...to think it's odd to be smug that your child has the same name as the prince

(74 Posts)
makemineabacardi Thu 25-Jul-13 15:08:12

Seen this quite a lot in the last few days - mostly on Facebook/twitter etc to be fair. People just really smug that one of their DCs shares a name with the new prince.

Wow, get you - three years ago you picked an already popular name which is now also the name of the future king. They must have copied you, you trendsetter. No no, please show me more photos of your 'Prince George'. hmm

I've even seen one post where parent was extremely proud of the fact that his DC shared a middle name with new prince George.

I don't get it tbh. And I'm probably being IR. wink

Iamsparklyknickers Thu 25-Jul-13 15:12:29

"They must have copied you, you trendsetter"

grin

Ah let them have their (grasping at straws) moment. There's nothing wrong with enjoying a feeling of superiority every now and then - so grump away safe in the knowledge you're not a twat wink

LittleprincessinGOLDrocks Thu 25-Jul-13 15:14:54

My Granddad is called George - has been for 93 Years! It's like his parents had a crystal ball grin.
I know what you mean and YANBU. 3 of my FB friends have linked the princes name to their family.
To be fair if you chose a fairly regal name for your child (I.E - one that has been used by a king or queen in the past) chances are the royals will use it at some point.

phantomnamechanger Thu 25-Jul-13 15:19:14

If I had just had a baby George, I would be proper pissed off - there will be dozens of them in that peer group now!

phantomnamechanger Thu 25-Jul-13 15:20:42

Oh, and I would feel the need forever more to point out to people who HAD named their George after the prince, that I HAD NOT

(this happened to a friend who had a (very unusual) Leo just before the Blairs!)

EeTraceyluv Thu 25-Jul-13 15:22:25

I have a 13 year old George and I just think it's funny - he is really pissed off though! Especially as we live in Cambridge too grin

My friend's cat is called George. She is bursting with pride. grin

EeTraceyluv Thu 25-Jul-13 15:23:34

I have the same name as a minor (ish) royal who wasn't minor when we were both born. She was born a month before me, which meant that everyone assumed I had been 'named' after her.

BionicEmu Thu 25-Jul-13 15:26:10

I have a 6 month old DD, & was terrified that Kate would have a girl and call her the same name as DD! As they'd be a similar ago I was dreading people thinking I'd just copied, & knew it would make the name popular. I have a DS too, but he's 2.8 years and isn't called George anyway.

So don't really understand people being pleased tbh!

Christelle2207 Thu 25-Jul-13 15:27:21

My baby is due next week. Pleased they've come to a decision, means I can knock George off my list. I'd be annoyed if I'd just had a baby George.

makemineabacardi Thu 25-Jul-13 15:30:25

If I had just had a baby George, I would be proper pissed off - there will be dozens of them in that peer group now!

See, if it was an unusual name I'd understand being pissed/smug (delete as appropriate) but it's a common name, there's going to be dozens of them anyway!

<secretly wishes they'd called him Prince Albert as that would have made for some cracking jokes>

lborolass Thu 25-Jul-13 15:32:36

I'm sure they aren't being serious, it's just a bit of fun, are you sue you aren't overthinking it?

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Thu 25-Jul-13 15:32:40

I have to say that my son is Xander and I did feel happy that they chose Alexander. Not for any showey reason and I wouldn't say it out loud but it was more of a "I knew it was a quality name"

I do however know lots of george's there are 3 in ds2's class and 2 in ds1's

WestieMamma Thu 25-Jul-13 16:59:17

My newborn son is St George. I grew up in Bucklebury and went to the same primary school as Kate, so I know that they really are copying me. wink

Rufus43 Thu 25-Jul-13 17:12:15

All my soft toys were called George. Just saying

StillInBigKnickers Thu 25-Jul-13 17:13:49

We are mainly only impressed due to George of Peppa fame.
dine-saur.... rawwwwrrr....

iwouldgoouttonight Thu 25-Jul-13 17:15:39

I used to have a hamster called George. Makes me 592,895,559 in line to the throne I believe.

I have the same shoe size as Kate Middleton [smug emoticon]

We clearly have LOADS in common!

My uncle is called William. He is older than Prince William. My Nanna was obviously a trendsetter

lborolass Thu 25-Jul-13 17:29:13

Westiemamma - have you really called your son St George? Surely Prince George would have been more apt grin

Iaintdunnuffink Thu 25-Jul-13 17:37:47

It sounds like daft, throw away banter. We have two George's in our office and I've heard a few pleasant & silly comments, it means nothing.

Clary Thu 25-Jul-13 17:40:38

Oh I posted that DS2's middle name is George blush

I wasn't being smug, honestly. It was almost his first name but I am not not not a royalist, quite the opposite.

Panzee Thu 25-Jul-13 17:42:08

Prince George shares my son's birthday. So I'm better than the namesakes, ner grin

DS2 is George and he was very proud that the baby prince has the same name as him. I however couldn't care less!

10 years ago when we chose DS2's name it was more unusual and I didn't know any other children with the name. I am quite disappointed at the popularity it has now and the fact that there will more than likely be hundreds more now.

Thyeternalsummer Thu 25-Jul-13 17:49:45

I'm really pissed off actually.angry My first son is due in the next week and we settled on George months ago - as soon as the sex was confirmed. He's been baby George to family for months. But now it's just going to look like we jumped on the royal bandwagon. Not amused!

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