...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

Thank goodness they didn't choose my DS's quite uncommon name. I'd have been fuming. There'd be loads of them in school in 5 yrs time.

FirstStopCafe Thu 25-Jul-13 17:51:38

YABU I'm sure people are just having a bit of fun. There's no harm in it

PipkinsPal Thu 25-Jul-13 17:54:45

I bet Asda is chuffed with his name. grin

MrsEricBana Thu 25-Jul-13 17:56:24

My friend has a ds called George-Louis - wonder if she's feeling SUPER smug?

LittleprincessinGOLDrocks Thu 25-Jul-13 17:56:41

Just realised Prince George was born on my Granddad Georges 93rd Birthday! Spooky grin

Wouldn't put me up or down if I had a George/was going to have a George simply because it is such a common name. Whatever they named the prince would become extra popular so choosing an already popular name was on the ball of them smile

I loved the name Georgia for dd2 - due in 2 weeks - and if df had let me use it I wouldn't bother if people thought it was after the prince. It'd be an odd thing to do but then I am odd wink

Asdas Facebook feed have 3 'hrh prince George' baby vests I think being released for sale today/tomorrow - they are tacky but almost worth buying grin

My female tortoise is George. <smug>

Hope RMB doesnt get to five years old and then they notice he is indeed a she...

mumofthreeandcounting Thu 25-Jul-13 18:03:00

I think you're overthinking it. Are you possibly a bit @#!*% off that they didn't choose the name of one of your kids? You sound a bit like you're protesting too much, if you know what I mean.

It doesn't actually mean anything, you know?

Footface Thu 25-Jul-13 18:03:01

I have a George, and every git will call their ds George. Great. So thanks wills and kate

Rooners Thu 25-Jul-13 18:23:03

I think they are just being silly. That's all it is. A bit of flim flam.

I wouldn't stress it. (I nearly called my 6mo Georgie, but didn't, and I didn't know it was the most likely name for theirs either - I am quite glad I didn't now)

Mumoftwoyoungkids Thu 25-Jul-13 18:39:10

I have an 8 week old ds with a classical name. I spent the 2 days terrified that they would use it so am very relieved about George!

quoteunquote Thu 25-Jul-13 18:48:16

We have a family member who called her first son William after her father, the year before Diana and Charles did,

then a year and a half later called her second son Henry after FiL, called Harry for short,

she was very unimpressed, and constantly recites their birth dates if anyone comments.

and both parents have names that are in use in the generation of royals, they get teased a lot.

I am properly pissed off my ds is 14 mths and round here george isnt a common name everyones a finn noah alfie or henry but by the time he hit school I bet theres going to be 100s of them. there were 6 people in my year with the same name as me and I hated it but guess I have to man up and deal with this fuckwittedness

littlemisswise Thu 25-Jul-13 19:15:42

I wanted to call DS2(16) George after my great grandfather who was called George William, but DH wasn't keen on it. Obviously my Nan's parents were way ahead of their time!wink

YoniCollette Thu 25-Jul-13 19:22:20

I'm not happy. My baby is George Alexander. I new it was popular. About number 12 in name ranks I think. Surely now it'll be number 1 though? I would have chosen something else if I'd known.

ThePowerof3 Thu 25-Jul-13 19:52:18

My baby boy has a very traditional name but came very close to being a George, I wouldn't worry though its a lovely name

DeathByTray Thu 25-Jul-13 19:55:48

My grandad was George.

DH's dad is called George.

My brother's middle name was George.

My real initials are ER - and they're on cushions and thrones everywhere.

crown
grin

ouryve Thu 25-Jul-13 19:58:30

There used to be lots of Georges in my family. I revived it as DS1's middle name, almost a decade ago.

I am the trendsetter. Go me.

(DS1 is a bit impressed with the prince's name, naturally)

Capitola Thu 25-Jul-13 20:00:54

I'd be really pissed off.

I was worried they might have a girl and give it my name (was always mooted as favourite).

ShadowMeltingInTheSun Thu 25-Jul-13 20:24:20

I've heard the opposite from my friend with a baby George!

She's really hacked off about it - says that everyone will think her DS is named after the prince, despite her baby being 6 months older. Apparently the possibility that the royal baby might be called George never crossed her or her DH's minds until after the royal baby was born grin

Tallalime Thu 25-Jul-13 20:33:59

My old car was called George <smug face>

My new car is called Vladimir <looks pointedly at Zara>

IneedAyoniNickname Thu 25-Jul-13 22:04:40

Sparklingbrook

My friend's cat is called George. She is bursting with pride
I also have a friend who is pleased to have a vat called George, do we know the same person?

WestieMamma

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.
My friend (not the one with the cat) also went to school with KM, you probably know him! He has been interviewed by BBC news fairly often as a result.

My claim to closeness to the royal family is..
I was due on the day Prince Harry was born, but was early so wasn't born the same day.
I was born in the same hospital as KM, as were my DC, and admittedly nearly everyone I know.
ds1 was the same birthweight as one of the royals, Harry or William I think.

I have another friend who has casually mentioned (about a million times) on fb that the new Prince has the same name as her ds3s middle name. Based on the fact that all her ds' have middle names that are traditionally used by the royal family, its hardly that surprising.

notasgreenasiamcabbagelooking Thu 25-Jul-13 22:23:12

But will it really mean an increase in Georges? Did we have loads more Williams after he was born?

Are you one of my facebook friends? hmm

My 5yo is called Alexander George (Outing myself here) and yes I am double smug at my good taste.

I wouldn't be so smug if he was a newborn though! grin

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