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Old 01-06-2011, 10:16 AM
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I suppose people will soon get accustomed, but it still seems like an odd choice.
It is fairly popular in America (along with other place names like Cody, Cheyenne, Dakota, etc.), but neither of the baby's parents is American.

Still, I can see why they wouldn't pick something like Toronto or Halifax!
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:25 AM
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But Autumn is Canadian, which is part of North America.

I wonder if the name has any special significance to one or both parents. Is the name popular in Canada??
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But Autumn is Canadian, which is part of North America.

I wonder if the name has any special significance to one or both parents. Is the name popular in Canada??


I don't see why the name of a city in the U.S. would be popular in Canada, but I suppose it is possible.
Especially if it's lifted from film or television, as so many names are.
(That's what it sounds like to me, a soap-opera name).
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:25 AM
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I don't see why not. We live in a Global economy and people travel a lot more than they used to. Whose to say that the couple didin't visit Savannah, which according to my mother is a BEAUTIFUL City.

According to Savannah: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Name Savannah | Namipedia | The Baby Name Wizard

Savannah is a somewhat popular name in Canada. Not top ten but its on the radar.

Global Popularity of the Name Savannah
  • <LI class=first>#33 in United States
  • #61 in Canada (British Columbia)
  • #73 in Australia (New South Wales)
  • #78 in Canada (Alberta)
  • #246 in Scotland
  • #380 in Canada (Quebec)
  • #410 in Norway
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:26 AM
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According to Savannah: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Name Savannah | Namipedia | The Baby Name Wizard

Savannah is a somewhat popular name in Canada. Not top ten but its on the radar.

Global Popularity of the Name Savannah
  • <LI class=first>#33 in United States
  • #61 in Canada (British Columbia)
  • #73 in Australia (New South Wales)
  • #78 in Canada (Alberta)
  • #246 in Scotland
  • #380 in Canada (Quebec)
  • #410 in Norway
Thank You!Very Interesting Information!
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:40 PM
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Happy One Week Birthday, Savannah!
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Old 01-06-2011, 01:07 PM
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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.
Well spoken, my thoughts exactly, it would be different if William and Kate name their daughter Apple or Pixie Dust, but really, these are private citizens who happen to have Royal relatives, which will become less of an issue once Charles is King, then William.
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Old 01-06-2011, 01:23 PM
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I don't see why not. We live in a Global economy and people travel a lot more than they used to. Whose to say that the couple didin't visit Savannah, which according to my mother is a BEAUTIFUL City.

According to Savannah: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Name Savannah | Namipedia | The Baby Name Wizard

Savannah is a somewhat popular name in Canada. Not top ten but its on the radar.

Global Popularity of the Name Savannah
  • <LI class=first>#33 in United States
  • #61 in Canada (British Columbia)
  • #73 in Australia (New South Wales)
  • #78 in Canada (Alberta)
  • #246 in Scotland
  • #380 in Canada (Quebec)
  • #410 in Norway
Well Autumn is from Montreal, so 380th in Quebec is a bit telling. There are many Canadian cities a child could be named for. Actually many Canadian cities were named for British royalty. Alberta was named for the daughter of Queen Victoria who lived in Canada at one point as was Lake Louise (her middle name was Alberta for her father and it was her not the prince consort for whom it was named). Victoria and Regina were named for Queen Victoria. There is queen Charlotte Island and so on. We may be close to the US, but to say we'd pick an American city because we are in North America, is like saying someone in England is bound to name their child Milan because Italy is on the same continent.
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Well spoken, my thoughts exactly, it would be different if William and Kate name their daughter Apple or Pixie Dust, but really, these are private citizens who happen to have Royal relatives, which will become less of an issue once Charles is King, then William.
Princess Pixie Dust!!!!
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I've read somewhere, cannot for the life of me remember where, that apparently Autumn used to work in a cafe or shop or something that was called Savannah's, to fund her way through Uni or something along those lines.

Personally I have no objection to the name, like others have pointed out she's their child, not mine so it really doesn't matter what I think. And anyway it's a nice enough name, it's not silly sounding (to me anyway), it's not like naming your child after a wine or a car or your favourite football team or something

Plus I really don't think it matters whether it's a traditionally "Royal" name as in the grand scheme of things she isn't technically royal nor will she likely at any point in her life be expected to perform royal duties or even I suspect be expected to turn up to big public royal occasions. Not that I'm saying she'll never be involved with her family, just that in a public sense I think she'll be kept away from that so she can just be a "normal" private citizen. I think while she is the great grand-daughter of the Queen, she's a private citizen who won't really be seen or heard from unless she later in life chooses a career that brings her to public attention (perhaps in equestrianism since it runs in her family).
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Old 01-06-2011, 05:03 PM
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I've read somewhere, cannot for the life of me remember where, that apparently Autumn used to work in a cafe or shop or something that was called Savannah's, to fund her way through Uni or something along those lines.

Personally I have no objection to the name, like others have pointed out she's their child, not mine so it really doesn't matter what I think. And anyway it's a nice enough name, it's not silly sounding (to me anyway), it's not like naming your child after a wine or a car or your favourite football team or something

Plus I really don't think it matters whether it's a traditionally "Royal" name as in the grand scheme of things she isn't technically royal nor will she likely at any point in her life be expected to perform royal duties or even I suspect be expected to turn up to big public royal occasions. Not that I'm saying she'll never be involved with her family, just that in a public sense I think she'll be kept away from that so she can just be a "normal" private citizen. I think while she is the great grand-daughter of the Queen, she's a private citizen who won't really be seen or heard from unless she later in life chooses a career that brings her to public attention (perhaps in equestrianism since it runs in her family).
You probably read it from Richard Palmer tweet
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Old 01-06-2011, 05:13 PM
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A couple of posts ago, I asked if anyone could name the great grand children of George V. Since people were so concerned about Autumn and Peter naming a great grandchild of a soverign such an unusual name.

The great grandchildren are Charles, Anne, Edward, Andrew, David, Sarah, another David, Jeremy, Mark, James, Henry, Martin (grandchildren of the Mary, the Princess Royal), Alexander, Davina, Rose (the grandchildren of Henry, Duke of Gloucester), George, Nicholas, Helen, Frederick, Gabriella, Marina, and James (grandchildren of George, Duke of Kent).

My point in case you managed to stay awake...is that no one really pays attention to the great grandchild of a sovereign. Unless of course, that great grandchild is a monarch in waiting (i.e. Charles) . So Savannah will not stand out and the House of Windsor (or Windsor-Mountbatten) will live another day.
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Maybe they just thought it a pretty, unique name- or maybe it's a unique way to honor Anne too ( another poster suggested this and I love the idea)
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You probably read it from Richard Palmer tweet
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Ah that was indeed it, total mental blank on where I'd read that so thanks
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:54 PM
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A couple of posts ago, I asked if anyone could name the great grand children of George V. Since people were so concerned about Autumn and Peter naming a great grandchild of a soverign such an unusual name.

The great grandchildren are Charles, Anne, Edward, Andrew, David, Sarah, another David, Jeremy, Mark, James, Henry, Martin (grandchildren of the Mary, the Princess Royal), Alexander, Davina, Rose (the grandchildren of Henry, Duke of Gloucester), George, Nicholas, Helen, Frederick, Gabriella, Marina, and James (grandchildren of George, Duke of Kent).

My point in case you managed to stay awake...is that no one really pays attention to the great grandchild of a sovereign. Unless of course, that great grandchild is a monarch in waiting (i.e. Charles) . So Savannah will not stand out and the House of Windsor (or Windsor-Mountbatten) will live another day.
Good point and its so true. It really doesn't matter what Peter and Autumn have named their daughter. It will become lost among the other great grandchildren the Queen will be blessed to maybe have one day. Except for William's children of course. We won't see much of Savannah anyways except at maybe special royal events if that. She will be raised I'm sure as Peter was out of the spotlight but, still respecting the family she was born into. What will never change is that Savannah will always be a great granddaughter to a Sovereign and a granddaughter to a Princess.
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(That's what it sounds like to me, a soap-opera name).

One possible explanation for the city's name is Savannah comes from the Shawnee, a Native American people who settled in that area in the 1600s. Another is that it comes from the Algonquin word for "Southerner" or "salt". Another theory is that the name Savannah is derived from the word savanna, a kind of tropical grassland, which was borrowed by the English from Spanish sabana and used in the Southern colonies.

So there you have it.

It's a lovely city, and when my family and I lived in Georgia, we'd spend a lot of summers there.
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Savannah has become a person's name. I can't think of any Canadian cities that have been used as a human name (except for cities named after people.)

The name may not be all that popular in Quebec, but Autumn is an anglophone. I would imagine it is more popular in that segment that amongst the francophones. (Which are the majority.)
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I was sure they would choose something quite unusual (by the standards of the BRF). I didn't know that Savannah is popular as a first name in the US and I'm not sure about how I like the name and its relations itself. But actually, Savannah Phillips sounds nice to me.
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