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"Royal" name and surname?

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Jiffybag Mon 23-Jan-17 23:55:42

Have NCed for this as v identifying.

What would you think of a name which has (historical) royal connections?

E.g.
Catherine Howard
Jane Grey
Henry Tudor?

We love the name concerned but would it just be too cheesy to have the name of a former king or queen?!

GinIsIn Tue 24-Jan-17 00:00:31

Well, all 3 of the ones you've listed either came to a sticky end or were horrible, so I think it would depend very much which historical Royal it was, TBH....

Jiffybag Tue 24-Jan-17 00:02:06

Just to be clear -- the royal bit is just an unfortunate coincidence. We love the name but...

Tartyflette Tue 24-Jan-17 00:04:54

So Charles Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Windsor?

Manumission Tue 24-Jan-17 00:05:04

Jane Seymour has done alright.

Jiffybag Tue 24-Jan-17 00:06:11

Ooh, got it in one tarty.

Tartyflette Tue 24-Jan-17 00:06:26

Got it! Charles (or James) Stuart?

Manumission Tue 24-Jan-17 00:07:32

Oh now that might be odd. Considering the contemporary nature of it.

Jiffybag Tue 24-Jan-17 00:07:34

Anyway, ok or not?? A lifetime of embarrassment threatens unborn dc... (I'm talking myself out of it...)

Tartyflette Tue 24-Jan-17 00:08:04

X-post blush

Jiffybag Tue 24-Jan-17 00:08:10

(I was joking about Charles Windsor btw. It's a historic name.)

Manumission Tue 24-Jan-17 00:09:03

It's reasonable to assume that he'll share a name with the reigning monarch while a child. But a slightly republican rendering. I'm not sure I would.

Manumission Tue 24-Jan-17 00:09:51

Oh god confused now.
So it's Charles Stuart?

Jiffybag Tue 24-Jan-17 00:11:54

Sorry!
I'm trying not to spell out my actual name on here. And also not be too annoying!

It's not Windsor. It's along the lines of the examples in the OP. I can't really be more specific but I think I'm talking myself out of it anyway...

Manumission Tue 24-Jan-17 00:11:55

You can't say. smile Is consider the fate of the original though.

Jiffybag Tue 24-Jan-17 00:13:13

Yes. Agreed. Silly idea.

<Says goodbye to beautiful name all because of DH's surname>

GinIsIn Tue 24-Jan-17 00:13:47

It's hard for us to advise if you can't say what it is, but on the basis you are already having second thoughts I would have to say no - don't do it.

sycamore54321 Tue 24-Jan-17 00:16:25

A lot of royal names have variants in other European languages, eg Charles -Carl or Elizabeth-Isabelle. You could cast around to see if your chosen name has a language version that you like.

Pluto30 Tue 24-Jan-17 01:18:29

If it's an obvious connection, don't do it.

Jiffybag Tue 24-Jan-17 07:49:51

Thanks all.

OuchBollocks Tue 24-Jan-17 07:54:39

I'm expecting a DS in the next few weeks and our surname is King, so I have a very similar problem to the OP. For me it rules out the male royal names which is a shame, as George, William etc are the sort of names I prefer. (I know some consider them boring names).

Barefootcontessa84 Tue 24-Jan-17 09:07:28

If this is the Kate Windsor one, I would say don't do it - go with Arabella!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 24-Jan-17 10:29:13

Just do it OP, you won't be the first, or the last. Your baby, your call. 😀

clumsyduck Tue 24-Jan-17 10:31:52

Took me a while to realise you were giving examples and not actually going to call your child Henry Tudor 😂
Well you can't help your surname so just pick whatever first name you like ! I know a few people with famous names !

Aderyn2016 Tue 24-Jan-17 10:36:27

Why saddle a baby with a name that will always be associated with someone else?

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