Prince Oscar, Duke of Scania

In a council of state, the king revealed just now that Victoria and Daniel’s son will have the names Oscar Carl Olof. He will be called Oscar.

He will be the Duke of Scania (Skåne) in Southern Sweden. The last royal duke of Scania was King Gustaf Adolf, who died in 1973.

The name Oscar… Well, there have been two Bernadotte kings by the name, as well as the second son of Oscar II. He married a non-royal, and renounced his rights to the Swedish throne. 

Oscar is not as unexpected of a name as Estelle was. It is also already popular in Sweden – in 2015 it was the 4th most popular name for newborn boys.

It works well with Estelle, but it also works well with the cousins Leonore and Nicolas.

By Anne

Anne is a librarian by day. By night, she reads. She knits. She watches movies and television shows. She enjoys board games. And posting on royal related forums.

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