Originally Posted by Somebody
And princess Irene of the Netherlands as well who was born only weeks before Germany's invasion in Poland.
Irini is a Greek word meaning peace. Pronounced exactly the same is also a quite common female name in Greece, given quite often and not only in war period. The GRF had also other Irini, the duchess of Aosta the daughter or King Konstantine 1st of the Hellenes and aunt of Irini daughter of King Pavlos.
So the story of the baby girl named after a residence area... at least funny...
Orthodox names are given with strict rules, especially at this period. To name a baby it should exist a Saint of the orthodox church having this name. Full stop. So a residence area..
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