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Old 02-17-2021, 10:12 PM
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Used to be common enough, tradition, to use a woman's maiden name as a middle name for a son. See it both in the UK and parts of the US (a number of US presidents (James Knox Polk, Knox for his mother's family is just the start).
It's also fairly common for girls, especially in the south. I can't begin to tell you how many of the women at my woman's college in Virginia had their mother's maiden name as first names, or went by a middle name that was their mother's maiden name.
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Old 02-19-2021, 10:27 AM
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While I honestly believe that they've already named that baby, I also wonder if we might have to wait awhile to see a picture or hear the name. For one, there's been a good many announcements being made this week by others and for two, it appears that due to COVID restrictions, even Andrew and Sarah haven't gotten to actually meet the baby yet. Since we know that HM and the DoE haven't gotten to meet him and I'd assume that they haven't actually been able to introduce him to anyone, they may want to do that first.

So, while I'm sure it won't be months, I wouldn't count on a picture or a name until at least some of the family get to meet him. Then again, I could be totally off base and Eugenie might surprise us all with an IG birthday wish for her father that includes a photo and/or a name.
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Old 02-20-2021, 05:27 AM
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We got a name!!

August Philip Hawke

https://www.instagram.com/p/CLgrGXhl...=1xvc99kiwinsr
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Old 02-20-2021, 05:55 AM
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We got a name!!

August Philip Hawke

https://www.instagram.com/p/CLgrGXhl...=1xvc99kiwinsr
Not in a million years would I have guessed

There was a 12th century French king Philippe Auguste II.
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Old 02-20-2021, 06:32 AM
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August...well that is surely different! Love they used Phiilip and Hawke that is interesting


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Old 02-20-2021, 06:35 AM
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Beautiful name and it's nice they have thought of honouring Prince Philip !
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Old 02-20-2021, 06:45 AM
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It's certainly unusual. Is August a Brooksbank family name I wonder? It's almost French sounding. Lovely that Philip is there but Hawke sounds like again like a family surname.
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Old 02-20-2021, 06:50 AM
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Discovered on social media:

Prince Augustus Frederick, sixth son of George III, and later Duke of Sussex.

So they went way back if they were going for a family name!
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:00 AM
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Names and Godparents for Eugenie and Jack's First child

From Princess Eugenie’s Instagram story, August was named after his great grandfather (Philip) and great 5 times grandfather on both sides of his family (Hawke & August).

https://instagram.com/stories/prince...=19gacgd4j6xgi
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:09 AM
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Ahhh, I just now see the Instagram story link after I posted the below in response to @Curryong. So little Brooksbank's names have family connections all the way. @MBruno was right in the other thread in mentioning the middle names of King George III's sons. Plus, I'm not sure who on Jack's side had the 'Hawke' name. But clearly they reached back fairly distant in the family for the 'August' and 'Hawke' family names. That's cool.


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It's certainly unusual. Is August a Brooksbank family name I wonder? It's almost French sounding. Lovely that Philip is there but Hawke sounds like again like a family surname.
@MBruno noted in the Eugenie/Jack baby thread the historic name, 'Augustus' given as one of middle names for several of George III's sons.

Keeping it short and sweet as 'August,' gives the ancient name a more modern feel. If that's the connection, which it may not be necessarily.

The name 'August' has Latin, Italian and German roots, apparently.
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:14 AM
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It may not necessarily be a contraction of Augustus/Auguste though. Maybe the month also means something to Eugenie and Jack? Gorgeous photos of the proud parents and little one!
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:15 AM
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It may not be a contraction of Augustus/Auguste though. Maybe the month means something to Eugenie and Jack? Gorgeous photos of the proud parents and little one!
From Princess Eugenie’s Instagram story, August was named after his great grandfather (Philip) and great 5 times grandfather on both sides of his family (Hawkes & August).
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:16 AM
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Well, none of us had August on our Bingo card. I’m happy that Philip is being used in the baby’s name.
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:16 AM
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From Princess Eugenie’s Instagram story, August was named after his great grandfather (Philip) and great 5 times grandfather on both sides of his family (Hawkes & August).
who is hte "August" on the Brookbank side of the family?
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:18 AM
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who is hte "August" on the Brookbank side of the family?
It says both sides of the family (the two names)...August from hers Hawke from his.
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:20 AM
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It says both sides of the family (the two names)...August from hers Hawke from his.
There are quite a few Augustuses on the Windsor side, of course.... but IMo ther were nicer traditional royal names they could have picked. Frederick, Arthur, but not Augustus or Adolphus...
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:25 AM
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I like the unusual aspect of 'August,' and they clearly like the name and feel that it suits their first child. Maybe his friends will call him Augie, or Gus.
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:26 AM
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There are quite a few Augustuses on the Windsor side, of course.... but IMo ther were nicer traditional royal names they could have picked. Frederick, Arthur, but not Augustus or Adolphus...
I feel quite certain they would never have picked "Adolphus" let alone Adolph to shorten it.

I like both Arthur and Fredrick but they're fairly popular these days, maybe they wanted something a little more unusual.

She did specifically say they were going back to Prince Albert, although on the Hanoverian side Augustus was a very traditional name.

I imagine they were looking back through the family trees and found symmetry in the generations with names they liked on both sides and came up with "the equal 5 times Great Grandfathers" idea.
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:28 AM
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I think he will probably end up being called Gus or Gussie as August Brooksbank is a bit of a mouthful! He's a lovely little boy!
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:30 AM
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I love it! August is traditional and not very common.
and the baby is adorable!!
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