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    Posted: 23-May-2015 at 20:47
Désirée Bernadotte (Queen Desideria of Sweden) asked Napoleon Bonaparte to be godfather to her child, who was born July 4, 1799.      
The name Oscar was chosen by Napoleon.      
Napoleon had been an admirer of the Ossianic poetry of James Macpherson.
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  Quote LeopoldPhilippe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-May-2015 at 20:08
Prince Albert Victor was born on January 8, 1864.      
He was the son of the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII, and Princess Alexandra.     
Against the wishes of his parents, Queen Victoria chose the name Albert Victor, after her husband, the Prince Consort, and herself.     
Albert Victor's two other names, Christian Edward were chosen by his parents.
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  Quote LeopoldPhilippe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-May-2015 at 19:58
Princess Margaret of Connaught (1882-1920) was the daughter of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught.      
In 1905 she married Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden. She became Princess Margareta of Sweden.     
In 1907, Prince Gustaf Adolf and Princess Margareta became Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Sweden.      
Her namesake is Princess Margaretha, her granddaughter.
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After nine months of marriage to King Henry VII of England, Elizabeth of York gave birth to a son at Winchester on September 19, 1486.     
Henry was keen to stress his Welsh-British rather than French-Plantagenet roots.      
The boy was named Arthur after the legendary British King Arthur.     
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  Quote LeopoldPhilippe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Jun-2015 at 20:19
Queen Philippa was consort to King Edward III of England.      
Queen Philippa was honored with two granddaughters named Philippa.       
Princess Philippa of Lancaster was the daughter of John of Gaunt.      
Princess Philippa of Clarence was the daughter of Lionel, Duke of Clarence.
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  Quote LeopoldPhilippe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Jun-2015 at 21:38
Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, was born on March 22, 1459.       
His father, Frederick III, named him after Saint Maximilian of Tebessa, whose feast day is observed on March 12th.
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Napoleon I, Emperor the French and his wife, Empress Marie Louise had one son.     
He was named Napoleon François Charles Joseph.      
He was named François after his maternal grandfather, Emperor Francis I of Austria.     
From the spring of 1814, Napoleon François resided in Austria and was known as "Franz", his second given name.
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  Quote LeopoldPhilippe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Jun-2015 at 20:51
Queen Victoria of Great Britain's first child, a daughter, was born on November 21, 1840.      
The Princess Royal was named Victoria Adelaide Mary Louise.     
Her first middle name of Adelaide was in honor of the Queen's Aunt Adelaide, Queen Consort of King William IV.
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  Quote Arthur-Robin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Jun-2015 at 22:44
Edit post: sorry it logged me out and i forgot to re-put in the first sentence:
One of my minor interests is namesakes. It would be good to have lists of namesakes with each first/last name based around either the earliest/first bearer of the name or the most famous / infamous/imfamous bearer of the name, eg from the previous posts above:

Namesakes of ("King") "Arthur":
Mercury Artaios; Deoartavo(i)s; "king Arthur" ca 500s ad; Arthur "mac Aedan";
prince Arthur contemp of prince/king John;
Arthur son of Henry vii;
Prince Arthur Dk of Connaught 1882; my AE forum username is cobination of King Arthur & Robin Hood (from Henry Gilbert).

Namesakes of Joseph (son of Jacob):
Joseph son of Jacob; "St" Joseph;
Franz Joseph of Austria/HRE; Josef Goebbels;

Namesakes of Miriam/Mary/Mara:
Miriam sis of Moses/Aaron; Mara (Naomi); BVM/St Mary; Maid Marian; Marie Louise.

namesakes of (Jesus) Christ:
Jesus Christ of Nazareth; Christian Edward two other names of Albert Victor 1864.

Namesakes of Augustus (Caesar):
Augustus Caesar; Gustaf Adolf of Sweden 1905
my half-aunty August H...

namesakes of Alexander (the Great):
Alexander the Great; Princess Alexandra 1864.

namesakes of Jacob/[James] (son of Isaac):
Jacob son of Isaac; James the Great/Less (apostle / bro of Jesus); James Macpherson.

lions:
lion of Judah; Lionel Duke of Clarence; Napoleon?;

namesakes of Adolf (Hitler):
Gustaf Adolf of Sweden; Adolf Hitler.



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  Quote LeopoldPhilippe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Jun-2015 at 20:47
There have been four Gustaf Adolfs of Sweden.     
Gustaf II Adolf was the King of Sweden from 1611 to 1632.     
Gustaf IV Adolf was King of Sweden from 1792 to 1809.      
Gustaf VI Adolf was King of Sweden from 1950 to 1973.      
Prince Gustaf Adolf Oscar (1906-1947) was the eldest son of Gustaf VI Adolf.
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  Quote LeopoldPhilippe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Jul-2015 at 20:19
Edward (Duarte) was King of Portugal from 1433 to 1438.       
His mother, Queen Philippa of Portugal was the daughter of John of Gaunt of England.     
Edward was named in honor of his great-grandfather, King Edward III of England.
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  Quote LeopoldPhilippe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Jul-2015 at 20:24
Constance of Castile (c1140-1160) was Queen of France as the second wife of Louis VII.      
Her father was Alfonso VII of Leon and Castile.       
Alfonso VII's mother was Urraca, Queen of Leon, Castile and Galicia.     
Urraca's mother was Constance of Burgundy (1046-1093).       
Thus Constance of Castile was named after her great-grandmother, Constance of Burgundy.
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  Quote LeopoldPhilippe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Jul-2015 at 20:14
Joséphine of Leuchtenberg (1807-1876) was the Queen Consort of King Oscar I of Sweden.      
She was known as Queen Josefina.      
She was a daughter of Eugene de Beauharnais.      
Joséphine was named after her paternal grandmother, Empress Joséphine of France.     
She was given the name Josephine by request of Napoleon.
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  Quote LeopoldPhilippe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Jul-2015 at 19:37
Tsar Nicholas I of Russia had named his own sons Alexander and Konstantin (Constantine) in honor of his brothers, Alexander I and Grand Duke Konstantin.    
Also Nicholas I named his younger sons, Nicholas and Michael after his brothers, Grand Duke Nicholas and Grand Duke Michael.
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