Post # 47
Oh gosh, I am a lover of History. As I’ve gotten older, my interest, appreciation of it has gotten greater. The world is a fascinating place, as they say sooo much can be learned by history, and what has gone on before us.
And Monarchy History (no matter the country) is a great read… albeit a tad confusing at times.
Which is WHY I wish they’d make more Movies on the subject. I truly have enjoyed watching things like the 2 Elizabeth Movies with Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth I, and the Marie Antoinette one with Kirsten Dunst. LEARNED SO MUCH… beyond the fake “Let them eat cake” thing we all think we know about Marie Antoinette… and it spurred me on to read up some more afterwards. The marriage between Marie Antoinette & Louis XVI was fascinating stuff… as was the history that doomed them from the beginning (Louis XV’s legacy to the French People)
And well… I also couldn’t get enough of the Tv Series “The Tudors”
Wikipedia is certainly a good place to start if one is looking for a quick overview… or a newcomer. As it is nice that you can click around so easily if you read something you want / need more info on to keep it all straight in your head.
Hope this helps,
Post # 48
Actually, in 1936 NO ONE knew there was going to be a War with Germany. So no, that didn’t apply. Had nothing to do with his choice of name at the time.
Relations with Germany in 1936 were cordial enough that both the Winter & Summer Olympics went on and the major countries attended, despite people feeling that Hitler’s views on “White Supremacy” was a bit out of wack (anti-semiticism)… and how the Nazi Party had taken over the organization of the Olympics.
Relationships the world over, only really got HOT with Germany after they began invading other countries beyond their own … starting in 1938/39 with Austria & Czechoslovakia
Prior to that, in 1936 the world was focussed at lot more on other hot spots… and countries…
Britain & Palestine
Italy annexes Ethopia
Spanish Civil War
Stalin’s Great Purge of the Soviet Union
In Germany… the Nazi’s had broken the Treaties of Versailles & Locarno and enterred Rhineland… but most people did see this as more of a “domestic” issue than an International one at the time
(Looking back now, with today’s knowledge “WE CAN SEE” tho that the writing was on the wall, and the various things going on politically in the world, came together and all this strife made World War II ripe to happen)
Post # 49
@This Time Round:
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Sorry if I’m being rude by jumping in but if you like “The Tudors” you might like this mini-series about Charles II http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_II:_The_Power_and_The_Passion
. I remember loving it when I was younger (though apparently the american version was very edited according to wiki? So British version would also be advised).
And although you were talking about films/TV I’d love to reccommend the Philippa Gregory books which cover most of the Tudor period (she wrote “The Other Bolyen Girl” and the book is far superior to the film), she’s also a historian so her work is pretty historically sound, albeit embellished where actual documentation falls short.
Post # 50
We always knew they were going to name their child something classic and ‘royal’.
I think George is a strong, handsome name that a child will have to grow into. Alexander and Louis are nice, classic names as well – not my style, but In My Humble Opinion they’re a hell of a lot better than most of the names you hear these days.
Post # 51
I guessed it would be George. Just being a common name for a monarch and the great grandfather.
I actually am quite fond of the name! I hope they call him ‘Georgie’. 🙂 Aw babies! That one’s going to be a beautiful child too!
Post # 52
thanks for the tip. Had not heard of “Charles II – The Power and The Passion”
… will have to check that out.
Somewhat familiar with “The Other Boleyn Girl”… well the movie version (2008) with Natalie Portman (Anne) and Scarlett Johansson (Mary), anyhow.
Thanks for your post… I think I’ve found me some books for my Summertime / Vacation Reading List.
Post # 53
@This Time Round:
I have also heard about Charles possibly choosing a different sovereign name, but apparently Elizabeth was very adamant about ruling under her own name which would indicate that she is against the idea and named him with the intention of him ruling as Charles III. side note, when I was little I seriously thought his name was Prince Charming and Charles was just a nickname!
I like George, but I was hoping for Louis or James. I never really thought James was a possibility though, given that Kate’s brother is James and Edward & Sophie’s son is James
Post # 54
I’ve always thought George is just a funny-sounding name in general. It also reminds me of O’Malley from Grey’s Anatomy. It was a solid choice, though.
According to Wikipedia, the Queen only has 3 names – the second of which is Alexandra. The new prince’s name could be a serious nod to his great-grandma.
Post # 55
I am very pleased with this classic name they’ve chosen.
Post # 56
I like it as a name, georgie is a good baby name (and one i hear a lot so george dosent sound old to me at all) and george is a good grown up kingly name. I still wish they had called him Herbert though.
Post # 57
I don’t like the name George, but love Alexander. I am glad they didn’t go with James, that’s top of Fiance and my boy name list as it is my father’s name, and if they chose it it would become ridiculously popular. The PPs are right, George was the name the Queen’s used, but his first name was actually Albert. George was his fourth name.
ETA: So the new little Prince could decide to become King Alexander or King Louis instead of King George
It also makes me think of the nursery rhyme ‘Georgie Porgie’:
Georgie Porgie, Puddin’ and Pie,
Kissed the girls and made them cry,
When the boys came out to play
Georgie Porgie ran away.
Post # 58
I think George is a great, classic name and I know loads of young people with it but perhaps it is far more common over here in the UK than in the US.
I can’t imagine a royal with ‘Spencer’ as one of his first names…
Post # 59
Yeah, I really don’t like George or Louis much (both are stuffy to me), but I love Alexander. However, the baby’s name overall is kind of boring to me…liking 1/3 is not enough for me, but I’m glad they picked names that worked for them/their child.
I’m not having children any time soon, but I was hoping to name a son Alexander…now I’m sure it’ll become super popular, though.
Post # 60
Isn’t it bad luck to name a baby after someone who is still alive?
Post # 61
maybe? I don’t know, my brother and my husband both have their dad’s first names as their middle names and they’re doing fine! and William has Philip as a middle name