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Old 06-03-2021, 09:15 PM
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Years ago a male relative got a letter from a friend about the friend’s new daughter, read it and remarked to his wife ‘What a name! De boor ah!’ His wife nearly laughed herself silly.

I am sticking with Lily or the moment, as nothing else seems to be coming up. Someone suggested Amy the other day, which is nice.
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Old 06-03-2021, 09:48 PM
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I'm inclined to think it will be something short and cute/nicknamey like the names that are currently in style in the UK (less so in the US) -- but not an expected, traditional royal style name. Poppy actually falls along with those lines pretty well.

For virtue names, I could see them using Clementine (if it weren't so long, since that's a bit mismatched with Archie...would be different if he were Archibald "Archie"). It's derived from Clement, meaning "merciful" and I feel like that fits with their constant "compassion" theme, plus it's a citrus fruit and I feel like Meghan's really into their lemon trees in the backyard so it's close enough. And Clementine is in among certain IG crowds that feel like a similar style as Meghan.

But I do basically think we can't predict it, aside from Diana or some variation being a middle.
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Old 06-04-2021, 02:35 AM
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What if Diane with an e at the end, not an a, was used? It is not Diana. It is possible as a first or middle name.
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Old 06-04-2021, 03:59 AM
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Actually it was not a snide remark - I know many little girls called Princess and Royal actually, if rather sad, and Queenie is from the Roots novels. I do think that Meghan will like to honor her American heritage here. So my husband has money on Rosa, as in Rosa Parks - my kids think the same is going to be Freedom or America. I like the actor America Ferreira so that would be a good choice. I think they are going to name the child after herself, Meghan.

Princess is currently no.797 on baby names in the US
https://babynames.com/name/Princess
Right, suggestions like "Regina Gloriana" and "Queen" are "names" you legitimately think H&M would consider for their daughter?
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Old 06-04-2021, 04:21 AM
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Right, suggestions like "Regina Gloriana" and "Queen" are "names" you legitimately think H&M would consider for their daughter?
I find them rather odd names - but I didn't make any such suggestions. I have siad that I dont think its possible to guess what they'll choose.. as there are no "pointers" as there usually are with royals.

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I was being facetious, actually. I think the name that they do pick will be one they like and suitable to their child. Of course if they really want to go with a name that is biblically old and even aristocratic, I'd let them use *my* name which is "Deborah".

Even with that staunch name, I had a guy (a friend actually) in high school that used to look at me and say "take off de bra" with a silly grin.
[…]Dont see them going for bible names.. Its relaly hard to guess iwth them because its easier to say what names they almost certainly WONT give.
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Old 06-04-2021, 06:02 AM
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[…]And pointers? Did anyone guess August Brooksbank's name? Pretty sure little to no one guessed Princess Josephine of Denmark or Sweden's Prince Julian's names. Lots of "pointers" there but they were given names their parents liked. Just like Archie was. And lots of people have guessed that they'd give a nod to Diana or Philip. Or like Archie's Harrison, some type of reference to either of her parents. There's pointers for you right there.
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Old 06-04-2021, 06:10 AM
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And pointers? Did anyone guess August Brooksbank's name? Pretty sure little to no one guessed Princess Josephine of Denmark or Sweden's Prince Julian's names. Lots of "pointers" there but they were given names their parents liked. Just like Archie was. And lots of people have guessed that they'd give a nod to Diana or Philip. Or like Archie's Harrison, some type of reference to either of her parents. There's pointers for you right there.
As for August Brookbank I pointed out that because Bea and Eugenie are minor royals it IS hard to guess what names they are likely to go for and that many minor royals have chosen unusual names. But Harry was a senior royal, so one would expect to be able to make a guess. However they chose unusual names for Archie and I would guess that this baby will have something even harder to guess.
As for Meghan since she's not on terms with any of her family except Doria, Its hard to guess what names might be chosen form that side of the family and now, it seems, Harry is not on terms with any of HIS family so I think that Philippa, Charlotte, Anne, even Elizabeth are out.
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Old 06-04-2021, 06:39 AM
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I think some of us are taking this thread a bit too serious

this is by nature a 'chit chat' thread with 'fluff' in it, because it is pointless to have facts on the name of an unborn child (except for the parents)(which none of us are)(i assume)

so we post in this thread to muse a bit, speculate, procrastinate when we have more useful work to do but don't feel like it, and there's nothing more to it.

any post with 'could the name be...' can be answered with 'yes it could'
but i enjoy reading why some people think up some of the names
and sometimes there are names i think are cool, and others think are oldfashioned and vice versa (like 'Mia'...in dutch that's a very old fashioned name)

if you're not into chitchat threads, this is not the one for you
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Old 06-04-2021, 06:45 AM
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with well known royals there's usually some chance of guessing right as they tend to have a limited pool of suitable names. But with Harry, I'm sure no-one guessed Archie Harrison. Harrison is an American type name, which is fine but it makes it hard to guess... they could have just called the baby Archie Henry...
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Old 06-04-2021, 06:56 AM
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A few posts have been deleted. Let’s please not start arguing about baby names. Any further disruptive posts will be deleted.
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Old 06-04-2021, 07:29 AM
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As for August Brookbank I pointed out that because Bea and Eugenie are minor royals it IS hard to guess what names they are likely to go for and that many minor royals have chosen unusual names. But Harry was a senior royal, so one would expect to be able to make a guess. However they chose unusual names for Archie and I would guess that this baby will have something even harder to guess.
As for Meghan since she's not on terms with any of her family except Doria, Its hard to guess what names might be chosen form that side of the family and now, it seems, Harry is not on terms with any of HIS family so I think that Philippa, Charlotte, Anne, even Elizabeth are out.
And as I pointed out regarding your insistence on a "limited pool of suitable names", Harry is not in direct line of succession. A major catastrophe would need to happen before his children are even remotely close to the throne. So why should he and Meghan limit themselves to "suitable" names? Besides, Harry's current position does mirror that of Beatrice and Eugenie

The intricacies of H&M's familial relationships are pure speculation. You have no idea who they are (or were) "on terms with" and who they aren't.
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Old 06-04-2021, 09:19 AM
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Perhaps, they will go for unusual but not horrid names? (children of celebrities often have unusual but horrid names).


Effie, Elodie, Aria, Aviana, Dinah, Corinna, Gianna, Isis, Layla, Kaia, Marlowe, Oriana, Royce, Sia, Sena, Waverly, Weylyn, Willa, Zariah, Zaylee.
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Old 06-04-2021, 09:32 AM
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Perhaps, they will go for unusual but not horrid names? (children of celebrities often have unusual but horrid names).

Effie, Elodie, Aria, Aviana, Dinah, Corinna, Gianna, Isis, Layla, Kaia, Marlowe, Oriana, Royce, Sia, Sena, Waverly, Weylyn, Willa, Zariah, Zaylee.
Harrison was OK but Archie was IMO awful.. so is Archibald... Ugly sounding and impossible to abbreviate. Ark? Arch?.
I dont know what to expect wiht this child....
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Old 06-04-2021, 09:40 AM
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What if Diane with an e at the end, not an a, was used? It is not Diana. It is possible as a first or middle name.
Interesting thought. Especially for a first name. In that way the child would have her own name but with a very clear link to her paternal grandmother.
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Old 06-04-2021, 09:57 AM
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Harrison was OK but Archie was IMO awful.. so is Archibald... Ugly sounding and impossible to abbreviate. Ark? Arch?.
I dont know what to expect wiht this child....
I thought once that Archie is an abbreviation/diminutive from Archibald.
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Old 06-04-2021, 10:00 AM
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I thought once that Archie is an sbbreviation/diminutive from Archibald.
Yes of course it is, but they chose to use an Abbreviation as a full name. Perhaps they thought that Archibald is not a nice name and might lead to "Baldy" jokes.
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Old 06-04-2021, 10:04 AM
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Archie, not Archibald has been a very popular name in Britain for nearly a decade, as annual surveys have shown. Parents like the form, Archie, and don’t regard it as a shortening of anything. And it’s rising in popularity in the US over the past year or two.

https://metro.co.uk/2019/07/11/archi...-far-10172231/
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Old 06-04-2021, 11:26 AM
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I think, as time gets closer, I'm still sticking with my original train of thought. Oftentimes with royal babies I find that as we get closer I change my mind or my guess but in this case, I still think my original thoughts are fitting.

I fully expect then to go for something very California, hippy-ish, nature inspired, possibly female-icon inspired, etc. I'm expecting something along the lines of Poppy, Willow, Wren, Lark, Harlow, Maya, Lily, or something similar.
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Maya and Lily are hippy California? Lol.
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Old 06-04-2021, 11:39 AM
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Lily is apparently very popular in the US now...
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