With the name Sienna, Princess Beatrice broke a long-standing family custom.
PRINCESS BEATRICE finally revealed the name of her infant girl last week. Surprisingly, Beatrice chose Sienna’s name in defiance of York family tradition.
On September 18, Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi welcomed their first child together, a lovely girl. Beatrice and Edoardo, on the other hand, waited almost a fortnight to name their baby Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi.
The name Sienna chosen by Beatrice and Edoardo has lovely ties to Italy, where Edoardo’s family hails from.
The meaning of the name Sienna, according to babycentre, comes “from the Italian city of Siena, which gave its name to a reddish hue of brown.”
And choosing a name that starts with the letter ‘S’ is a sweet tribute to Beatrice’s mother, Sarah Ferguson.
Beatrice also chose Sienna’s second name as a tribute to her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
Beatrice has followed a typical royal practice in recent decades by giving her daughter the middle name Elizabeth.
Princess Charlotte, Lady Louise Windsor, Zara Tindall, Princess Anne, Princess Beatrice, and Lena Tindall are among the royal women with the middle name Elizabeth.
Despite the fact that Beatrice looked to follow royal custom, her baby name deviates from a York family naming tradition.
Many people were startled when Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Duke and Duchess of York, announced Princess Beatrice’s baby name in 1988.
However, the name Beatrice is a throwback to the Victorian era, as Princess Beatrice was Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter.
Princess Eugenie, the Duke and Duchess of York’s second daughter, was given a Victorian-themed name by the Duke and Duchess of York.
Eugenie’s initial name is similar to Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Queen Victoria’s granddaughter.
Victoria and Helena, Princess Eugenie’s middle names, are likewise quite Victorian, with Victoria being the same name as the renowned Queen Victoria.
Helena’s second name has a sweet connection to Princess Helena, Queen Victoria’s third daughter.
When Princess Eugenie gave birth to her first child earlier this year, she wanted to continue the York naming tradition.