January 22nd, 2004

KNM Norge at full speed trials

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This came my way on an mailinglist quite recently:


A bisexual man in Khartoom
Took a hermaphrodite back to his room
But they argued all night
As to who had the right
To do what, and with which, and to whom
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KNM Norge at full speed trials

And the name is...

At 11:00 this morning, the Cabinet was assembled at an extraordinary session at the Royal Palace in Oslo. There HRH the Crown Prince Regent informed the Cabinet of which name he and the Crown Princess, in counsel with the King, had chosen for the newborn heir, and asked for, and fully received, the Cabinet's assent to the choice of name. Few minutes later the Prime Minister appeared at the Palace Parade Ground, where he informed the public of the name.

The newborn heir is named HRH Princess Ingrid Alexandra. This is a name which honours Norwegian tradition, the family of HRH the Crown Princess, the history of the modern Norwegian Royal Family, and also pays homage to Norwegian history and the strong bonds of friendship and family between the Royal Family in Norway and the Royal families of Denmark, Sweden, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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I am pleased with the choice of name. It strikes a good balance between honouring the distant past, honouring the recent past, and honouring the present, and it is nice name in its own right, striking a balance between being rooted in Norwegian traditions for names, and more modern influences.
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