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Posted by Martin C on 13/6/2020, 15:48:51, in reply to "Re: Correction
I know that Prince Philip of Greeece, of the House of Slesvig-Holsten-Sønderborg-Glücksborg's mother married before her family changed their title of Battenberg into the name of Mountbatten, but he must have felt that she somehow had a "right" to the new name as well for him to asume it.
I think it is cool to change your name into your maternal grandfather's chosen/invented name, but it is not very traditional or true to "former dynastic rules" - or in line with the "superiority" of the paternal line.
So why you would want your children (or decendants) to have your maternal grandmother's name over your wife's is what puzzles me. But of course her name is an invention too....
Philip's mother was a Battenberg - she was never a Mountbatten. Philip took the family name (since 1917) of his mother's father, Lord Louis Mountbatten.
Philip’s mother’s father was Ludwig (Louis), 1st Marquess of Milford Haven; Lord Louis Mountbatten, Viscount Mountbatten, was her brother
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