On Sunday 7 December 2003 at 5.01pm a Princess was born at the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague, The Netherlands. Originally the little Princess was only announced for January 2004, but being 52 cm tall and having a weight of 3,310 grams hardly anybody believed that she was born several weeks early. The name was […]
Royal names in Sweden (updated)
On 26 March 2021 at 11.19am the third son of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden was born at the Danderyd Hospital in Stockholm. While we usually had to wait for the names of a newborn Swedish prince or princess until the Monday, the council this time was already held on Sunday 28 […]
The names of Princess Eugenie’s son
The name Stamp in the Brooksbank family has a long tradition. The name came into the family when Mary Stamp in 1679 married Joseph Brooksbank. They named their first son Stamp, and since there have regularly been boys called Stamp in the family. It is however not a name given to each boy in the […]
Guillaume and Stéphanie – Their first child has arrived
There has been a lot of speculation since their marriage in October 2012. But after seven years of marriage, on 5 December 2019, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg finally announced that they were going to be parents in May 2020. Their son was born at the Maternité Grande-Duchesse Charlotte […]
The many Heinrichs in the Princely Family Reuss
Imagine being a part of a family in which all men have the same first name. That is the case in the Princely family Reuss. At the start of their genealogy, early 12th century you’ll find a few men with different first names, but already soon all men are called Heinrich, the German equivalent of […]
The first child of Harry and Meghan – What will the name be?
On 15 October 2018 it was announced Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019. Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
A Third Child for Catherine and William – What will the Name be?
Their first two children received quite traditional names: George Alexander Louis and Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. The first child of Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine, will probably once be King George VII and his name is frequently used within the British royal family since the early 18th century. Saint George is […]