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Old 01-09-2013, 10:38 AM
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Indeed. When you think about it, none of the regnal names started as ones; initially, they were just ordinary names royal parents liked and chose for their children.

Alice is a nice, traditional name and not some horrible monstrosity (I still shudder at the thought of all the bullying Pilot Inspector must be receiving), so I don't see why it can't be the name of a future Queen. This said, I am almost certain that should William and Kate's eldest child be a girl, she'll be named after one of the previous undisputed Queens Regnant in England or Scotland - Margaret, Mary, Elizabeth, Anne or Victoria. Jane and Matilda are possible too but not very probable.
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As a fan of the late Scottish author Dorothy (Lady) Dunnett, I would love to see a girl named Philippa. And a boy Francis, of course!
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:28 AM
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King Arthur or Queen Charlotte for me. :)
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:33 AM
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Elizabeth Victoria Diana Catherine or Alexander Philip Edward Charles
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:57 AM
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I must be the only person that really, really, really does not want the names Elizabeth, Victoria, Diana, Spencer, Franc(i)(e)s, or Phillippa anywhere near this baby. It's time to bring a new name into the BRF. I fully realize there aren't going to be any Jennifers or Tiffanys or Blue Ivy Harper Seven Apple Seraphinas, but if they're going to modernize the succession laws put a possible Queen on the throne, why not a more modern name?
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I must be the only person that really, really, really does not want the names Elizabeth, Victoria, Diana, Spencer, Franc(i)(e)s, or Phillippa anywhere near this baby. It's time to bring a new name into the BRF. I fully realize there aren't going to be any Jennifers or Tiffanys or Blue Ivy Harper Seven Apple Seraphinas, but if they're going to modernize the succession laws put a possible Queen on the throne, why not a more modern name?
Well Spencer isn't going to be anywhere near it. I agree that Diana should be kept away, but Elizabeth, Victoria or Frances seem like suitable middle names should it be a girl.

A more modern name doesn't mean a more modern monarchy, and the name has to be suitable.

Sophia is a modern but traditional name IMO.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:03 PM
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I like Sophia too; besides, it's the name of the Electress of Hanover who missed out on becoming a Queen Regnant of Britain by mere days.
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I would love Victoria as her first name. Then Elizabeth. Tradition is huge in the BRF, so think to be named after the two queens who reigned for more than 60 years would be so fitting.
Same as in Denmark, certain children have to have certain names. Christian vs Frederik. And that is lovely.....
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COESpiral, I agree that the Cambridges should choose a name which has not been used a lot. There are many sources of traditional British names in both Bible and in the Church of England calendar. Old Testament names, such as Ruth, Hannah, Anna, and others which have extremely positive connotations in the Bible. The C of E calendar, which I have, has "saint's" names traditional for various dates, and some of these are more modern saints, as well as old Anglo-Saxon or "Roman" names. There are lots of possibilities! All traditional but not "over-used" or recently used.
My stepdaughter just became a grandmother, and her son and his wife chose Delfina for their girl. I love that. Not for a royal baby, but what I'm saying is that it's different but not so different that it sound eccentric, it has a nice ring to it.
The Names Committee in Britain is already at work on this, I presume, and they will figure it out and it will be fine.
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I'm all for tradition, but I'm also of the belief that some names should be given a rest for a few generations before bringing them back. Thus, no Elizabeth. I don't think (or I certainly hope) the Queen wouldn't feel insulted if her name wasn't in the current mix. And if William and Kate did feel like it needed to be there, make it the third or fourth name and have the first two names be ones not heard in a long while. Like Charlotte or Alexandra or Sophia.
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Harry and Pippa are a given as is a Van Cutsem
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And just what pray tell is considered a "modern name"?
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Harry and Pippa are a given as is a Van Cutsem
I agree with you wondering it they will choose someone of a foreign royal family?
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I agree with you wondering it they will choose someone of a foreign royal family?
I really don't see that happening when Will and Kate have plenty of close family and friends to choose from.
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tsk tsk tsk... its a fragment of your illumination. We all know tiaras do not go with genes. Its gauche.
WAY too funny!!
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This name is totally off the wall but they could name a new baby daughter such that she'd always be a Queen. Regina. I do think they're going to go for something totally unique for the girl's first name.
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This name is totally off the wall but they could name a new baby daughter such that she'd always be a Queen. Regina. I do think they're going to go for something totally unique for the girl's first name.
I don't think so. I bet they will pick a very traditional name like Elizabeth or Victoria
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:41 PM
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I thought about modern names and looked up the 10most popular girls names for 2012.

Olivia
Lily
Sophie
Amelia
Emily
Jessica
Grace
Ava
Ruby
Mia.

Only really suitable one's are Sophie, Amelia and maybe Grace.

the name needs to have longevity as this child will be monarch in about 60 years time

I'm hoping for a boy.
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I must be the only person that really, really, really does not want the names Elizabeth, Victoria, Diana, Spencer, Franc(i)(e)s, or Phillippa anywhere near this baby. It's time to bring a new name into the BRF. I fully realize there aren't going to be any Jennifers or Tiffanys or Blue Ivy Harper Seven Apple Seraphinas, but if they're going to modernize the succession laws put a possible Queen on the throne, why not a more modern name?
No you are not the only one who is tired of same names over and over again, Elizabeth, Victoria, Anne, Jane, Diana, Louise, Frances, Albert, Arthur, George, Charles, and so on and so on. I would like to see some new "proper" names introduced to the line of succession like Charlotte, Carolina, Amelia, Emily, Rebecca, Steven, Mark, Matthew, Michael, Lucas, someting that hasn't been used in the direct royal family either for a while or not at all. I know I probably won't get my wish or will get critised for saying this but thats my opinion.
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This name is totally off the wall but they could name a new baby daughter such that she'd always be a Queen. Regina. I do think they're going to go for something totally unique for the girl's first name.
Then the kid would be Queen Queen? Also, it's a name that reminds me of something too personal to mention.

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I don't think so. I bet they will pick a very traditional name like Elizabeth or Victoria
So you keep saying.
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