Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Royal Baby Name: George Alexander Louis

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The royal baby name is George Alexander Louis including his title, HRH Prince George of Cambridge. The royal couple’s choice of name has been discussed during the time since the Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy was announced.

“George was the expected choice; George was the obvious choice,”

Nameberry’s Pamela Redmond Satran tells, “There have been many more king Georges in recent centuries than any other name, so I think they went for tradition on that one — but broke with tradition in terms of giving him three names instead of four. And I think Alexander and Louis in the middle place, versus honoring [George's] father, grandfather, or great-grandfather, is a departure.”

According to Nameberry, favorites earlier this summer included George, Philip and Arthur for boys, and Alexandra, Charlotte and Elizabeth for girls.

George was in the lead at betting agency Ladbrokes, followed by James, Alexander, Arthur, Louis, Henry and Philip. Jokesters placing bets on “Psy” and “North” faced equal odds of 5,000 to 1.

Irish betting agency Paddy Power had a similar lineup, with George, James, Alexander, Louis, Arthur, Philip and Henry in the lead. Unlikely choices including Rumpelstiltskin, Joffrey, Charming and Kong brought up the rear with odds of 500 to 1.

A spokeswoman for Ladbrokes told before the baby was born that its birth marked “the biggest and most exciting novelty betting event in history.”

According to the AP, tens of thousands of bets were placed with Ladbrokes following the news that the Duchess had gone into labor.

The survey has found that some U.K. moms were waiting to choose their baby names until after the royal baby arrived.

The most popular boys’ names in Britain in 2011, the most recent year for which statistics are available, were Harry, Oliver and Jack. In the U.S., 2012′s most popular boys’ names were Jacob, Mason and Ethan.

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