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Catharina-Amalia Beatrix Carmen Victoria 47 29.56%
Alexia Juliana Marcela Laurentien 24 15.09%
Ariane Wilhelmina Máxima Ines 15 9.43%
Emma Luana Ninette Sophie 2 1.26%
Joanna Zaria Nicoline Milou 5 3.14%
Eloise Beatrix Sophie Laurence 9 5.66%
Claus-Casimir Bernhard Marius Max 3 1.89%
Leonore Marie Irene Enrica 8 5.03%
Anastasia (Anna) Margriet Josephine 8 5.03%
Lucas Maurits Pieter Henri 2 1.26%
Felicia Juliana Bénedicte Barbara 2 1.26%
Isabella Lily Juliana 14 8.81%
Samuel Bernhard Louis 0 0%
Emma Francisca Catharina 11 6.92%
Magali Margriet Eleonor 9 5.66%
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Old 10-25-2014, 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by marilyne View Post
I like the name of Lucas. It is so nice that they remember prince Claus in this way!!
Heu... Lucas has nothing to do with Claus. That last name is a derivation from Nikolaus (Nicholas) while Lucas is one of the Evangelists.


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Old 10-25-2014, 06:39 AM
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Lucas is an anagram of Claus, or the other way around. ;-)
But I agree with you that I doubt that they were honouring prince Claus in that way. My mother had the same thought too though.

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Old 10-25-2014, 06:56 AM
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The late Prince Claus had only one grandson amidst a lot of granddaughters. Female variants of Nikolaus/Nicolaas/Nicholas are Clasine, Klazien, Klaas(je), Klaske, Nicoline, Nicolette, Nicole, Coleta, Kolette, Cola, etc. In my option not very regal names and the link with "Claus" is far-sought. So I am happy that his only grandson bears his proper name.

Picture: de hooggeboren heer (the highborn lord) Claus-Casimir Bernhard Marius Max graaf van Oranje-Nassau, jonkheer van Amsberg, the only male heir in the new countly dynasty Van Oranje-Nassau van Amsberg, together with his grandmother Princess Beatrix and his aunt Princess Mabel:
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Old 10-25-2014, 10:00 AM
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Well, to be complete the other baby-names in the dutch royal family

Luisa Irene Constance Anna Maria
Cecilia Maria Johanna Beatrix
Julia Carolina Catharina
Paola Cecilia Laurentien
Zita Clara
Alaïa-Maria Irene Cecile
Isabel Christina
Julian Jorge
(name of the son of Juliana Guillermo is not publicly announced I think)
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I like Dutch names. Love to see all these Dutch names here :
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Old 12-24-2014, 10:35 AM
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I love Isabella Lily Juliana. It's such a pretty combination and all names sound quite dreamy together. Out of personal preference I find Isabella a bit boring (it's been so overdone in my country and there was a very unpleasant Isabella at my primary school, and thanks to her the name is kind of ruined for me), but in Isabella van Vollenhoven's combination, it sounds wonderful. I also like Catharina-Amalia Beatrix Carmen Victoria, what a beautiful name.

I also love the names of the Princesses of Bourbon-Parma: Luisa and Cecilia. I don't like their middle names but their first names are so pretty. I also like Alaïa-Maria and Julia Carolina Catharina from this family. I love how exotic and unusual Alaïa-Maria looks.

The Dutch Royals seem to be fans of hyphens. King Willem-Alexander, Princess Catharina-Amalia, Count Claus-Casimir and Alaïa-Maria all have hyphenated names.
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Old 12-24-2014, 11:42 AM
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Yes, the hyphen means that it forms one name together. In the interview before his Investiture the Prince said: "Willem-Alexander is and has always been my name, not Willem." (answer on the question why the Prince did not opt for Willem IV).

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