Category: Names & Titles

The name of … Woizlawa Feodora
Miscellaneous, Names & Titles

The name of … Woizlawa Feodora

The photos are from the private collection of a friend of mine and are not to be used elsewhere without permission. On Tuesday 17 December 1918 a Duchess was born in Rostock, Germany.  Where weeks earlier her birth might have been reported in all newspapers in the Duchy of Mecklenburg, this was not the case. […]

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The Name of … Leonor © Casa de S.M. el Rey / Francisco Gómez
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The Name of … Leonor

On Monday 31 October 2005 at 1.46am a Princess was born by C-section at the Clínica Ruber Internacional de Madrid, after a pregnancy of 37 weeks. She was 47 cm tall and weighed 3,540 grams. The then Prince of Asturias, Felipe, and his wife Letizia named their firstborn child Leonor. Although the name has an […]

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What’s in a Name? King Willem II of the Netherlands and family
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What’s in a Name?

When on 27 November 2017 His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales became engaged, quite a few royalty fans turned out to be confused. Who on earth was Prince Henry? Well, Prince Harry of course. Although he is always called Harry, his official first name is Henry. When he was born his parents even officially […]

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Odd Royal and Noble Names
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Odd Royal and Noble Names

Names, especially first names, have always fascinated me. No idea why, but probably it had something to do with the fact that I myself received a rather old-fashioned name. Netty is the call name of my maternal grandmother, who wrote the name as Nettie herself. My parents thought with a ‘y’ it would look a […]

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Kate Middleton … Kate who?
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Kate Middleton … Kate who?

The news section for the British Royal Family  of the British newspaper Daily Telegraph says in its header “Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in 2012 but continues to carry out an exacting range of duties with Prince Philip. They are ably supported by Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, […]

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Styles and Titles (2)
Miscellaneous, Names & Titles

Styles and Titles (2)

For a long time it was common to translate the name of royals and nobles, both first names and titles, into the prefered language. In The Netherlands for example Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg went by the first name of “Jan”, his son Henri was often called “Hendrik”. Although it has become less usual, it […]

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