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Old 04-08-2018, 03:38 PM
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True but I doubt that would stop them if they liked the name. Williams young cousin is Charlotte Diana and that didnt stop them naming their child Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

They are so many already, whats one more Princess Eleanor. They could have a yearly get together
Actually Eleanor would fit perfect with their theme of taking names from
William's maternal cousins.

George (Sarah Mccorquodale's son), Charlotte (Earl Spencer's daughter), and Eleanor (Jane Fellowes's daughter).
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Old 04-08-2018, 03:46 PM
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There’s only so many names out there. No matter the name they choose they’ll always be a friend or cousin or aunt/uncle with the same name.

I agree with people who say if they like a name they’ll use it even if someone else in the family already has it.
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Old 04-08-2018, 04:06 PM
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For a Prince use Richard Peter as middle names. Michael Middleton's father is Peter. Peter's father is Richard.
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Old 04-08-2018, 04:25 PM
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Actually Eleanor would fit perfect with their theme of taking names from
William's maternal cousins.

George (Sarah Mccorquodale's son), Charlotte (Earl Spencer's daughter), and Eleanor (Jane Fellowes's daughter).
From family names there are also: Emily, Celia, La(u)ra, Alexander, Ktty, Eliza, Amelia, Louis and Edmund.
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Old 04-08-2018, 04:43 PM
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I'm odd. When I think of the name Donald, I think Duck. Especially watching NCIS with David McCallum as Donald Mallard AKA Ducky.

Perhaps the Cambridges will go with a name with no real royal association but just because they like the name such as Paul or Matthew or Christopher for a boy and Barbara or Sheila or Amanda for a girl.

Won't be long now until we do find out.
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Old 04-08-2018, 04:45 PM
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From family names there are also: Emily, Celia, La(u)ra, Alexander, Kitty, Eliza, Amelia, Louis and Edmund.
Or Jane, Ruth, Rose, Caroline, Cynthia, Charles, Edward, Maurice, Frederick....Other names of William's maternal cousins.

Alexander and Louis are George's other names, possible but less likely I'd think.
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Old 04-08-2018, 04:55 PM
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Charlotte is a female equivalent of the name Charles, so I doubt they will use Charles.
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Old 04-08-2018, 04:57 PM
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Ditto for Caroline. I like it but it's too similar to Charlotte - both are female equivalents of Charles.
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Old 04-08-2018, 05:22 PM
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I'm odd. When I think of the name Donald, I think Duck. Especially watching NCIS with David McCallum as Donald Mallard AKA Ducky.
I love Ducky I admit Donald Duck is the first thing that comes to mind still for me too

When I brought up Donald (I mentioned it as a name of a few ancient kings of Scotland) was meant purely as a joke. Didn't think anyone like Cyril would take me seriously, and suggest it as a middle name.

I agree, names like Charles/Louis/Alexander are out for me due to being used for George, and being the masculine of Charlotte (Alexandra is likely out for the same reason but has a slight chance). Caroline probably out as well.

I don't see them branching out from royal names for the first name. No Mathew or Christopher or something non-royal. Still hoping for an absolute nod to the Middletons, not like Elizabeth. Like Peter for her grandfather (yes also Peter Philips but still).
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Old 04-08-2018, 05:37 PM
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Yes exactly and it goes well with Charlotte and George
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I agree. It's traditional without sounding stodgy. Maybe David Charles Michael?
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Old 04-08-2018, 05:39 PM
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I agree. It's traditional without sounding stodgy. Maybe David Charles Michael?
Not sure we will see Charles, already honored in Charlotte.

David Michael Philip has a nice ring. Or David Philip Michael.
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Old 04-08-2018, 05:42 PM
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David Phillip Michael? David Phillip Charles? Maybe neither? Who knows!


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Old 04-08-2018, 06:07 PM
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I hope it's a boy, but for naming purposes only, I hope it's a girl haha. While my girl name preferences line up with the BRF, the boy names I prefer are all Scottish/Welsh and NOT something I'd see the Cambridges using!

What I hope they'll choose for a girl: Eleanor, Victoria, Caroline, Frances, Adelaide
(For many years my pseudonym was actually Caroline Frances, so reading one of the posts with that made me start).

Not long now! I can't wait.

And for those hoping for more nonroyal names, I think Harry and Meghan will go that route. Peter and Zara have already. :)
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Old 04-08-2018, 07:12 PM
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Maybe they'll opt for Sophia which is a very popular girls' name in the UK. I know there are European royals with the name but most Brits wouldn't know that given knowledge of foreign royals is almost non-existent in the UK.

I'm just glad they gave the middle name Diana to Charlotte as that means we'll be spared another Princess Diana if it's a girl.

As for boys, I could see them going with Hugo which is very popular with the upper class in the UK. I'd personally love a Prince Arthur or Prince Philip.
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Old 04-08-2018, 07:43 PM
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Maybe they'll opt for Sophia which is a very popular girls' name in the UK. I know there are European royals with the name but most Brits wouldn't know that given knowledge of foreign royals is almost non-existent in the UK.

I'm just glad they gave the middle name Diana to Charlotte as that means we'll be spared another Princess Diana if it's a girl.

As for boys, I could see them going with Hugo which is very popular with the upper class in the UK. I'd personally love a Prince Arthur or Prince Philip.
The only issue I see with Sophia is the risk of confusion with Sophie Wessex (since Sophie is a nickname for Sophia).
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Old 04-08-2018, 07:51 PM
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Even if they decide to go totally off the rail, and choose a name without any royal or family connection, Hugo is unlikely. They tend towards the more trendy names, and while picking up some popularity in the aristocracy, its slow. Hugo barely breaks the top 50 names, is number 50. Its far more popular in other European countries. At least use Hugh, which is English, and has a link to the Van Cutsems who are close friends.

I think if people are holding their breath for a trendy non-royal name, they will be waiting for Harry/Meghan. And even them, I don't see going as far off branch as Anne or her kids did.

It will be a nice Hannoverian name with some popularity to match George and Charlotte. Or something slightly off that path, but similar feel, like David.


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The only issue I see with Sophia is the risk of confusion with Sophie Wessex (since Sophie is a nickname for Sophia).

Sophia is a nickname for Sophie?? Variation yes, but never heard it as a nickname.

Choosing a name used in an older generation doesn't seem much concern. Honestly if they took all the names currently used in the family off the table, we wouldn't have much left to use. Now using a name like James, when the bearer is a child himself, is slightly different. The Countess of Wessex will be in her 80's and likely close to retiring when this baby becomes a full time working royal (if like their dad and uncle).
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Old 04-08-2018, 08:38 PM
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Yes, Sophie could be sweet.
Sophie Elinor Anne
Sophie Catherine Jane
Sophie Camilla Mary

Hugh Richard Henry could never loose his HRH!

How about Scottish names:
Hamish, Dougal, Alister, Angus, Jock, Stirling. Stuart, Fergus
Heather, Isobel, Elspeth, Jean, Maisie, Catriona, Alison, Alanna
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Old 04-08-2018, 11:09 PM
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Sophia is a nickname for Sophie?? Variation yes, but never heard it as a nickname.
Sorry if the meaning got confused but I meant it the other way around. It is not uncommon for a girl named Sophia to be nicknamed Sophie.

Also, while Princess Sophia of Cambridge and Sophie, The Countess of Wessex might not be of the same generation, I don't see William and Kate choosing a name so close to that of William's aunt when there are other names with royal connections that aren't already used in the immediate family (Alice, Mary, Amelia, Adelaide, Matilda, Eleanor, etc...)
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Old 04-08-2018, 11:37 PM
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Yes, Sophie could be sweet.
Sophie Elinor Anne
Sophie Catherine Jane
Sophie Camilla Mary

Hugh Richard Henry could never loose his HRH!

How about Scottish names:
Hamish, Dougal, Alister, Angus, Jock, Stirling. Stuart, Fergus
Heather, Isobel, Elspeth, Jean, Maisie, Catriona, Alison, Alanna
I am guessing you are an outlander fan??? Only thing went through my mind reading your suggestions

I wouldn't be expecting any name without royal heritage. And certainly nothing out of the fashionable names.

I think the kid has a better chance of being Princess Buttercup then having Camilla in her name.

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Sorry if the meaning got confused but I meant it the other way around. It is not uncommon for a girl named Sophia to be nicknamed Sophie.

Also, while Princess Sophia of Cambridge and Sophie, The Countess of Wessex might not be of the same generation, I don't see William and Kate choosing a name so close to that of William's aunt when there are other names with royal connections that aren't already used in the immediate family (Alice, Mary, Amelia, Adelaide, Matilda, Eleanor, etc...)
Same idea which ever way you put it. Usually nicknames are that, a nickname. Usually short, or different all together. Not just changing the spelling. I guess different places different nicknames.

They have shown with George and Charlotte they have no issue using names use among the close family. Both Charlotte and George are being used in the Spencer family.

Amelia is currently used in the extended royal family as well.
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Old 04-08-2018, 11:42 PM
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I'm odd. When I think of the name Donald, I think Duck. Especially watching NCIS with David McCallum as Donald Mallard AKA Ducky.

Perhaps the Cambridges will go with a name with no real royal association but just because they like the name such as Paul or Matthew or Christopher for a boy and Barbara or Sheila or Amanda for a girl.

Won't be long now until we do find out.
Both Paul and Christopher are names of Prince Philip's Greek relations - one an uncle and the other a 1st cousin (and King).

King Paul of Greece was ex-King Constantine's father while Prince Christopher was Prince Andrew's brother.

Maybe a way of honouring Philip without using Philip though.
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