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Old 07-24-2013, 01:31 PM
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Thank God. I was a bit worried they might have gone off and selected a name more suitable for a footballer or a soap opera character. George is a great name for a future British monarch. Am only surprised at 3 names and not 4 but that is of no importance.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:31 PM
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I like the brevity (ha) of only 3 names but I really did expect Philip to be in there somewhere. Nevertheless, I love the name!
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:32 PM
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I felt that if it was a boy, it would be named George (due to its history and the fact that it's not in current use in the immediate family). It wasn't my favorite among the options, but anything traditional satisfies me. To me, and probably to many, it doesn't sound like a "young" name at all, but I bet it'll be riding a new wave of popularity now!

I'm most surprised by the middle names, and that they didn't include some of the more obvious choices (e.g. Philip, Charles, or Michael), but maybe rather than trying to include everyone, it was easier to go with a couple of traditional names that still have family significance.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:35 PM
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I love the shorter name, although I'm sure it will be unpopular with some. No harm in dragging the monarchy kicking and screaming into the 21st century.
3 names is not exactly an innovation. QEII has only 3 names and her sister had only 2 names. I don't think anyone will be kicking or screaming about this, nor can I see how having 3 names has anything to do with the 21st century.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:35 PM
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I felt that if it was a boy, it would be named George (due to its history and the fact that it's not in current use in the immediate family). It wasn't my favorite among the options, but anything traditional satisfies me. To me, and probably to many, it doesn't sound like a "young" name at all, but I bet it'll be riding a new wave of popularity now!

I'm most surprised by the middle names, and that they didn't include some of the more obvious choices (e.g. Philip, Charles, or Michael), but maybe rather than trying to include everyone, it was easier to go with a couple of traditional names that still have family significance.
Good point. It's probably best to include no one than to try to please everyone in the families.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:36 PM
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Love the name! Surprised at only 3 instead of 4 and no Philip but maybe they are saving it for the next boy!
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:37 PM
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A statement from Kensington palace according to people mag says his name Is George Alexander Louis.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:37 PM
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Yes, this was predictable. Good traditional name.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:41 PM
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I just saw on CNN that the royal baby has been named George Alexander Louis
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:42 PM
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Out of the three chosen names, George is the least appealing one. George is so old fashioned and not in a nice way.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:42 PM
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Have to disagree. And I too, am a genealogist (though not always amateur).

Viscount Severn is Baby Cambridge's second cousin. Baby Cambridge is Viscount Severn's first cousin once removed. It depends on the point of view of the person speaking/referred to and makes no sense for them to have the same term.

I'm getting a "page deleted" notice for the page you cited, but it would be logical that it addressed the issue of kinship from one person's perspective - the terms are not reciprocal.

My second cousins are my mom's and dad's first cousins. But, I am their first cousin once removed. In either case, we have two degrees of kinship (these are the rules used since antiquity about consanguinity, although the kin terms today in use are relatively new). It's true that such terms can change over time, in which case for awhile there will be no general consensus.
I don't know about the past, but there is a general consensus now, and your view is not the commonly accepted view. You might not agree, but I almost 100% sure that I am right.

Anyway, I am very glad Baby Cambridge has been given a traditional name. I always thought George would be a good name for him. I am surprised he only has three names, though.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:43 PM
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I like the name Combination. Louis is Prince William Middle name and Lord Mountbatten Name.

Some asked about Alexander, Alexander is a male version of Alexandra which could be honoring The Queen Great Grandmother Alexandra of Denmark who was the wife of King Edward VII.

Alexandra is also the Queen Middle name.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:47 PM
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A little disappointed that they didn't use Phillip or Michael, but it's a nice traditional name. I am glad they didn't make us wait too long for a name though.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:49 PM
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I was a little surprised there are only three names but I suspected they would name him George. It just seems so old fashioned, I have a hard time picturing it on a child.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:50 PM
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Out of the three chosen names, George is the least appealing one. George is so old fashioned and not in a nice way.
George may seem too old-fashioned to some people, but it's a popular name for little boys in England. (George was #12 in popularity for baby boys born in England and Wales in 2011.)
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:51 PM
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Perhaps they'll use a nickname when with family...Georgie (while he's little) or something along those lines.


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Old 07-24-2013, 01:51 PM
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I was really really hoping that they wouldn't pick George (it's far too "blah" for my taste... then again it's not my baby), but I'm sure it'll grow on me like Vincent and Josephine have.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:51 PM
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I don't know about the past, but there is a general consensus now, and your view is not the commonly accepted view. You might not agree, but I almost 100% sure that I am right.
FYI and OT: the 'first cousin once removed' stuff is often used on bbc in for instance the 'heir hunters' program. I heard it first on bbc tv, but actually from a genealogy point of view it's quite good, because you instantly know what the family relation is and who belongs in which generation... if only i could get the dutch language to use something like that

That said: love the baby's name, and (although that's not the most important thing) i think HM will be very pleased with the 'George' but then i'm sure she'd be pleased with whatever name they'd give him (yeah, maybe not 'North')
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:55 PM
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George also Honors Charles as it is one of his middle names as well.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:57 PM
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I go for Albert

I have read that Albert means noble an bright. Don´t you think that would be a brilliant name for the royal baby. Of course he will be called Bertie! How cute!!
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