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Author Topic: Royalty and names.  (Read 2295 times)

Offline jacquesdor

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Royalty and names.
« on: 03 April, 2009, 09:39:50 AM »
This is an opinion question really, if it should have gone to the cafe my apologies.
I read that Charles of Wales has said that when he takes the throne he wants to use the name Arthur, rather than Charles.
I found this quite shocking and feel it will offend some people.
Is it acceptable that he should take the name of our  ' one and future King' or should be be content to be Charles the Turd?
( Forgive the lapse into irish there, it was, obviously, a mistake)

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Re: Royalty and names.
« Reply #1 on: 03 April, 2009, 10:01:53 AM »
Given he won't be on the throne for a particularly long time, I imagine he thought he'd better take a name that resonates.

Otherwise he might be seen as a right Charlie....

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Re: Royalty and names.
« Reply #2 on: 03 April, 2009, 04:20:21 PM »
This is an opinion question really, if it should have gone to the cafe my apologies.
I read that Charles of Wales has said that when he takes the throne he wants to use the name Arthur, rather than Charles.
I found this quite shocking and feel it will offend some people.
Is it acceptable that he should take the name of our  ' one and future King' or should be be content to be Charles the Turd?
( Forgive the lapse into irish there, it was, obviously, a mistake)

Yeah, Right. Amusing though.

Although unless he sees himself as some sort of messianic figure, it may not be appropriate. Isn't there supposed to be something in the Arthurian Legends, about Arthur returning to save England?

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Re: Royalty and names.
« Reply #3 on: 03 April, 2009, 11:23:30 PM »
Hmph - QE2 might well outlive him - she could have another 20 years in her if her mother is anything to go by. He's the oldest prince of wales there has ever been. I hope he never gets to the throne and that his shy, awkward and (seemingly) rather thick eldest son takes over. If we must have a monarch best that he doesn't try to express any foolish opinions and just sits quietly and does what he's told.

Anyway, Charles may be seen as an unlucky name for a British monarch. But given that the whole world knows him as Charles I doubt that he'll be able to win much aceptance calling himself Arthur.

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Re: Royalty and names.
« Reply #4 on: 04 April, 2009, 03:15:43 PM »
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Shame his first name wasn't James...

then he could be a J. Arthur...has a right royal ring to it!
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Re: Royalty and names.
« Reply #5 on: 04 April, 2009, 10:41:19 PM »
Rank stupidity ? Appropriate.
« Last Edit: 04 April, 2009, 10:44:19 PM by jacquesdor »