Talk:Juan Carlos of Tejas
From IBWikiZahir 09:46, 24 June 2007 (PDT)
Just a coincidence?
Is it a coincidence that his name is Jaun Carlos also? Misterxeight 19:54, 12 July 2008 (UTC)
- You mean, the same as the current King of Spain over here? I believe so. Zahir 19:57, 12 July 2008 (UTC)
- I've wondered that too. Is there supposed to be a connection?
Beautiful! Do the horse and griffin supporters have any significance? And what does "Utinam" mean? Benkarnell 14:23, 6 August 2008 (UTC)
- Thankee! The horse to me indicates the rather "western frontier" nature of the Tejas, whereas the silver griffin is a traditional supporter of his family. The motto "Utinam" ("If God Wills") also comes from the King's family. I thought it appropriate given his predecessors' known religiousness. Zahir 16:22, 6 August 2008 (UTC)
- Hi, utinam may often be translated as 'if God wills', but the word itself does not in itself have a religious denotation (it could be also rendered as 'if only' or 'hopefully' or 'I wish that ...'). The usual equivalent of 'If God wills' / 'God willing' is Deo volente. —Muke Tever | ✎ 22:52, 6 August 2008 (UTC)