Royal Family
Superstitions

Why is the name John considered unlucky in the royal family?

345

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2011-09-14 13:40:35
2011-09-14 13:40:35

Because of King John of England, who ruled from 1199-1216, and whose disastrous reign was marked by foreign war, loss of substantial land in Normandy (France), and political upheaval culminating in a baron's revolt and the 1215 drafting of the Magna Carta (Britain's first constitution), which for the first time put limits on the king's powers.

So as to be sure there will never be the chance of a John II, royals in line for the throne simply don't name their children John (at least not as a first name).

1
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0

Related Questions

User Avatar

Three. Since the last two became tyrants and came to bad ends, the name is considered unlucky for royal princes and, like John, has been avoided.

User Avatar

because richard made bankrupted the whole country and the royal family

User Avatar

The royal family in Brazil helped Portugal's largest colony by overcoming the need to defend the territory. John III was the person that organized the colonization in Brazil.

User Avatar

john Steinbeck considered himself "a very poor family, but with a heck of a lot of land."

User Avatar

There has never been a king John II of england, the name is regarded as unlucky

User Avatar

john Morrison has never won the royal rumble.

User Avatar

The cast of Unlucky Luke - 1916 includes: Frank Borzage John Gough Ann Little Jack Richardson

User Avatar

No. De Zen Homes is owned by John De Zen not Vittorio De Zen the founder and previous owner of Royal Group Technologies. They, however, are family.

User Avatar

Royal Wood's birth name is John Royal Wood Nicholson.

User Avatar

John Cena drew number 19 in this year's Royal Rumble.

User Avatar

John Weatherhead - Royal Navy officer - was born in 1775.

User Avatar

John MacBride - Royal Navy officer - was born in 1735.

User Avatar

John Cuthbert - Royal Navy officer - died in 1987.

User Avatar

John Douglas - Royal Marines officer - died in 1814.

User Avatar

John Harvey - Royal Navy admiral - was born in 1772.

User Avatar

John Jennings - Royal Navy officer - was born in 1664.

User Avatar

John Cooke - Royal Navy officer - was born in 1762.

User Avatar

John Campbell - Royal Navy officer - died in 1790.

User Avatar

John Campbell - Royal Navy officer - was born in 1720.

User Avatar

John Holmes - Royal Navy officer - died in 1683.

User Avatar

John Hutt - Royal Navy officer - was born in 1746.

User Avatar

John Knatchbull - Royal Navy captain - died in 1844.

User Avatar

John Rawlins - Royal Navy officer - died in 2011.

User Avatar

John Rawlins - Royal Navy officer - was born in 1922.


Copyright ยฉ 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.