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Old 08-03-2013, 04:01 PM
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Top names of the 1900s This link is for the top names from 1900 - 1909. Enjoy reading This from USA records.
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Old 08-03-2013, 04:41 PM
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Actually I think it is the Americans who seem to be having a more difficult time with the name George, even going so far as to question its pronunciation on this forum. Since George is a pretty popular boys name in the UK (#12) it does not seem unusual at all. Most of us probably are related to someone named George or at least know a few people named George. People who question a names suitability for a young baby seem to forget that babies grow up pretty quickly and that we spend the vast majority of our lives as adults.
The name George is quite common in the US (I mean, two of our last four presidents have had that name, not to mention countless other well-known people), and I would suspect that most people know someone named George. I think the main difference is that it hasn't been popular among younger generations for a while, so it can be hard for some to envision a baby or small child being called George. But, of course, all adults were once children (including people named George). I think people might adjust. For example, I used to think of the name Henry in the same category as George (e.g. an older, more dignified name, but didn't see it fitting a child) but it's seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years, and I've grown used to it.

As for Victoria's Estelle, I still can't wrap my head around that one. I think of it as an old lady's name, and not in a particularly good way. It makes me think of Estelle Getty from The Golden Girls (whom I loved, but I see it very much as an of-its-era name). I still feel slightly disappointed/perplexed when I remember that Victoria named her daughter that, but she's an absolutely adorable little girl, and it's really none of my business, lol.
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Maybe that isn't so bad. Better than Apple, North or some of the other non names in modern use.
Oh good GAWD don't start this again. It was already been addressed that people who don't like George or Estelle aren't saying they like Apple or North.
I for one like the name George though I will probably call him George Alexander. As for Estelle, it is disappointing that they gave her that name. Everyone else in tr family has such unique yet beautiful traditional names; and then there is Estelle. If they had opted for an "a" at the end it would have been better.
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Old 08-03-2013, 05:13 PM
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Good gawd! I thought that Gwyneth was crazy when she named her daughter Apple, Phenias, then came Blue Ivy, now North West and many others. Maxwell Drew for a girl... i could go on forever! Celebrities are just too much when it comes to naming their kids.

It makes me so happy that royals are not out for game and attention when it comes to their children like celebs, yet Americans treat Hollywood like royalty!

Thank you Catherine and William for George and Victoria and Daniel for Estelle and others who stick to normal and near normal names, even when they are in the spotlight.
I agree with you, at least Royals name their children with "normal" and "beautiful" names.
Hollywood celebrities just like the spotlight, so giving some random name to their child might give some exposure, and even more, they like to be unique, but sometimes they forget they go on the path of the most bizarre name...poor children.

I congratulate William and Catherine for choosing a traditional and "normal" name, but most royals follow tradition, and so far I'm yet to see a bizarre name on some royal's children.
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Old 08-03-2013, 05:53 PM
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Maybe that isn't so bad. Better than Apple, North or some of the other non names in modern use.
I must agree there with you. It's very comforting to see that classic, traditional, normal names are still an option for many parents. Plus, from rolyalty, we kind of expect to keep up with tradition.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:51 PM
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I think any parent that gives their child one of these ridicules names should have to stand if front the the child and let them slap the hell out of the parent. If the child chooses so.
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You are right. Those idiotic names are reprehensible. There is nothing wrong with George or Estelle. They are really names, not fruit or directions.
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I congratulate William and Catherine for choosing a traditional and "normal" name, but most royals follow tradition, and so far I'm yet to see a bizarre name on some royal's children.

What do you call Savannah or Isla?

I don't know about normal, but they are definitely not traditional.
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They are not royal.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:36 PM
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Prince Friso's daughter is named Luana...reminds me of a waitress at a road side diner or the oil for deep frying turkeys. that's the only royal name I really dislike.
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:17 AM
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Well I find that comment offensive. The name Luana is very popular here in Hawaii. The meaning of the name Luana is "contentment" or " enjoyment" so when a parent chooses a name for a little one here, it has meaning. Whether it is how you felt when you gave birth or what you saw in the heavens or who you saw in a dream. There is always something special about it. Im sure you were not aware that Luana is in the Hawaiian language and used as a name or that it had a meaning. I find the name to be special. Thats all.
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I apologies if I offended you but I can still not like a name no matter the story behind it ...and express an opinion.
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:42 AM
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Of course. As I said, not all are familiar with Hawaiian ways. Just thought I would give a little cultural practice that is done here. No worries, its o.k. Lets continue on. :)
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Old 08-04-2013, 01:22 AM
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Oh good GAWD don't start this again. It was already been addressed that people who don't like George or Estelle aren't saying they like Apple or North.
I for one like the name George though I will probably call him George Alexander. As for Estelle, it is disappointing that they gave her that name. Everyone else in tr family has such unique yet beautiful traditional names; and then there is Estelle. If they had opted for an "a" at the end it would have been better.
Why would you call him George Alexander when his first name is George? I don't understand why we have to overthink these things to death. His name is George- let's call him that!
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Why would you call him George Alexander when his first name is George? I don't understand why we have to overthink these things to death. His name is George- let's call him that!
People are clinging to the Alexander because they don't like the name George and/or are convinced that William and Catherine didn't pock the name itself, but rather had it forced on them and are instead going to call him Alexander or Alex in private.
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:11 AM
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I love the name George for the little fellow. It is dignified and serious as well as fun. It also links to all sides of the family, represents the patron saints of England and Greece etc and is simply a lovely name.
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Princess Victoria must have been hooked on the personality of Estelle Bernadotte, who did have an outstanding life. Her husband was a UN representative and was killed in a plane crash. After that she was really active in charity work during the long time she lived after he died. She often traveled with him but had not been on that plane that crashed. They had two nice looking tall boys but I forget their names. She was like Princess Lilian, accepted by the royal family because she was nice, loyal, charming, and courageous. So I think that is the entire reason why Victoria named the little girl Estelle. If she has another daughter it may be Lilian. It seems she had a happy marriage (Estelle) and Victoria held that up as a grand thing to have.
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Why would you call him George Alexander when his first name is George? I don't understand why we have to overthink these things to death. His name is George- let's call him that!
His name is George Alexander Louis. I'm not making anything up for him just choosing to use his first and second name instead of just the first. I highly doubt William or Kate care,
As for untraditional yet beautiful royal names, the one off the top of my head is Zara also Andrew isn't the name of 35 other family members. There are a few more in the BRF which I can't think of right now. As for other royal families I don't know what is a traditional name and what isn't; Haakon is unique but for all I know it's a common name in Norway.
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Andrew though was named after his paternal grandfather.
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Well I find that comment offensive. The name Luana is very popular here in Hawaii. The meaning of the name Luana is "contentment" or " enjoyment" so when a parent chooses a name for a little one here, it has meaning. Whether it is how you felt when you gave birth or what you saw in the heavens or who you saw in a dream. There is always something special about it. Im sure you were not aware that Luana is in the Hawaiian language and used as a name or that it had a meaning. I find the name to be special. Thats all.
I think Luana is a very pretty name and I like the meaning of it. I also like the name of Prince Friso's other daughter, Zaria.

Estelle (along with Vincent) is in my mental "royal names that are growing on me" list. I wasn't too sure about it at first (I'm still not so sure about Queen Estelle), but now I think it has a pretty sound to it. And Princess Estelle is so adorable! Also, according to Wikipedia, the meaning of the name Estelle is "star".
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