Sibsets of the Week: The Windsors & Lewises

Lady Davina Lewis & Gary Lewis from smh.com.au

This week, we’re delving into the names of some of the members of the extended Royal family.

First up we have the children of Alexander, Earl of Ulster, who is currently #22 in the line of succession. He is the eldest of the Duke of Gloucester’s three children, and only son.

In 2002, he married Claire Booth and together they’ve welcomed two children:

Xan Richard Anders, Lord Culloden (b. 2007)

Lady Cosima Rose Alexandra (b. 2010)

It is worth noting that the Earl of Ulster’s full name is Alexander Patrick Gregors Richard Windsor, so it’s interesting to see him use variations of Alexander (Xan & Alexandra) for his two children.

Of course, Alexandra is a popular name in the Royal family, not least because it is one of the Queen’s own middle names. Indeed, Queen Victoria herself reigned under her middle name, when her first name was in fact Alexandrina.

Moving a few spots lower on the line of succession, we get to Lady Davina Lewis, one of the Earl of Ulster’s younger sisters.

She married a New Zealander by the name of Gary Lewis and they have also welcomed two children:

Senna Kowhai (b. 2010)

Tāne Mahuta (b. 2012)

Now, we have mentioned Senna beforehand, but this is my first mention of her new baby brother who was born earlier on this year.

 

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2 thoughts on “Sibsets of the Week: The Windsors & Lewises

  1. I think that the minor royals have a tendency to use the kind of exotic-sounding baby names that people sometimes hope will be used for a future king/queen, but of course never will. I can see a slightly clueless name nerd longing to see a Queen Cosima ruling Britain!

    As you can expect, the Lewises are big news in NZ. Their son’s name means “man” in Maori.

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    • I agree with that – I assumed it was a Sloane Set-type trend to do so. One one end of the spectrum are the super classics like Florence, Henry, Frederick, and Victoria, and then the other end are these trendy, but still classy, just edgier, choices like Senna, Savannah, Xan, Cassius, and Zenouska.

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