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leticia.h 06-06-2021 12:48 PM


Originally Posted by Nico (Post 2405539)
Eye roll for the name ... but in a way it's typical Sussexes, so here we go ...
A birth is always the most wonderful news, so congrats to the proud parents.

same here... I would expect nothing less from them

Tatiana Maria 06-06-2021 12:49 PM

The full statement from the website of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex:

It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world. Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA.


Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet. Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales.


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While the Duke and Duchess are on parental leave, Archewell will continue to do important work and publish stories on the site.

Despite the parents using Lili, I suspect she will be called Lilibet on the official website of the royal family, since the website refers to for example Mike Tindall and Edo Mapelli Mozzi by their legal names Michael and Edoardo.

Sandy345 06-06-2021 12:49 PM

Probably she will be nicknamed Lili a sweet name.

ThistleDoNicely 06-06-2021 12:51 PM

Awww, such happy news! Congratulations to Harry and Meghan on the birth of their baby girl.

Lili is such an adorable name. :smile:

Emme 06-06-2021 12:56 PM

Welcome Lili Mountbatten-Windsor!

RoyalNight 06-06-2021 01:07 PM

Names in honor of royal connections... And nothing for supportive and loving granny Doria...:whistling:

Anyway, I'm happy the baby is healthy. Congrats!

Duc_et_Pair 06-06-2021 01:13 PM

Interesting that in their communiqué the couple refers to "The Princess of Wales", a title Diana lost more than 25 years ago, since the divorce from The Prince of Wales.

An Ard Ri 06-06-2021 01:17 PM

Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess at the birth of their daughter.

Curbside 06-06-2021 01:19 PM

I love the names! Both kids have informal versions of pretty traditional names.

I figured the baby would have “Diana” in there somewhere, since she’s the Sussexes last child.

lirienn 06-06-2021 01:23 PM

It's all cute but I'm slightly disappointed that Doria wasn't included.
Like.. they went ballistic against the royals yet they milk the names. No shame. Shame about no Doria who was a great mother..

eya 06-06-2021 01:25 PM

Congratulations to the couple!!!

Denville 06-06-2021 01:32 PM


Originally Posted by Heavs (Post 2405541)
Lilli is actually a pretty name and goes well with Archie and is quite popular now.

But can I please hope that they'll now stop attacking everything her great-grandmother holds dear now that they've proven that they want to be connected with royalty? Anyone want to take a bet? ;)

I dont think so. But I like the name Lily, if they like it why not just use it? They were always going to use Diana, that was a given.

Lady Chiara 06-06-2021 01:33 PM

Congrats! Welcome Lili!
Glad to Hear they are both well
Diana was expected and is a nice tribute.
I'm Not a fan of Lilibet because I find it too nickname-y and to much a reference to someone specific (and very important), in my opinion just Lily or Lili would have been better and a more wearable name but it's just my opinion and the important part is that they are happy and so is the Queen (I would like to say that this would be my opinion with any of QEII descendants using Lilibet as a first name, it is not specifically a critic to the Sussexes)
Still, congrats to the new family of four and I wish Lili an amazing life

Curbside 06-06-2021 01:38 PM

I just did a quick search and it looks like at least eight of the queen’s descendants are named “Elizabeth” in some form.

acdc1 06-06-2021 01:40 PM

I actually like the name Lili, the sentiment is sweet and Archie and Lili go well together as a sibling set. However, I don’t love using Lilibet as a full name, I think going straight for Lili or naming her Elizabeth and calling her Lili would have been better. I guess the “nickname of a nickname” thing really throws me off and Lilibet is just such a strange name on its own.

Spheno 06-06-2021 01:43 PM

I don't like use of the queen's nickname as forename. It doesn't look appropriate. :(

Somebody 06-06-2021 01:43 PM


Originally Posted by Curbside (Post 2405563)
I just did a quick search and it looks like at least eight of the queen’s descendants are named “Elizabeth” in some form.

Not in 'some form'; the firstborn daughters all have Elizabeth as one of their names. All of them except the Sussexes used the queen's official name Elizabeth as a middle name. Nobody dared to use the queen's intimate childhood nickname; except for those who least respect her legacy.

Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise
Zara Anne Elizabeth
Beatrice Elizabeth Mary
Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary
Isla Elizabeth
Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
Lena Elizabeth
Lilibet (Lili) Diana

If they didn't want to use Elizabeth, why not use 'Lily' as her official name that would be clearly inspired by the queen without using the name that Harry would never dare to use to refer to his grandmother. Alternatively, they could have used Elizabeth as her official name and announce that she would be known as Lily but that would make less sense in combination with their choice for Archie (instead of Archibald being called Archie).

And the poor child will have to endure the mockery for her rather weird and old-fashioned (but not traditional) legal name... all of this could have been easily avoided.

ladongas 06-06-2021 01:45 PM


Originally Posted by HighGoalHighDreams (Post 2405529)
... only using a nickname that is reserved for intimate friends of her own generation, meaning it has no significance to him or his wife.

But I had forgotten who I was reading about.

Not so:

‘...whom Diana has called “Aunt Lilibet” since childhood.’

cdm 06-06-2021 01:45 PM


Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair (Post 2405550)
Interesting that in their communiqué the couple refers to "The Princess of Wales", a title Diana lost more than 25 years ago, since the divorce from The Prince of Wales.

I noticed that too and their own names/title are in the format of the divorced Diana and Sarah.

Archie and Lili make a nice combination.

It’s sweet that both Diana’s granddaughters bear her name.

Sunnystar 06-06-2021 01:47 PM

Agree with those who aren't fans of Lilibet - that's a family nickname not a regular name - even Archie at least had that going for him. Lili or Lily would have been much nicer and still retained the connection - and would have flowed better off the tongue than Lilibet Diana. Using Lilibet is just too try-hard and cutesy for words. Seriously, this kid is going to have to live with "Lili" or "Lilibet" on her CV/resume/applications for the rest of her life.

I'm highly amused at how many of us here called Diana as one of her names. Not all that unsurprising since William used it as one of Charlotte's middle names - her sons both still, very clearly, love and miss her dearly.

Also, word up to everyone who said the baby was likely due last week or this week. Let's pat ourselves on our collective backs for knowing that in the US summer "starts" Memorial Day weekend/first week of June, lol.

But, also - congratulations to the family. Now that they're on paternity leave, maybe they'll be silent for a few months.

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