I read on hola (spanish magazine) that Willem commented to the journalist that Maxima told him this sunday that she would like to name the baby, Alexia (like him, whose second name is Alexander) and he said that he needed to "assimilate it". What do you think he meant by that? looks like he needed to accept it but he was not fond of it.
Nice names. I really like the idea of using family names and names of those close to you. It gives the child and the person the child is named after a sense of belonging. I know that in my family were are all named after some one close or a family member. Myself, I was named after my grandmother, who I adore.
I love the names baby will receive. One by one. But alltogether doesn't sound so nice as Catharina-Amalia. Just my opinion, of course. Instead of Alexia I would have named her Alexandra, sounds better joined with the other names. But I think this varies with the pronunciation you give to words...Regards.
I agree with you all the way. Alexandra Juliana Marcela Laurentien would have sounded far nicer and regal.
Over all the names are ok. I agree with Guest2003 Alexandra Juliana Marcela Laurentien would have been a much nicer (and regal) name than Alexia. Alexandra seems like a more truer derivative of Alexander.