: Interesting info from Marlene (and Ted
: Rosvall) as always, but I take it from
: Robert's comment that, like Estelle,
: Adrienne is not a Swedish-sounding name to
: Scandinavians. Can anyone confirm that?
: Out of curiosity, has Estelle become a more
: popular name in Sweden since the birth of
: the princess of that name? I recall at the
: time of her birth the name announcement was
: greeted with great surprise.
: Who are the previous holders of the dukedom,
: if any?
There are only 305 girls/women in Sweden with the name Adrienne and only 141 are called Adrienne. I didn't even know that the name existed.
1934 girls/women have Estelle amongst their names. 940 has it as their calling name. The name did not make it to Top100 in 2017.
There has never been a Duke/Duchess of Blekinge before. I'm glad that the King doesn't only go for the most common Dukedoms. Ångermanland for Prince Nicolas was also a new one. If we check the list for titular Dukedoms from 1772 there are several who haven't been used: Öland, Bohuslän, Dalsland, Härjedalen, Medelpad, Norrbotten and Lappland. Other Dukedoms available are: Halland, Småland, Närke, Västmanland, Uppland, Jämtland and Västerbotten.
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