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Offline Vasiliy

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Nicknames of German princesses ?
« on: May 25, 2007, 01:36:09 PM »
As I understend a lot of German princesses had niknames ( Mossy, Alix, Viky and other ... )
May be we collect them here ? I think it will be interesting  :)

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Re: Nicknames of German princesses ?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2007, 09:06:33 PM »
Hmm, yeah, it's an interesting topic. Although I am still learning more and more about royals every day, here's the list of these German princesses whose nicknames I already knew:

1. Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by the Rhine (Grand Duchess of Russia) -- "Ella" -- I believe Ella's niece and namesake, little Elisabeth, was also called "Ella."
2. Princess Alix of Hesse and by the Rhine (Tsaritsa of Russia) -- "Alicky" "Sunshine" or "Sunny"
3. Princess Marie of Hesse and by the Rhine -- "May"
4. Princess Viktoria of Prussia -- "Moretta" or "Little Vicky"
5. Princess Margaret of Prussia -- "Mossy"
6. Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh, who was also a German princess due to her father being a Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha -- "Ducky" (I'm so desperate to know how did she get that peculiar nickname in the first place!!!)
7. Ducky's sisters, Princess Marie ("Missy"), Princess Alexandra ("Sandra"), and Princess Beatrice ("Baby Bee" or something like that  ???)
8. Sandra's eldest daughter, Princess Marie Melita von Hohenlohe Langenburg, was called "Marita"
9. Catherine the Great, who was born a minor German princess, was given the nickname "Figchen"

And lastly, but not least, we must not forget Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, who was also a Princess of Hanover, and her childhood nickname: "Drina."

That's all I can think of at this moment!  :)
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Re: Nicknames of German princesses ?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2007, 09:09:41 PM »
Princess Victoria of Prussia--Moretta
Princess Sophie of Prussia--Sossie
Princess Margaret of Prussia--Mossy
Princess Charlotte of Prussia--Charly; Ditta
Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (nee Prussia)--Addy
Princess Alix of Hesse--Alicky
Princess Elizabeth of Hesse--Ella
Empress Augusta Victoria of Prussia (nee Schleswig-Holstein)--Dona
Princess Caroline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein--Calma
Princess Elisa of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfurst--Elischen
Princess Helena of Schleswig-Holstein (married a German Prince who became a naturalized Briton, so technical)--Lenchen
Louise, Duchess of Connaught (nee Prussia)--Louischen
Princess Marie of Baden--Maroussy
Princess Frederica of Hanover--Lily
GDss Constantine (nee Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg)--Sanny
Princess Catherine of Oldenburg--Tina
Princess Feodora of Hohenlohe-Langenburg--Feo (also for Princess Feodore of Saxe-Meiningen)

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Re: Nicknames of German princesses ?
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2007, 03:37:30 AM »
Thanks you !
I have newer seen such list before !

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Re: Nicknames of German princesses ?
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2007, 08:34:36 AM »
Hi,

Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig Holstein = Lulu or Looloo..

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Re: Nicknames of German princesses ?
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2007, 10:33:36 AM »
Duchess Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Queen of Denmark - Adini
Princess Luise of Prussia, Grand Duchess of Baden - Luischen ("Wie du willst Luischen" was the nickname of her husband)
Duchess Helene in Bavaria, Hereditary Princess of Thurn and Taxis - Néné
Duchess Elisabeth in Bavaria, Empress of Austria - Sisi
Duchess Mathilde in Bavaria, Countess Trani - Spatz

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Re: Nicknames of German princesses ?
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2007, 11:27:32 AM »
A few more :

Charlotte of Prussia aka Alexandra Feodorovna Empress of Russia "Mouffy"
Dagmar of Dk aka Marie Feodorovna Empress of Russia "Minnie"
Victoria of UK & Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Empress Friederich III, “Vicky”
Louise S.Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, Pss.Friederich-Leopold of Prussia “Jaja”
Victoria Margaret of Prussia, Pss. Heinrich XXXIII Reuss  “Agra”
Marie of Mecklenburg, Gr.Duchess Wladimir "Miechen"
Carolina-Mathilde of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha “Calma”
Alexandra Hohenlohe-Langeburg  “Dolly”
Helena-Victoria Schleswig-Holstein “Thora”
Margareth of Connaught (Sx.Coburg) and Q.Margareth II of Dk  “Daisy”
Elizabeth of Greece (Oldenburg S.Holstein-Glucksburg) “Wooly”
Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen Queen of Portugal “Mimi”
A.Duchess Elizabeth Sisi’s daughter “Erzi”
Alexandra of Greece, Gr.Duchess Paul of Russia "Aline"
Elizabeth Sx.Altenburg, Gr.Duchess Constantine "Mavra"


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Re: Nicknames of German princesses ?
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2007, 12:29:55 PM »
And "Onor" for Eleonor of Reuss, Gr.Duchess of Hesse-Darmstadt

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Re: Nicknames of German princesses ?
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2007, 08:31:21 PM »

Alix's sister Marie of Hesse - May
Victoria of Prussia - Moretta
Charlotte of Prussia - Charly
Feodora of Lenigen (QV's half-sister) -Feo
Elisabeth of Bavaria (Queen of Belgium) - Lisa
Marina of Greece (Duchess of Kent) - Mara
Elizabeth of Serbia (Marina's niece) - Pixie
Helen of Greece (Marina's 1st cousin) - Sitta (See-tah)
Elisabeth of Hesse (Alix's niece) - Ella


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Re: Nicknames of German princesses ?
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2007, 08:50:17 PM »
Beatrice of Edinburgh - Baby Bea
Louise, Duchess of Fife - Lulu
Queen Maud of Norway - Harry
Marie of Greece, Grand Duchess George - Greek Minny
Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg - Ena
Victoria of Wales - Toria
Queen Mary of England - May
Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse - Fatima
Queen Louise of Sweden - Louisechen
Marie-Christine of Belgium - Daphne
Marie-Esmeralda of Belgium - Esme

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Re: Nicknames of German princesses ?
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2007, 08:41:13 AM »
Does anybody know why on earth was Alice of HD named Fatima ?

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Re: Nicknames of German princesses ?
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2007, 09:28:27 AM »
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Does anybody know why on earth was Alice of HD named Fatima ?

According to David Duff Alice was known as "Fatima" because she was a rather corpulent baby and therefore her father - who thought that in Britain it was necessary to make a little joke here and there - gave her that charming nickname.

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Re: Nicknames of German princesses ?
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2007, 11:20:15 PM »
6. Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh, who was also a German princess due to her father being a Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha -- "Ducky" (I'm so desperate to know how did she get that peculiar nickname in the first place!!!)

I recall reading somewhere that when Victoria Melita was born, "Ducky" was a term that in general just meant "Cute" or something like that.  It would be like calling someone "Cutie" or something similar. 
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Re: Nicknames of German princesses ?
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2007, 04:13:31 AM »
is it all ?  :D
Have you named all the princesses  ??? ;D

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Re: Nicknames of German princesses ?
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2007, 08:37:42 PM »
Princess Henry of Battenberg (aka Princess Beatrice of the UK) - Baby

Princess Helena of Waldeck-Pyrmont was referred by Leopold of the UK (her husband) as his "darling Nellie."

If I were Maud of Wales, I don't think I'd be pleased to have been known as "Harry."  Anyone know why that was her nickname?
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