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Re: CHAT: reign names

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Monday, September 20, 2004, 10:54
Quoting "Thomas R. Wier" <trwier@...>:

> Ray wrote: > > But 'George' is one of the Prince of Wales's names! Many people had been > > hoping he would choose one of his other names, 'Arthur' (which BTW, unlike > > either Charles or George, is spelled the same in Welsh as in English). > > So, if he were to adopt Arthur as his regnal name, would he > be called "King Arthur II"? For that matter, what status do > any of the preconquest kings have? A few of the very early > names are still in use: > > <> > > I've met people named 'Owen' (the king of which name r. 410-425 AD), > for example. (Not that a modern monarch is likely to have such a > name.) Heck, if Sargon II of Assyria (r. 722-705 BC) can be called > thus because of Sargon I the Great of Akkad (r. 2371-2315 BC), I > suppose anything can happen.
Hm? I seem recall recently to've read words to the effect that Sargon of Akkad reached such fame that _two_ Assyrian kings adopted his name. There was no Sargon III of Assyria, so I've assumed there was a Sargon I of Assyria sometime between Sargon of Akkad and Sargon II. I'll be checking my Assyrian regnal list when I get home ... Andreas