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Old 01-02-2011, 01:28 PM
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Savannah...
I'm disappointed with such a geographical name. Is it Christian?
No, it is not christian (like Anne/a, Elizabeth or Susanna).

Savannah is just a female first name connected to the river and town in Georgia/USA. It means the open plain/open grassland. (see: Savanna - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ). The word "savanna" for open grassland comes from the arawakan languages in South America.
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Savannah is a somewhat common name in the States. Is it top ten popular? No its not. Its not just for movie stars. I know a young lady named Savannah.

While it wasn't a name I was expecting..I like it. Furthermore, I don't know how things are done in the BRF, but in the past (George V and beyong time frame) the monarch had much more of say in the name of royal babies. That is why Princess Margaret was Margaret and not Ann.

Now it might not be the case (its 2011 and not 1932 and Savannah is # 12 and not # 4 in the Line of Succession nor does she have the title of Princess) but I am thinking that the Queen doesn't have a problem with the name of Savannah.
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The BBC is also pathetic

BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | Would he be even more handsome called Ryan?

People walk around with stereotypes in their heads that can influence all sorts of decisions, yet don't even realise it, says psychologist Richard Wiseman, who conducted the research.


But hey, it´s just an opinion......
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And the first line of that article details how pathetic associations with names are,
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George Clooney regularly tops "gorgeous man" polls, yet his is the first name least associated with attractiveness in a new study
But yes, an opinion is an opinion.
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:09 PM
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This name barely surprises me, it didn't seem to me Peter and Autumn would go for traditional names... If you google "Savannah Phillips" here's what you have, there's already a singer with that name:

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The due date of Autumn was Christmas Day according to her uncle Jeff Kelly. And little Savannah weighted eight pounds.
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Awww.....what a wonderful name
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so sorry but I can't stop thinking about Prince Philip and the Queen's face on hearing Savannah!! :)
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I want to know what Peters cousin Hon. Michael-John Ulick Knatchbull thinks about the name. Since his daughter (born 2001) has this name...
"How pathetic Peter! There are enough names!"
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so sorry but I can't stop thinking about Prince Philip and the Queen's face on hearing Savannah!! :)


(i guess they were not amused and saying something like "ahhh - how interesting.")
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so sorry but I can't stop thinking about Prince Philip and the Queen's face on hearing Savannah!! :)
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I want to know what Peters cousin Hon. Michael-John Ulick Knatchbull thinks about the name. Since his daughter (born 2001) has this name...
"How pathetic Peter! There are enough names!"
Does it matter?
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Wasn't the name Zara suggested by Prince Charles? I personally love the name.

I did not think Peter and Autumn would choose a traditonal name.I did not think of Savannah but I think it's pretty name and yes it's common in the U.S.
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While they have every right to name their daughter whatever they wish, I, for one, am disappointed with "Savannah." It falls under the category of made-up names along with other cities, last names as first names, and alternatively spelled names. I thought we could count on the royal family for a little more tradition than this. Around this neck of the woods, people name their dogs Savannah! There, I've said it!
Yeah...I am a bit of a name snob, I would prefer something more traditional than Savannah, too. It doesn't have much history and it really is more an American name than English, I think.

That being said, I have to admit it sounds pretty.
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I like it, it's pretty. The baby although related to the queen is part of the royal family, but only a half blue blood. They have said from the get go that they want a normal life, and this is a "normal" and sweet name. I wonder how the queen will pronounce it in her british accent????
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Can't claim to be The Queen, but i can imagine she'd pronounce it like everyone else, Sa-van-nah?
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Savannah is a somewhat common name in the States. Is it top ten popular? No its not. Its not just for movie stars. I know a young lady named Savannah.

While it wasn't a name I was expecting..I like it. Furthermore, I don't know how things are done in the BRF, but in the past (George V and beyong time frame) the monarch had much more of say in the name of royal babies. That is why Princess Margaret was Margaret and not Ann.

Now it might not be the case (its 2011 and not 1932 and Savannah is # 12 and not # 4 in the Line of Succession nor does she have the title of Princess) but I am thinking that the Queen doesn't have a problem with the name of Savannah.
Yeah, that's what I was thinking. I was surprised by the choice, but not because it is an unusual. I know at least two Savannahs under the age of 5 here in the US and I would not be surprised if it has the same level of popularity in Canada.
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Nice choice; totally unexpected by lovely none the less.
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It sure isn't a royal name. I wonder if the uncle knows what he talking about?
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