Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Vince and Jo

Image taken from here
I am still getting over the Prince and Princess's names!

After all the work that the readers of And Then There Were Four did with coming up with suitable names for the royal pair, my mate Mary goes and ignores our advice! They didn't even select from the shortlisted names that the Danish media assured us was definitive! What is with that?

After months of waiting, some reported extra-curricular activity from Fred on the night before the Christening, the twins' names have been revealed. Vincent and Josephine it is (along with a bunch of other names following the Danish royal's tradition of four names).

Prince Vinnie - well we can't be calling him Prince Vince now can we?- and Princess Jo.

Vince and Jo. There's nothing remotely 'twinnie' about the name pair.

But what about the whole Mary and Josephine thing? Sound oddly familiar from somewhere?... Hmmmm. Didn't quite think that one through did you, Maz?

I think they will always be Axel and Astrid to me.

What do you think of Mary and Fred's name choices?

16 comments:

Cate said...

I had Josie on the shortlist for Meerkat...so I'm with her on that one. But Prince Vince?? All I can say is it must be her Aussie sense of humour have a go at the Danish Aristocracy...only logical explanation really...
xxxCate

PS: Axel and Astrid rock!!! xxx

Photographer Mum said...

Not a fan of the chosen names to be honest, especially Vincent. Jo or Josie is ok, but also not my taste. They are very old fashioned names, not that is anything wrong with that, but they have Isabella (I know it's also an oldie) but it is also very popular now. I haven't heard of any babies with the names they have given their twins. No offence, but they kind of sound like little old people names. I don't like them.

Lucy said...

My crash repairer blokey mate is called Vince. He weighs about 400kg and smokes a pack of Winnie blues by the hour. Enough said.

Jo Josie Josephine is a family name for us. Shhhhh. I am not a fan.

Odd. Really really odd choices.

Squiggly Rainbow said...

Mmmm, can't say I really like them either! Maybe they will take on one of their middle names.

I am so out of touch with the world, we have no tv aerial and I don't really look at the news - it's too sad. But this was some news I was delighted to hear!

Rach x

Photographer Mum said...

I just read the article and saw their full names - I like Sophia as the middle name for the princess and I like Alexander for one of the Prince's names (which coincidentally, is the middle name of one of my boys). At least they have numerous names to choose from :)

A Christy Production said...

Vincent is a fantastic name. I'm all for that. But Josephine is not my cup of tea. They should have gone with Matilda - one of the middle names.

Salamander said...

After such beautiful names as Christian and Isabella, I was devo - Vincent??? Oh Mary, the preggo hormones have got you in their grip, my love. But to be honest, I heard Mary pronounce Josephine the Danish way - Yosephina - and it sounded beautiful. So I forgive her for that...and will try to refrain from saying "Princess Josephine" in a broad Strine twang. But Vincent???? Ugh.

Toni said...

I just can't imagine what they were thinking. Maybe Vincent sounds better in Danish....

♥Beryllium Lithium Class of 2011 said...

Well, according to some delightful person who commented on smh.com.au, a well known 'Vincent funeral services' operates in Tasmania... and Princess Mary should have known that considering she's from Tasmania (she is, right?) So maybe that wasn't such a good choice :P

Twin names... where do I even start?
Josephine and Joseph; Simone and Simon; Christine and Christopher/Christian; Georgina/Georgia and George; Henrietta and Henry; Alexandra and Alexander; Mathilda and Matthew
Just to name a few :) They're timesavers really... e.g. yell out 'Dinnertime, Chris!' and both will come running... or not :)

Amy said...

I quite like them, actually. I think I'm in the minority though, so I've been keeping that quiet! Lol.

therhythmmethod said...

I think they're both handsome names. I particularly like Josephine and Josie.

Shelley said...

Perhaps Napoleon and Josephine would have been a better choice? Or maybe not...What I actually wonder is how much pressure they have in the names that they give their children. Do they really get the final say, or does the Queen get to choose? Come to think of it, I wonder the same about Kate and Will. I heard on the radio today that they're already saying if they have a girl it will be called Mary.

A Farmer's Wife said...

The names are fine - not so sure about Prince Frederik's facial hair though....

Joni Llanora said...

Hubby's name is Vincent so I'm biased :)

Life In A Pink Fibro said...

Vince is just such an old fashioned name. Not tonight Josephine will always remain with me. Not sure.

SaraMG said...

wow, I didn't realise Vincent was such a bad name by Australian standards! I grew up in Europe and both names (even translated in other European languages) aren't really bad at all, they're quite acceptable all over. Plus, they're both royal enough, I mean in their position they really couldn't have simply used popular names.

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