Names and godparents for Guillaume and Stephanie's second child


If you have answers, please help by responding to the unanswered posts.

Biri

Imperial Majesty
Joined
Jul 19, 2009
Messages
12,176
City
Warsaw
Country
Poland
Now that the happy news emerged we may start a new thread :flowers:
 
I really, really want this new baby to be a girl. I have a feeling it will be Stephanie's last child. She will turn 39 shortly before the birth.

I love the name Alix. And I see Princess Alexandra as godmother and one of Stephanie's young de Lannoy nephews as godfather.
 
I also like the name Alix, but I don't think it will be their baby's first name (if it is a girl). Like Charles, they will choose a name they like (Alix might be the second or third name).

As for godparents, 50% is obvious: it will be a sibling from Stephanie and a sibling from Guillaume. If it is a girl, I think it will be Princess Alexandra, but if its a boy, I think Prince Sebastian will be the godparent.

Boy names:
- David
- Eliot
- Marcel
- Pierre
- Marc
- Gustave

Girl names:
- Celine
- Emma
- Ines
- Lara
- Louise
- Lucie.
 
If they go traditional, one of the names for a girl should be 'Wilhelmine'.
 
Just as they did with Charles, Gui and Stephanie will almost certainly select a dynastic name for their "spare".
 
For a girl:

HRH Princess Aliénor Wilhelmine Maria Teresa Alix Charlotte of Luxemburg

For a boy:

HRH Prince Benoît Félix Marie Robert Antoine Christian of Luxemburg

Godparents:
HRH Princess Alexandra of Luxemburg
Count Jehan de Lannoy
 
I also like the name Alix, but I don't think it will be their baby's first name (if it is a girl). Like Charles, they will choose a name they like (Alix might be the second or third name).

As for godparents, 50% is obvious: it will be a sibling from Stephanie and a sibling from Guillaume. If it is a girl, I think it will be Princess Alexandra, but if its a boy, I think Prince Sebastian will be the godparent.

Boy names:
- David
- Eliot
- Marcel
- Pierre
- Marc
- Gustave

Girl names:
- Celine
- Emma
- Ines
- Lara
- Louise
- Lucie.
I don’t think they will pick most of those names listed because those ones mostly aren’t traditional royal or Royal and Luxembourgish dynastic names.
 
The godparents will probably be four, two from Guillaume’s family and two from Stephanie’s. If it will be a girl, two godmothers from both parents. For the boy, it will two godfathers from both parents.
 
For a girl:

HRH Princess Aliénor Wilhelmine Maria Teresa Alix Charlotte of Luxemburg

For a boy:

HRH Prince Benoît Félix Marie Robert Antoine Christian of Luxemburg

Godparents:
HRH Princess Alexandra of Luxemburg
Count Jehan de Lannoy

i was going to throw in a guess myself, but actually i really like these name suggestions, especially the girl names :flowers:
 
Baby name guessing always a favorite. And for one of my favorite couple's

Can expect 1. Long 2. traditional 3. family names included 4. Marie

Charles:
-Charles: brother of GD Jean
-Jean: the late Grand duke
-Philippe: Stephanie's late father
-Joseph: in honor of Maria Theresa's father
-Marie: used for sons and daughters in both families
-Guillaume: both his father and family tradition

My top choices:

Boy is harder. Unless name him for one of his uncles most of the names in the family are in use.

Prince Robert Henri Christian Marie Felix

-Robert: Prince Felix's father Robert of Bourbon-Parma
-Henri: grandpa as he got no nod last time
-Christian: name used in both families. Stephanie's 2nd oldest brother
-Marie:family tradition
-Felix: uncle and other family


Princess Marie-Alix Teresa Christine Elisabeth Wilhemine
-Marie-Alix: Marie for family tradition and Alix for Stephanie's mother
-Teresa: paternal grandmother
-Christine: or Claudine, Stephanie's middle names
-Elisabeth: family name
-Wilhemine: pretty traditional like Guillaume with boys


Godparents,one from either side:

If girl: Princess Alexandra and Count Jehan de Lannoy (her eldest brother)

boy: Prince Felix and Countess Nathalie (oldest sister)
 
I guess the baby will also have six names as little Charles.

I'm pretty sure Alix, Marie and Teresa will be three of her middle name if it's a girl, and Marie, Guillaume will be two of his middle name if it's a boy ;) Antonia is my first pick for girl when G&S was expecting their first child, it still is this time:p. Not much idea for the boy as little Charles already took many very possible names in both family, may be a couple of name will be used again?

For girl,
Antonia/Louise Alix Teresa Marie Josephine Charlotte, or Joanne Elisabeth Madeleine Wilhelmine Marie Stephanie

For Boy -
Joseph/Benoit Henri Jean Paul Marie Guillaume, or Jean-Claude Marie Willem Philippe Carl Adolphe (lol I just throw four names from ancestors as the middle names)
 
Last edited:
I'd say we may expect quite a few names, given that Charles has 6:
Charles Jean Philippe Joseph Marie Guillaume

Full names of parents:
Guillaume Jean Joseph Marie
Stéphanie Marie Claudine Christine

Meaning that Charles got ALL his father's name with two extra (Charles and his grandfather Philippe)

So, let's take a guess for a boy:
Albert Henri Antoine Olivier Marie Guillaume

I don't necessarily like 'Albert' but it's a name both their fathers have in common as one of their middle names - and as they already used the name of a king for their first son, why not for the second as well.

And for a girl:
Alix Charlotte Teresa Christine Marie Wilhelmine

Alix is of course both the name of Stephanie's mother as well as a name in the Luxembourgian grand ducal family - I'm not sure that they'd pick this name as first name but I like it and to me it works with Charles.

(using the helpful overview at Luxarazzi)

With uncle Olivier and aunt Alexandra as the godparents.
 
If the baby's a boy:
-Antoine (French version of Maria Teresa's father's middle name Antonio)
-Henri (paternal grandfather)
-Marie (tradition)
-Baudoin
-Guillaume (tradition)
-Pierre

If the baby's a girl:
-Alix (maternal grandmother)
-Marie (tradition)
-Teresa (paternal grandmother)
-Christine (one of Stephanie's middle names)
-Wilhelmine (tradition)
-Louise

Godparents:
-Prince Sebastian of Luxembourg
-Countess Gaëlle de Lannoy
 
If the baby's a boy:
-Antoine (French version of Maria Teresa's father's middle name Antonio)
-Henri (paternal grandfather)
-Marie (tradition)
-Baudoin
-Guillaume (tradition)
-Pierre

If the baby's a girl:
-Alix (maternal grandmother)
-Marie (tradition)
-Teresa (paternal grandmother)
-Christine (one of Stephanie's middle names)
-Wilhelmine (tradition)
-Louise

Godparents:
-Prince Sebastian of Luxembourg
-Countess Gaëlle de Lannoy


As Gaelle is already godmother to Charles, I'd think they will choose another sister to honor
 
Alix is a pretty name, but I doubt it will be used as first name. Like Charles has his maternal grandfather's name in third place, Alix could be the third name for the baby girl (if it's a girl obviously). If its a boy, the third name could be Henri.

But I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't follow the traditional route. Sometimes, royals name their first-born with a regal name, and choose a more relaxing-modern name for a second and third child. Why not?
 
If it's a girl, it could be: Alix Maria Teresa Charlotte.

If it's a boy it could be: Philippe Guillaume Jean Marie

Godparents:
Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg
Jehan Marie Paul Emmanuel Harold, Comte de Lannoy
 
Last edited:
I don't mind boy or girl; as I had assumed Charles would be an only child; so lovely news for the family.
 
Girl names
Marie-Anne(Marie-Anne of Braganza) Guillame’s great-great-grandmother

Charlotte (Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg) Guillame’s great-grandmother

Louise-Margarete ( mutual ancestor of the parents)

Josephine-Charlotte (grandmother of Guillame)

Amélie

Leopoldine

Maria Josepha

Alexandra

Marie-Astrid

Boy names
Miguel (father of Marie-Anne of Braganza)

Henri(Guillame’s father)

Raymond ( Charles-Marie Raymond d’Arenberg, 5th Duke of Arenberg, mutual ancestor of Stephanie and Guillame)

Louis Engelbert

Auguste

Maximilian Joseph

Pius

Karl-Theodor

Robert

Felix

Jean

Guillame
 
Boy:



Henri Jean Philippe Marie Guillaume


Girl:


Christine Maria Alix Elisabeth Josephine
 
Alix is a pretty name, but I doubt it will be used as first name. Like Charles has his maternal grandfather's name in third place, Alix could be the third name for the baby girl (if it's a girl obviously). If its a boy, the third name could be Henri.

But I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't follow the traditional route. Sometimes, royals name their first-born with a regal name, and choose a more relaxing-modern name for a second and third child. Why not?

Some royals do but Guillaume and Stephanie seem to be more of the traditional sort... First, Guillaume marrying a countess. Giving their first son 6 names including all his father's names... So, I do expect a royal/family/traditional name.

If it's a girl, it could be: Alix Maria Teresa Charlotte.

If it's a boy it could be: Philippe Guillaume Jean Marie

Godparents:
Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg
Jehan Marie Paul Emmanuel Harold, Comte de Lannoy

You really think they would pick 4 names that his brother already has as the child's names? While some royals do use the same names for different children, I do hope that the child, if a boy, also gets his own names...

Charles is: Charles Jean Philippe Joseph Marie Guillaume
(with only Charles and Philippe being specific to him - the other 4 names he shares with his father)
 
Last edited:
For a girl:

HRH Princess Aliénor Wilhelmine Maria Teresa Alix Charlotte of Luxemburg

For a boy:

HRH Prince Benoît Félix Marie Robert Antoine Christian of Luxemburg

Godparents:
HRH Princess Alexandra of Luxemburg
Count Jehan de Lannoy

I like Aliénor, it's a very lovely name :). For a girl, I vote for Charlotte, Josephine, and Aliénor.

And for a boy: Joseph, Jean and Christien.
 
I'm SO happy for all three of them!

For a girl:
Béatrice Marie Thérèse Alix Charlotte Wilhelmine
Marie-Thérèse Alix Gaëlle Joséphine Henriette

For a boy:
Alexandre Marie Félix Henri Stéphane
Maximilien Marie Jehan Henri Théodore

Godparents:
Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg
Count Jehan de Lannoy
 
If its a girl ,Princess Alix ,Josephine-Charlotte of Luxembourg in honour pf Stephanie's late mother,Countess Alix della Faille de Leverghem (1941–2012).

Prince Félix of Luxembourg as God father
Isabelle de Lannoy Godmother
 
For a son: Venceslas
For a daughter: Elisabeth
 
Sibling for Charles Jean Philippe Joseph Marie Guillaume ..

Alix Marie Claudine Teresa Mathilde

Henri Stephane Marie Christian Paul

Godparents: Princess Alexandra (Aunt) and Count Antoine de Lannoy (cousin)
 
If would a girl, I have a few names: Charlotte, Henriette, Alexandra, Teresa, Adélaide, Alix, Jeanne, Joséphine, Léopoldine or Astrid

If would a boy: Henri, Léopold, Alexandre, Adolphe, Louis, Jean, Joseph, Jean-Charles, Philippe, Étienne or Stéphane

For godparents: Prince Louis, Prince Sébastien, the Duchess of Brabant, from the Liechtenstein, Ligne or Lannoy families and audaciously Crown Princess Victoria, Crown Princess Mette-Marit or Crown Prince Frederik

And if would twins?
 
Last edited by a moderator:
Guillaume and Stephanie will probably choose the new baby's godparents the same way Charles's were chosen: one person each from both sides.

Only this time it will be a male from the Lannoy side, and a female from the Grand Ducal side.

I don't know who it will be from Stephanie's side but I hope it will be Claire or Alexandra from Guillaume's.;)
 
Back
Top Bottom