A month to go.....the royal baby name

(193 Posts)
MortifiedAdams Sun 09-Jun-13 21:57:54

A few people have suggested Diana will be in there if its a girl but I disagree, though Spencer might make a.nice MN for a boy.

I think Margaret Alice or George Spencer.

Lol kato

Jayden for a boy, Neveah for a girl grin

KittenofDoom Mon 10-Jun-13 13:16:56

"Kings often take a different regnal (ruling) name from their first given name"

That is the exception rather than the rule.

Edward VII discarded his real first name of Albert (possibly for reasons connected with his father). George VI was also an Albert, but took the same name as his father George V to restore continuity following the abdication crisis. The naming of Victoria was complicated by the interference of the Prince Regent. She disliked her first name and dropped it as soon as she was able. These are the only three who have used different regnal names from their first names as far as I recall.

When the present Queen succeeded, she was asked what name she would reign under, and she replied "My own, *of course*". So I imagine that she named Charles with the full expectation that he would in due course reign under that name.

The Queen's choice of Charles suggests that it's unlikely that any name would be ruled out because of baggage from the past. There have been plenty of problems with Edwards, Henrys and Georges, but those names still get used by the royals.

Ilikethebreeze Mon 10-Jun-13 13:19:36

How many names is the baby likely to have?
3, 4 or more?

badtime Mon 10-Jun-13 13:22:58

I think Charlotte is actually not unlikely for a girl, as his da and her ma have related names.

I'd like to see a Stephen* or Richard** for a boy, as people keep saying that royal names are 'timeless', even though they are cyclical like everything else and some will seem 'dated' at any given time.

* So what if King Stephen was a usurper?
** And all the King Richards were knobs (although III does appear to have been the victim of dodgy propaganda)?

Bue Mon 10-Jun-13 13:26:59

I think they will go with a timeless royal name that will fit in with all the other kids at posh London nursery.

Alice or Charlotte for a girl.
George for a boy. Or maybe Edward or Arthur.

I was thinking about this just yesterday. I decided Alice for a girl and George for a boy. I just hope she doesn't use the only boy's name I have on my list for my baby (due Oct).

KittenofDoom Mon 10-Jun-13 13:59:43

Can I just clarify that King Charles II was NOT beheaded, as someone has posted above. Only Charles I !

ivykaty44 Mon 10-Jun-13 14:26:41

sorry that was my mistake - he was exiled I was happily copy and pasting

Livvylongpants Mon 10-Jun-13 14:35:03

I don't think they will use henry.. as I believe that is harrys 'official' name.

I'm just hoping they don't use Robert, which is out name for DS due September yes I know its an awful name but its my late fathers he'll be bobby for short though

KittenofDoom Mon 10-Jun-13 15:53:16

ivykaty Charles II was not exiled, that was James II. Charles II was known as "the Merry Monarch", he died of natural causes.

NomDeClavier Mon 10-Jun-13 16:13:04

Well Charles II ran away and couldn't come back because of Cromwell so he was semi-exiled.

KittenofDoom Mon 10-Jun-13 16:25:25

Whatever, clearly HM the Q didn't give a shit. She still named her boy Charles, and good for her.

FruitSaladIsNotPudding Mon 10-Jun-13 16:26:09

I'm hoping for Adelaide if it's a girl - regal, underused and lovely imo.

ImaginaryHat Mon 10-Jun-13 16:49:50

When we went to the Tower of London on our last trip to London we were told by one of the beefeaters that Prince Charles had chosen not to be King Charles when he becomes King (because of negative associations). He told us what he had chosen and I think it was George, although it was 3 or 4 years ago I can't say 100% that's the name he said! All seems a bit bonkers to me but that's what he said. Whether that'd put them off George for the new baby I have no idea. I'll stick my money on Arthur.

SixPackWellies Mon 10-Jun-13 16:55:36

I think Michael for a boy. After her father, and a nice, still regal name.

And Maybe Alexandra or Victoria for a girl

Thurlow Mon 10-Jun-13 16:58:11

Alexandra Frances Elizabeth for a girl. Because that's almost DD's name so I have a horrible feeling that our familiar but not very common name is going to become a lot more popular!

No idea for a boy. There's a lot of royal names without good histories - John, Richard etc. Maybe they'll give him several middle names that he could chose his royal name from?

dimdommilpot Mon 10-Jun-13 16:58:51

Albert or george for a boy and alexandra for a girl. I do think boy though.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 10-Jun-13 16:59:31

John...

SixPackWellies Mon 10-Jun-13 17:04:11

I think boy too.

John is nice, and it is about time for a revival I think.

Charlotte or George smile

Arthur George Charles or something like that.
Alice Elizabeth Ann or something.

Or maybe Aimee-Rai?

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 10-Jun-13 17:30:46

I was joking. I thought John was not used because of the reputation of John I.

Bowlersarm Mon 10-Jun-13 17:35:06

I'm fairly certain Prince Charles will become King George.

Arthur
Sarah

SixPackWellies Mon 10-Jun-13 17:35:24

The advantage of John is that he would be the only one in his class.

[way trendy, those Cambridges]

I like John. It was one of our alternate names for DC2 if she had been a boy.

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