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Old 11-12-2018, 12:57 AM
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Michael was a given. Not just Grandpa but James' late brother.

I could be wrong but I think there was a possible agreement between the two brothers not to use Michael as a first name. Both Spencer's son Theodore and Arthur have Michael. Though one using it as a first name wouldn't rule out the other using it as a middle. Arthur is one of Louis' after all.

I had wanted Arthur for Louis as a first name. Guess got used, not Royal

William is a nice nod to Uncle James. Honor uncle on both sides of the family.
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Old 11-12-2018, 03:10 AM
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I had wanted Arthur for Louis as a first name. Guess got used, not Royal

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Well there was Prince Arthur and Ermm King Arthur Several Arthurs as middle names. And Louis isn't a partularly royal first name for British princes. I also wanted it to be Louis first name but there you go. I've got used to it. Not that the Cambridges were quick to ask my opinion.
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Old 11-12-2018, 06:51 AM
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Well there was Prince Arthur and Ermm King Arthur Several Arthurs as middle names. And Louis isn't a partularly royal first name for British princes. I also wanted it to be Louis first name but there you go. I've got used to it. Not that the Cambridges were quick to ask my opinion.

I don't care for either name. (Arthur or Louis).

If the Cambridges decided to reuse one of George's names, I would much prefer Alexander.

But then, they didn't consult me.
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:33 AM
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Pippa and James Matthews: May 2017 -

I did expect them to use old fashioned names, used by royalty in the past.
If you see names in Pippas family, most of them have such names.

I was expecting a nod to the baby’s grandfather/uncle Michael and royal relatives (not necessarily William).

I’m now more than certain that Prince William will be godfather
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Old 11-12-2018, 11:22 AM
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Well there was Prince Arthur and Ermm King Arthur Several Arthurs as middle names. And Louis isn't a partularly royal first name for British princes. I also wanted it to be Louis first name but there you go. I've got used to it. Not that the Cambridges were quick to ask my opinion.
I meant the name got used just not for a royal baby. Arthur Matthews is not Royal. No suggestion on my side that the name doesn't have obvious Royal pedigree.
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Old 11-12-2018, 01:14 PM
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Lovely names. I wasn´t expecting to see William, but it´s a nice nod to one of his uncles!
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Old 11-12-2018, 02:40 PM
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Lovely names. I wasn´t expecting to see William, but it´s a nice nod to one of his uncles!
Even to two of his uncles as William is also James Middleton's middle name and you could argue that it can be considered a reference to his aunt Vogue Williams as well (but that would be more of an added bonus than the reason to choose that name).
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Old 11-12-2018, 03:01 PM
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Pippa and James Matthews: May 2017 -

I love the baby's name! I was hoping Arthur for Louis however perhaps the reason why the Cambridges didn't include Arthur in neither of George or Louis's names is because they knew that Pippa wanted to name her first child Arthur; it could've been a name Pippa had wanted for a long time.
I'm surprised at how traditional and royal sounding the combination is; despite the names obviously being Middleton honour names. I thought that being a private citizen Pippa might have been slightly more adventurous with her naming choices.
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Old 11-12-2018, 04:34 PM
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I love the baby's name! I was hoping Arthur for Louis however perhaps the reason why the Cambridges didn't include Arthur in neither of George or Louis's names is because they knew that Pippa wanted to name her first child Arthur; it could've been a name Pippa had wanted for a long time. I doubt we'll see Arthur now in any of the baby's future royal cousins' names should his aunt and uncle have any more children, though having said that, they did reuse Louis from George's middle names so we might see Arthur in the middle name spot.
I'm surprised at how traditional and royal sounding the combination is; despite the names obviously being Middleton honour names. I thought that being a private citizen Pippa might have been slightly more adventurous with her naming choices.
Arthur is included in Louis' name. He is Louis Arthur Charles
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Arthur is included in Louis' name. He is Louis Arthur Charles


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Old 11-12-2018, 07:12 PM
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The 100 year Anniversary of Armistace Day has brought so many stories about brave men with names from about 1900. The names don't feel remote or particularly old. Perhaps that has helped make them familiar and used again. They are endearing names from our family trees.
Pippa and James' son has names rich with history. It's a good start.
Do you reckon that the baby's first name is also a nod to the honeymoon in Sydney?
Arthur Phillip having been the first Governor?
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:41 PM
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Lovely names. Tradition now seems to be going back to "old" names whether family or just favorite names. Recently I have known personal friends grandchildren naming their babies Lillian, Jacob, Stephen, Sarah, Carol and Mary. All names common many years ago. I guess what is old is now new again.
Indeed. I, too, like the name Arthur. Classic, traditional, and elegant. Sure beats the names Rocco, Saint, Suri, and Apple.
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:55 PM
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I like the name Arthur! I actually thought that Louis was going to be Arthur.
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Old 11-13-2018, 10:27 AM
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There were sexual assault allegations made against David Matthews at one time and the French authorities were investigating. Supposedly they had six months to bring charges.
Has anyone heard anything about the outcome of that?
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Old 11-16-2018, 04:09 PM
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Pippa with James out for the dinner in London with their friends Roger Federer and his wife

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Old 11-17-2018, 09:30 AM
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Great pics. Carole Middleton was there as well.
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Old 12-01-2018, 05:31 PM
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A rainy walk for Pippa and her family in London.

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Old 12-01-2018, 05:52 PM
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Baby Arthur doesn't seem to have been christened yet, which is quite surprising.
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Old 12-01-2018, 06:02 PM
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Baby Arthur doesn't seem to have been christened yet, which is quite surprising.
He's 1 month old. The Cambridges wait longer than that so do the Middletons. Catherine wasn't christened until she was 5 1/2 months old.
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Old 12-01-2018, 06:11 PM
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He's 1 month old. The Cambridges wait longer than that so do the Middletons. Catherine wasn't christened until she was 5 1/2 months old.
And the Middleton family does seem to follow tradition but doesn't seem to be very active in their faith; or Catherine would have been confirmed way earlier and not just because she was about to marry the future head of the church. Not sure about the Matthews family...
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