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I have already to name my children after various monarchs, so far as my wife is willing of course. After all we must both agree on the names. I am not married, but whenI am, as I hope to be here are some monarchy related names I like:



1. James Charles Franklin Stuart 

(James, after the deposed Catholic son of Charles II and my maternal grandfather); Charles after King Charles I and II; Franklin after my maternal grandfather, James, middle name; and Stuart after the royal house of course. 


2. Louis Alphonse Auguste (After Louis XVI and Louis XX)

3. Charles Stuart (after Charles I and II)

4. Julius (after Caesar of course!)

5. Edward (after the kings of that name, esp. Edward the Confessor and Edward VIII)

6. William (After William I and the to be William V!)




1. Marie Antoinette (I think it goes without saying!)

2. Victoria Elizabeth Marie (After Queen Victoria and Elizabeth II of course)

3. Katherine Anne (After Katherine of Aragon and my ancestor Katherine Howard, i.e the fifth wife of Henry VIII)


4. Henrietta Maria (after the Queen Consort of Charles I)

5. Mary Elizabeth (after Mary I)


So what would you pick?



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'Nuff said.

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Leone Sextus Denys Oswolf Fraudatifilius Tollemache-Tollemache de Orellana Plantagenet is better


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My names for my children would be:













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Our children are named family and saints. 

Unfortunately it seems the plant has been closed before we got around to Victoria Pearl or Charles Joesph.....

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I can think of three royal Edmunds (Edmund the Magnificent and Edmund Ironside, kings of the English, and Edmund Crouchback, 1st earl of Lancaster, younger son of Henry III of England), three royal Alexeis (the second Romanov tsar of Russia, his grandson by Peter I, and his 7x great-grandson, the last tsesarevich), and one royal Anastasia (sister of the third Alexei). That's ever, and even if you throw in the Pevensey co-king of Narnia as a fourth Edmund it's not a lot. Not criticising, they're all nice names and not utterly devoid of royal associations, but I wouldn't say they were characteristically monarchal. If I were naming a child I would always look at the meaning and associations of the names as well as how they sound together. In that respect I cannot think of a more monarchal name than Alexander ('shepherd of the people'), and I am surprised it has not been more regularly used (looking at kings and emperors only, 3x Scotland, 1x Poland, 3x Russia, 1x Yugoslavia, some examples from antiquity including the most famous Alexander of all, and not an awful lot more). Alexei/Alexis incidentally is not a cut-down version of Alexander but a separate name derived from the same root as Alexander's first element.

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Sorry, it's a bit late for me, but my five children were named for Saints and the occasional monarch:

1) Eugenie Marie, for St Eugenia and the Blessed Virgin,

2) Zachary Joseph Mary, for the Prophet Zachary, the Foster-father of our Lord and the Blessed Virgin,

3) Charles Albert Mary, for Charlemagne, the Prince Consort (and his great grandfather, named for the Prince Consort) and the Blessed Virgin,

4) Dominique Maureen Anne Elizabeth, for St Dominic, the Blessed Virgin (Maureen being an Irish form of Mary), the Mother of the BVM and the Mother of the Forerunner/the Queen,

5) John Matthias Mary, for St John Damascene, the Emperor Matthias and You Know Who.

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Originally Posted by wainscottbl
2. Louis Alphonse Auguste (After Louis XVI and Louis XX)

Definitely a good choice, Brandon.

I've always loved Catherine (of Aragon), so that would be my first pick for a female name. I also love Victoria, Elizabeth and Anastasia.

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In America, it will be pronounced "Lew-is," if that's alright.   If he insists on "Lew-ee" he may suffer a little on the playground.
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Diocletian (Dio)

All paragons of Imperial virtue, of course.


Bonnie (Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag!)
Helena (Mother of the Divine Constantine)

Edited to add: And Victoria, of course.

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