PRINCESS BEATRICE paid tribute to her mother Sarah Ferguson when naming her new-born daughter Sienna, according to a royal expert.
Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi welcomed their first child as a couple on September 18. Two weeks later Beatrice revealed on Twitter the name of the newest addition to the Royal Family ‒ Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi. Of course, the name pays tribute to Beatrice’s grandmother, the Queen, and in doing so, follows a common royal tradition of recent decades.
Many royal women hold the middle name Elizabeth, including Princess Charlotte, Lady Louise Windsor, Zara Tindall, Princess Anne, Princess Beatrice and Lena Tindall.
The baby’s Christian name appears to pay tribute to the father’s Italian roots, as the name Sienna comes from the Tuscan city of Siena.
However a royal expert noted that Sienna’s name is also a subtle “nod” to Beatrice’s mother Fergie, and her famous red hair.
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In a discussion on the significance of Sienna’s name Zoey Forsey said: “You mention Sienna as well ‒ there’s been lots of fans talking about this, you know when people try and come up with the meaning of the name.
“Apparently Sienna is used to describe the reddish brown earth pigment that is used within paintings.
“So people are saying that’s a nod to Fergie.”
Mr Myers responded: “Sienna, lovely name, nod to Fergie.”
Last week a close family friend of the couple also told Hello! magazine that Sienna was chosen as a tribute to Beatrice’s mother.
The source explained that the princess wanted to pick a title beginning with ‘S’ and one which reflected the “golden rust colour of the duchess’s hair, which the new baby shares”.
The family friend told the publication: “They were looking for an Italian name which started with ‘S’ for Sarah, to honour the duchess.
“And also reflected the golden rust colour of both the duchess’ hair colour and Beatrice’s, which the new baby shares.”
Fergie herself, also told Hello! that her granddaughter is: “Very, very beautiful.”
Beatrice and Edoardo married in July last year in a small ceremony at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor.
Edoardo, who is a property developer, also has a four-year-old son named Wolfie from a previous relationship with architect Dara Huang.
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