Congratulations to Frederik and Mary of Denmark! Their beautiful three-month-old twins were christened this morning:
Prince Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander and Princess Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda. They join older siblings Princess Isabella Henrietta Ingrid Margrethe and Prince Christian Valdemar Henri John.
Minik and Ivalo are traditional Greenlandic names. According to Nordic Names, Minik means ‘viscid train oil which is being used as sealing for skin boats’, and Ivalo is related to sinew (ew!). Greenland is also presided over by the Danish throne, where they have a different idea of what makes a great name. Still, all the names are lovely and perfectly befitting to a royal. I’m considering adding HRH to precede my own name as well. What do you think?