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Old 08-07-2010, 06:31 AM
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Girls:
Anneke - or maybe Annika
Matilda - the waltzing connection
Adelaide - Aussie connection
Charlotte - royal, trendy and nice with Isabella
(middle names: Jane, Patricia, Mary, Dagmar)

Boys:
Olafur - sounds like Oliver and is Icelandic..
Harald - nickname Harry
Oscar - trendy and royal
Sebastian - sounds royal
Archibald - Mary's grandfathers name, and Prince Archie would be cute
Arthur - English royalty but could work..
(middle names: Aage, Vilhelm)
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Old 08-07-2010, 07:13 AM
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4 Godparents:The Earl And Countess of Wessex , Princess Marie and Brother John -(or Prince Albert)

4 Godparents:Prince of Oranje and Princess Maxima, Prince Daniel and Sister Jane - (or Mette-Marit)

girls:
Caroline or Inger
Alaíde or Alana
Liliane or Stephanie
Anastasia/Tatiana or Juliana-Middle name(dynasty)

boys:
Aksel
Louis or Erik
Marshal or Thierry
Alexei or Carl-Middle name(dynasty)
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Old 08-07-2010, 07:58 AM
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Somehow most women prefer names being popular where they grew up. I and a lot of friends loved the name Emma oder Emilia since ever - suddenly end of the 90th it emerges in Top Ten list of baby names.

Isabella was a very modern und popular name in Australia in 2006/7
So maybe they will choose another name, that ist popular in Australia (just because it coincide with their taste.

so this is the top ten list from Aus. 2007:
  1. Ella
  2. Emily
  3. Mia
  4. Isabella
  5. Chloe
  6. Charlotte
  7. Olivia
  8. Sophie
  9. Lily
  10. Sienna
  1. Jack
  2. Joshua
  3. Lachlan
  4. William
  5. Thomas
  6. Riley
  7. James
  8. Cooper
  9. Ethan
  10. Noah
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Some are just not regal enough: Ella, Emily, Mia, Chloe, Olivia, Lily and Sienna.

Leaves: Isabella, Charlotte and Sophie. So Charlotte and Sophie is my tip for sisters to Isabella

Pretty much the same with the boys names. I just cannot imagine a prince called either Jack, Joshua, Lachlan, Riley, Cooper, Ethan or Noah.

But i could imagine: William, Thomas and James. James sounds strange to me for a danish boy. so Thomas and William are likely to me.

So I'm changing my guess for a second boy from yesterday:
to Thomas Christian Andre Peter


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I'm still thinking about the names of the twins.

By now I guess they will be named:

two girls:

Sophie Elizabeth Margrethe Victoria
Charlotte Louise Mary Henrietta

two boys:
William Frederik Henri Jan
Magnus Christian Andre Peter

Mixed:
Sophie Elizabeth Margrethe Victoria
William Frederik Andre Peter


The cousins of the new babies and Isabella und Christian are called:
Nikolai William Alexander Frederik
Felix Henrik Valdemar Christian
Henrik Carl Joachim Alain
Alexander
Erin
Kate
Michael
Madisson
Molly
Sherree
Michelle

plus the grandchildren for Benedikte (close family):
Friedrich Richard Oscar Jefferson
Ingrid Alexandra Irma Astrid Benedikte
Konstantin Gustav Heinrich Richard
So i'm pretty sure, there will be no Alexander (cousin and secondly the exwife of Fred.' brother), no Marie, no Ingrid (by first name), no Nikolai etc., because names are already used in the family.

here the popular names from Danemark: http://www.kindernamen.org/die-belie...daenemark.html
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Old 08-07-2010, 08:28 AM
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It would be nice if Matilda and Banjo could make an appearance in the twins names if they are a boy and girl, as it would be a nice nod to Mary's Australian heritage. (For those that are unfamilair with both names, Matilda refers to the bush ballard or folk song "Waltzing Matilda" written by Banjo Patterson, a famous Aussie poet).
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Old 08-07-2010, 09:11 AM
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The one name which I'm confident that she won't use is 'Dagmar'. It's a pretty European name but it is has ugly connotations in Australian slang of which Mary would be aware.
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Given that the pronunciation is "Dowmar" I fail to see what the ozzie slang "Dag" has to do with it.
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Old 08-07-2010, 09:22 AM
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Because how many people would actually know to pronounce Dagmar as "Dowmar" and not Dagmar as it is written? I know I certainly didn't before I watched the The Royal Family documentary. That would be the problem with Dagmar (they could use Thyra if they wanted to use a historical Danish name - reads much nicer).

I'd say F&M will pick names that they like, throwing us for a loop like Isabella did back in 2007. There are several Charlottes, Sophies and Carolines in the Danish royal family tree, so if one or both of the babies are girls, one of those names could be a contender.

No doubt Christian or Frederik will be in any boys name as a middle name (Henrik Jr is the only boy born in recent years in the main line who doesn't have one of those two somewhere in his name).
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Old 08-07-2010, 09:30 AM
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I think they will choose a name which is common in Danemark and Australia. Here are my suggestions:

For girl(s):

  • Josephine
  • Elizabeth
  • Helena
  • Alexandra
  • Charlotte
For boy(s):
  • Michael
  • Alexander
  • Erik
  • Philip
  • Julian
Godparents:
  • CP Maxima
  • Princess Marie
  • Princ Daniel
  • (Princess) Tatiana Blatnik
  • One of the Berleburg cousins
  • Carina Axelsson
  • Siblings of CP Mary
My favourites:
2 girls: Josephine Viktoria Mary Alexandrine & Charlotte Louisa Friederike Marie
2 boys: Michael Joachim Knud André & Alexander Georg Frederik Louis
fraternal:
Alexander Georg Frederik Louis & Josephine Viktoria Mary Alexandrine
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Old 08-07-2010, 09:35 AM
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I think that Maxima will be a godmother to one of the twins
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:52 PM
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After seeing them very close at the wedding of Victoria and Daniel, i defenetly think that either Maxima or Willem-Alexander will be one of the godparents.
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Old 08-07-2010, 01:10 PM
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I think they will choose a name which is common in Danemark and Australia. Here are my suggestions:

For girl(s):

  • Josephine
  • Elizabeth
  • Helena
  • Alexandra
  • Charlotte
For boy(s):
  • Michael
  • Alexander
  • Erik
  • Philip
  • Julian
Godparents:
  • CP Maxima
  • Princess Marie
  • Princ Daniel
  • (Princess) Tatiana Blatnik
  • One of the Berleburg cousins
  • Carina Axelsson
  • Siblings of CP Mary
My favourites:
2 girls: Josephine Viktoria Mary Alexandrine & Charlotte Louisa Friederike Marie
2 boys: Michael Joachim Knud André & Alexander Georg Frederik Louis
fraternal:
Alexander Georg Frederik Louis & Josephine Viktoria Mary Alexandrine
Good call on Carina as godmother. She and Mary do seem really close.
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Old 08-07-2010, 02:31 PM
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Havn't considered names yet however for godparents for the twins I forsee:

Princess Marie
Prince Daniel
Princess Maxima
Prince Willem-Alexander
Carina Axelson
Patricia (Mary's sister)
John (Mary's brother)
A Berleburg or Greek cousin (I think Nikolaus)

Is Marius Hoiby old enough to be a godparent?
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Old 08-07-2010, 03:29 PM
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Girl(s)

I was going to say that Elisabeth would be a good choice because it's the name of the Queen's cousin and Elizabeth is Mary's middle name but then it occurred to me that Isabella and Elisabeth are actually to forms of the same name. So, no to Elisabeth.

Thyra and Alexandrine are great suggestions. I also like the name Dorothea. Denmark had two queens consort and several princesses named Dorothea. They seem to have named Isabella after the wife of Christian II; perhaps they'll name another daughter after a Danish queen consort.

Boy(s)

I believe Valdemar and Eric are good suggestions.
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Old 08-07-2010, 03:57 PM
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Female twins: Margarethe & Thyra

Both genders: Dagmar & Waldemar

Male twins: Alexander & Johann
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Old 08-07-2010, 04:04 PM
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Could I ask why people think Mary and Frederik are going to pick traditional names, like Thrya, Dagmar, Waldermar etc?
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Old 08-07-2010, 04:05 PM
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I also bet on Margrethe or Ingrid or even Dagmar for girls and Frederik, John or Knud for boys.

Godparents? Princess Marie or Prince Daniel (I wish Princess Letizia as well, but it's very unprobable)
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Old 08-07-2010, 04:07 PM
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Could I ask why people think Mary and Frederik are going to pick traditional names, like Thrya, Dagmar, Waldermar etc?
Well, because maybe they want to keep the tradition? I particurlary don't like created and different names
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Old 08-07-2010, 04:11 PM
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Well, because maybe they want to keep the tradition? I particurlary don't like created and different names
But they broke with tradition with the name Isabella.
IMO they stuck with Christian because they had to, and now for the twins they'll go modern Charlotte, Thomas, John maybe etc.
Names like Thyra, Dagmar, Knud, Waldemar are old.
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Is Marius Hoiby old enough to be a godparent?

I don't know. It bugs me so much that I don't know how old you have to be to be a godparent, because then I would totally go for Prince Nikolai, him & Frederik seems so close.
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Marius is 13, Nikolai is 10, Felix is 8.

I would say 10 or over would be an acceptable age, Marius would be okay I guess. Some places say 16 or 18.
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But they broke with tradition with the name Isabella.
IMO they stuck with Christian because they had to, and now for the twins they'll go modern Charlotte, Thomas, John maybe etc.
Names like Thyra, Dagmar, Knud, Waldemar are old.
That's what I think, too. Christian was sure but Isabella is a very modern name. Don't think they will chose traditional ones, at least not for the first name.
I like Charlotte because it's Danish and English. As a boy's name I'm really into Oscar although I prefer Victoria to chose it if she gets a boy.
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