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Old 07-07-2013, 12:58 AM
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I meant perhaps they might name the child Camilla.
Would be nice, especially if born on the 17th of July but very doubtful. Maybe Rose or a variation of it.
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:45 AM
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How many names?

I think it's pretty much a given that if the child is a boy, he will have four names. All of the male descendants of HM in the family have that number.

If Baby Cambridge is a girl do you think they'll go with three or four?

I thought that maybe three names would be given to the royal babies who didn't really have a shot at the throne, but at the time each of these ladies were born, none were thought to be real contenders for the throne. Yes, the Queen was third in line at her birth, but it was generally thought that David would marry and have legitimate issue, so in 1926 it wasn't forgone that she'd ascend the throne.

However, both the Princess Royal and Lady Louise were christened with four names, so "throne distance" isn't a factor. Do you think there is a reason (outside of preference of the parents) that three Mountbatten-Windsor girls have three names, and two have four names?

NOTE: I didn't include the children of the Princess Royal in this tally.

Still pulling for a Charlotte, despite the Spencer connection, as I just don't think it matters due to the literal and figurative distance between these potential 1st cousins-once-removed. Or, for a boy, Philip.

I hope Catherine is getting some good rest in these last days of pregnancy! It won't be long, now!
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:08 AM
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I think it's pretty much a given that if the child is a boy, he will have four names. All of the male descendants of HM in the family have that number.

If Baby Cambridge is a girl do you think they'll go with three or four?

I thought that maybe three names would be given to the royal babies who didn't really have a shot at the throne, but at the time each of these ladies were born, none were thought to be real contenders for the throne. Yes, the Queen was third in line at her birth, but it was generally thought that David would marry and have legitimate issue, so in 1926 it wasn't forgone that she'd ascend the throne.

However, both the Princess Royal and Lady Louise were christened with four names, so "throne distance" isn't a factor. Do you think there is a reason (outside of preference of the parents) that three Moundbatten-Windsor girls have three names, and two have four names?

NOTE: I didn't include the children of the Princess Royal in this tally.

Still pulling for a Charlotte, despite the Spencer connection, as I just don't think it matters due to the literal and figurative distance between these potential 1st cousins-once-removed. Or, for a boy, Philip.

I hope Catherine is getting some good rest in these last days of pregnancy! It won't be long, now!
Maybe one of the reasons for only 3 names for the girls sometimes is that the number of syllables made the girls names a bit of a mouthful.The traditional girls names tend to have more syllables...the more names it gets a bit lengthy. For example:

HM - Elizabeth Alexandra Mary = 10 syllables
POW- Charles Philip Arthur George = 6 syllables

Other girls of note ....only Anne and Louise have 4 names
Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise = 9 syllables
Beatrice Elizabeth Mary = 9 syllables
Eugenia Victoria Helena = 10 syllables
Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary = 10 syllables

Charles Philip Arthur George 6
William Arthur Philip Louis 8
Henry Charles Albert David 7
Andrew Albert Christian Edward 8
Edward Antony Richard Louis 9

Just an observation
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:21 PM
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I found the name of my common ancestor with the High Stewards of Scotland: Eschyna de Molle. Eschyna is WAY too archaic a name for baby Cambridge. She had a daughter, my ancestor Isabelle, with her first husband, Robert de Croc (weird name) and then married the first High Steward, Walter Fitzallen, and had children with him. Records vary WIDELY on how many children, that is why it was hard to find her daughter Isabelle, my ancestor.
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:12 PM
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Thanks, MichelleQ2. Syllable count could very well be a reason. I still hope they go with four names, though. Royal couples don't seem to have many children these days so the opportunities for adding fresh names are few. Plus, I think the heir (to the heir of the heir to the throne... that's a mouthful!) should have a little "extra." He/She will become HM someday, after all!
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:48 PM
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Alexandra Frances Elizabeth Mary
Charlotte Elizabeth Frances Mary

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George Francis Edward Louis
Charles Francis Arthur Edward
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:22 AM
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Agreed Hermione! Alexandra or Alexander. Or Charlotte, and I too do not shun the name Diana.
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:10 AM
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Princess of Cambridge=Catherine Elizabeth Alexandra Francis
Prince of Cambridge=Arthur Phillip Charles Francis

Diana and Michael Middleton's middle name is Francis.

I think a reminder of these days when this child is Monarch would be nice, so I honor it's great grandparents in both names and in a way that is not to explosive I honor Diana with Francis but with a nod to Michael as well.

To honor the Queen Mother I think it would be nice when baby Catherine is Queen to call her mother Queen Catherine, Queen Mother and I say in the same way she could be King Mother when Arthur is King.
I still like the above names and the reason I gave. As of late I have heard that Alexandra is a top favorite. So here is my option with Alexandra.
Alexandra Elizabeth Catherine Francis.
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:13 AM
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When do you think they'll announce the name? Will it take a week as with William? Or will it be right after the birth?

I hope it's right after the birth. They've had an awfully long time to decide...
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:51 AM
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When do you think they'll announce the name? Will it take a week as with William? Or will it be right after the birth?

I hope it's right after the birth. They've had an awfully long time to decide...
Charles and Diana had about the same amount of time as well, yet they still took a week.
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:12 AM
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Charles and Diana had about the same amount of time as well, yet they still took a week.
I'm not sure which wait will be more agonizing, the wait for the baby, or the wait for his or her name!
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:51 AM
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I would love it if William says the name when he does the post baby interview that all the new dads give. That would be a nice change and more informal then just putting it on the gate. I hope we get the name sooner rather then later.
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:52 AM
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I won't think it will be the same day as birth. They may need to have a final name discussion once the baby is here and they know the sex and holding it for the 1st time. I would think that they would tell their family the name first. Also the name announcement usually comes with godparents being named. These people would need to be asked if they didn't ask beforehand.

Plus I think WK would like to keep their baby for themselves for a bit before sharing its name with the rest of the world. It took 3 weeks for Lupo's name so baby c will take a couple of days.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:01 PM
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Here are all the name combinations I've thought of so far:

Victoria Elizabeth Diana Caroline
Helena Catherine Alberta Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth Catherine Victoria
Alice Elizabeth Catherine Rose
Wilhelmina Elizabeth Catherine Diana (I think this one is less likely, but you never know)
Sophia Charlotte Adelaide Elizabeth
Charlotte Rose Amelia Mary
Victoria Alexandrina Charlotte Mary
George William Charles Henry (most likely boys name combination IMO)
George Albert Philip Charles
Arthur Henry Richard George
George William Thomas Louis
George Thomas Louis Charles
Arthur William Frederick Louis

Out of the list, I'd say the most likely are: Victoria Elizabeth Diana Caroline, Mary Elizabeth Catherine Victoria, George William Charles Henry and George Albert Philip Charles.

Another combination: Elizabeth Victoria Mary Rose

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I think it would be nice if the names of the first Duke of Cambridge's children featured in Baby Cambridge's names. How about: Elizabeth Adelaide Mary Augusta? (Adelaide and Mary after Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge and Augusta after Princess Augusta of Cambridge).
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:39 PM
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I'm not sure which wait will be more agonizing, the wait for the baby, or the wait for his or her name!
It could be worse.... the BRF could be like the Danes and wait until the baby is christened to release the name! It's a looooooong 3 months or so of waiting.
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:50 PM
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I think a little Princess Caroline would be adorable!

Caroline Elizabeth Frances Victoria
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:58 PM
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Here are all the name combinations I've thought of so far:

Victoria Elizabeth Diana Caroline
Helena Catherine Alberta Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth Catherine Victoria
Alice Elizabeth Catherine Rose
Wilhelmina Elizabeth Catherine Diana (I think this one is less likely, but you never know)
Sophia Charlotte Adelaide Elizabeth
Charlotte Rose Amelia Mary
Victoria Alexandrina Charlotte Mary
George William Charles Henry (most likely boys name combination IMO)
George Albert Philip Charles
Arthur Henry Richard George
George William Thomas Louis
George Thomas Louis Charles
Arthur William Frederick Louis

Out of the list, I'd say the most likely are: Victoria Elizabeth Diana Caroline, Mary Elizabeth Catherine Victoria, George William Charles Henry and George Albert Philip Charles.

Another combination: Elizabeth Victoria Mary Rose

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I think it would be nice if the names of the first Duke of Cambridge's children featured in Baby Cambridge's names. How about: Elizabeth Adelaide Mary Augusta? (Adelaide and Mary after Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge and Augusta after Princess Augusta of Cambridge).
Some good choices, HereditaryPrincess!

I don't think it's a given that Baby Cambridge has a distinctly Spencer/Middleton name. (though it's likely)

Here are some that I like. I like Helena in particular.

Anne Victoria Frances Elizabeth
Elizabeth Philippa Frances Mary (nice nod to both great-grandparents and aunt)
Elizabeth Catherine Beatrice Rose
Margaret Elizabeth Catherine Frances
Mary Alexandra Catherine Elizabeth (could go by "Mary Alexandra")
Mary Alice Elizabeth Carole
Patricia Elizabeth Mary Louise (kind of a longshot but it's been used in the family before)

Charles Henry Philip George
Edward William Henry Michael
Henry Philip Michael Charles
Richard Albert Philip David
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:13 PM
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What great-grandparent is Mary honoring? Queen Mary was Elizabeth's great-grandmother. This baby's great grandparents are Elizabeth, Philip, Frances, John, Peter, Valerie, Ronald and Dorthy.

Patricia was a middle name. She was Victoria Patricia Helena Elizabeth, and got the name Patricia as she was born on St. Patrick's day.

Frances/Diana, Elizabeth and likely Carole I am 99% sure will be included. Same with Philip, Michael/Francis and Charles for a boy.

Due to Charlotte Spencer, I don't see Charlotte. They will want their daughter to have her own identity. Same for a prince Henry, Harry as a godfather and maybe a long shot middle name, but not first IMO.
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:15 PM
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What great-grandparent is Mary honoring? Queen Mary was Elizabeth's great-grandmother. This baby's great grandparents are Elizabeth, Philip, Frances, John, Peter, Valerie, Ronald and Dorthy.

Patricia was a middle name. She was Victoria Patricia Helena Elizabeth, and got the name Patricia as she was born on St. Patrick's day.

Frances/Diana, Elizabeth and likely Carole I am 99% sure will be included. Same with Philip, Michael/Francis and Charles for a boy.

Due to Charlotte Spencer, I don't see Charlotte. They will want their daughter to have her own identity. Same for a prince Henry, Harry as a godfather and maybe a long shot middle name, but not first IMO.
Queen Elizabeth middle name is Mary: Elizabeth Alexandria Mary.
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:18 PM
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I think a little Princess Caroline would be adorable!

Caroline Elizabeth Frances Victoria
As the mother of a Caroline Elizabeth, I quite agree! It is adorable. My daughter was born on 7/11...hmmmm....

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