I feel I am equipped to assist Mary with this task. I mean, I've had things to say about her twins before. And you know that she and I lead parallel lives?
Exhibit A: I met the Geege at a Sydney pub, and Mary met Fred at one too.
Exhibit B: I married my 'prince' in 2004, and Mary did too.
Exhibit C: I have had four children in rapid succession, and so has Mary.
Exhibit D: We each have boy/girl twins, with the boys born first.
Exhibit E: I live in the heart of suburbia battling the day-to-day plights of big-city living on a small-time budget and, well, so does...
The fact that Mary has just left hospital with her newborn twins to return to her PALACE maybe makes us a little different from each other.
The media seems to think she is an 'ordinary' woman though. Some of the stuff they print about the happy new parents is ludicrous. You know, like how will she cope with four children under five
And even Prince Frederick who asked himself 'Can we afford it?' when he realised Mary was expecting twins. I mean, if he can't, what are the rest of us doing?
Anyway, I digress.
Back to picking names for the prince and princess.
The shortlisted names are*:
BOY: Harald, Gorm, Sven, Axel, Valdemar or Knud
GIRL: Caroline, Sophie, Louise, Astrid, Ingrid or Charlotte
To me there are two "natural" twin-name pairs in there, both with a common first letter. Sven and Sophie or Astrid and Axel. Personally I quite like either pair but Astrid and Axel sound perfect together. Axel is a strong masculine German name (that means 'Source of all life'), while Astrid is a soft, feminine Danish name (that means 'Divine Strength'). Prince Axel and Princess Astrid. I can see it now...
So there you have it Mary. MultipleMum's suggestion for what to name the prince and princess. Mary? Mary?
What do you think they should call the babies? Let's do our own poll!
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*From an internet poll of more than 13700 Danes as well as other random suggestions I read about