Originally Posted by Polly
I remember the kerfuffle when Beatrice of York was named, too, and now, it's perfectly acceptable and never attracts comment.
Why? I could understand about Zara, definitely. But Beatrice? There had already been TWO British princesses named Beatrice (Queen Victoria's daughter, and her grandaughter, Beatrice of Edinburgh) Now if they'd named her Princess Catherine or Princess Joan or even Princess Matilda, I could see that because they weren't common names for a British princess (even Catherine, I don't think there's ever been a Princess Catherine of the UK, except maybe Henry 8's wife) but Beatrice was at least a name already used within the family, as a first and a middle name