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Old 01-04-2011, 03:18 PM
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Will there still be an official announcement of the name?
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Old 01-04-2011, 03:19 PM
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There maybe an announcement on the website, other than that I doubt.
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Old 01-04-2011, 03:21 PM
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None there yet either. It still says "The baby’s name will be confirmed in due course."
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:27 PM
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Well, well, it remains a singularly inappropriate name for a monarch's great-grandchild, in my opinion. To my mind, a savannah is a particular sort of eco-system, predominantly (though not exclusively) in Africa.

However, the baby's mother is perfectly entitled to name her daughter as she chooses. That it seems to be fashionably American or Hollywood (as someone says) isn't really the point, though I suspect that that's what many, at least in Australia and the UK from what I've heard, have against it. Savannah is her parents' choice, and no doubt we'll become used to it.

After all -

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."

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Old 01-04-2011, 07:13 PM
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I was really happy to hear the name. For me it sounded beautiful and normal (lol), not like some traditional British names that are used that I'm not used to hearing, such as Beatrice and Eugenie, not that these names aren't beautiful too; they're just not names I hear a lot.

However, I was disappointed to hear that so many didn't like the name. It makes me wonder why the parents picked Savannah. Were they going for something unique, maybe a little common and down to earth (less regal), did they just like the name, or is baby Savannah named after someone? I wonder if the parents will even explain the name later on.

Also, I don't think the parents should have to pick a name that will look good on a list that people will read to see who is in line to the throne. A name is personal and should be one that the parents like.
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:24 PM
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What does the name matter other than the parents apparently like it. The child is merely the great grandchild of the current monarch. She is not a princess of the UK nor even the daughter of a peer, she like her parents is an untitled commoner. She will grown up privately, not living her life in the public eye. During the reigns of Charles III and William V she will be one of those faces occassionally appearing in the crowd at some royal event and people will wonder how she is related to the RF.
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:37 PM
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Exaclty...when it comes down to it...and without looking at the Sucession List? Can anyone name the great grandchildren of George V?

Some probably can and some probably can't....because the chances of them suceeding the throne are slim to none. Princess Alexandra of Kent when she was born was like top 10 and now she is number 39 bumped down from 38 with the birth of Savannah Phillips.

Also, I think Savannah is a name that is very popular in North America. Which last I checked includes Canada.
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:13 PM
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When I think of the name Savannah, I think of a American woman who lives in the South and is very much a southern belle. Very classy lady comes to mind. It's an unusual name. Never heard it used as a name for children until about 20 years ago.

You can tell the age of the person by their name. If you look at the names Ann, Charles, Andrew, Edward, Sarah, Diana, most likely the individual who has that name was born during the baby boom generation. You don't see these name very often among younger people. Names like Mary,Lisa, Brenda, Nancy, Melissa, Linda, Debbie, Carol are not seen so much in younger people but people that are older.
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:39 PM
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Even if she were higher in the succession, say, Prince Harry's child, and named Savannah, or even William's child, what does it matter? It's a name her parents chose for her, and regardless of where she is in the line of succession or what her "destiny" may be, her parents get to name her. It's there honor and choice as the people who are going to raise her.

I'm having a hard time understanding the backlash to their choice. I sometimes wonder who makes up the members list on these forums, as people sometimes seem so modern and open minded and then I come into a forum such as this one and there is so much disgust shown over a little girls name. A little girl who likely won't be discussed at all in a few years from now...

Anyway...moving on. :)
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:44 PM
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I can't believe that so many people just hate this poor baby's name. There is so much negativity surrounding it. I've read other forums and so on and so many are just totally disgusted with Peter and Autumn's choice of name. People do have a right to an opinon but, its the parents decision what they want to name their daughter. In the end that's all that matters. I personally think its a pretty name, again my opinion. Just because its different, did people show this much disgust with Princess Anne and Mark Phillips when they named Zara? Just because its a not so normal name for the family.
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:48 PM
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Even if she were higher in the succession, say, Prince Harry's child, and named Savannah, or even William's child, what does it matter? It's a name her parents chose for her, and regardless of where she is in the line of succession or what her "destiny" may be, her parents get to name her. It's there honor and choice as the people who are going to raise her.

I'm having a hard time understanding the backlash to their choice. I sometimes wonder who makes up the members list on these forums, as people sometimes seem so modern and open minded and then I come into a forum such as this one and there is so much disgust shown over a little girls name. A little girl who likely won't be discussed at all in a few years from now...

Anyway...moving on. :)
Britters you and I must have been replying at the same time. Your comments are so true. My reply is kind of similar. I honestly feel sorry for Peter and Autumn and all the negative comments on their daughter Savannah's name. I sure hope they don't read any of the mean things said about it.
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:39 PM
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Savannah's a pretty name, it's unusual but then so is Autumn.
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:45 PM
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The choices should be broader than the tradtional or expected royal names.The Phillips duaghter won't lead a very "royal" life but even if she did I don't see the problem with the the name they gave their daughter.
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:58 PM
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Britters you and I must have been replying at the same time. Your comments are so true. My reply is kind of similar. I honestly feel sorry for Peter and Autumn and all the negative comments on their daughter Savannah's name. I sure hope they don't read any of the mean things said about it.
I totally agree with you both, personally I really like it but then again I liked the 3 A's names& Isabella name. I think it is a very femine name for a beautiful little girl.
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After all -

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."

(Romeo and Juliet)
But you know what Anne of Green Gables said about that:
"I don't believe a rose would smell as sweet, if it was called a cabbage!"
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:29 AM
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...did people show this much disgust with Princess Anne and Mark Phillips when they named Zara? Just because its a not so normal name for the family.
Actually, there was quite a bit of negative buzz down the pub when her name was announced. Folks were astounded up in the West Midlands that she had been given an Arabic name. After the buzz died down, everyone mostly forgot about her; same will happen with Savannah.
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Old 01-05-2011, 04:31 PM
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I'm surprised to see such negative reaction to the name. It's not weird, crazy or odd. It's sweet and pretty. And what does it even matter that the name is "fashionable"? And what is so wrong with "fashionable"? The word is uttered like a sin lol I just don't get it. So what. All that means is the name is popular. More than one person likes the name. That's not the end of the world.
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I can't speak for anyone else, but I just feel the specialness of the Windsors (excluding HM and dear Prince Philip) washing away. But, I will live...
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Old 01-06-2011, 05:17 AM
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Savannah is the sort of name I associate with B list celebrities.
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Old 01-06-2011, 05:31 AM
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This is seriously amusing to me. I know we all have a right to our own opinions, but it's really not that big of a deal. I have a feeling that no matter what they named their daughter, someone would've disliked the name or had something negative to say about. I'm just happy that Peter and Autumn named her something they clearly like, instead of feeling pressured to give her a more "royal" name. Obviously Peter and Autumn want to stay out of the limelight and, for heaven's sake, Peter doesn't even hold a royal title! I highly doubt naming the Queen's first grandchild Savannah is going to bring down the House of Windsor as we know it.
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