general) only have one name given to them at Baptism. Nowdays some Greeks may have two names, but it is unusual.
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Old 07-05-2008, 09:34 PM
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I wouldn't put too much stock in what Wikipedia says about Sofia's names. Wikipedia also lists her daughter Cristina as having five names, while the official site for the Spanish royals only lists two. Princess Olga has two names, and Pavlos' children have a single, though hyphenated, given name. Otherwise, it seems that the Greeks have one name.
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Old 09-11-2008, 04:29 PM
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Yes,Kelly.We usually have one name and one surname.
I've noticed that the female names of the GRF are usually christian (only Maria-Olympia's half name is ancient Greek).I would love to see more ancient Greek female names in the future,like Athina,Afroditi,Iokasti,Danai,Artemis etc.They are much more beautiful IMO.

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