Arrh its a boy - please don't call it George!

(166 Posts)
SadPander Mon 22-Jul-13 20:53:31

Not sure how I feel about using my boys name, George, if Kate and William use it. Am I being stupid or would this put you off? Not due until December so is it a big deal??

hawkmcqueen Mon 22-Jul-13 20:57:20

I don't reckon they'll pick George, I think you are safe! They will pick something less used I think - Albert???

Parisbanana Mon 22-Jul-13 20:57:26

I wouldn't be able to call my child the same name as the new Royal baby, even if I had preplanned it so no I don't think you are being stupid.
I'm not anti royals or anything but really wouldn't want people to think I had named my baby after the future king

MikeLitoris Mon 22-Jul-13 20:58:30

I said Albert hawk

ClaraOswald Mon 22-Jul-13 20:59:38

I want Arthur.

TheDoctrineOfAllan Mon 22-Jul-13 21:00:48

Not a big deal, no.

SadPander Mon 22-Jul-13 21:02:51

Thanks Hawk, fingers crossed! We don't even know if we are having a boy yet, but its the one boys name I really like. Hopefully too common for the Royals though!

Parisbanana - I'm exactly the same, I have nothing against them at all, but wouldn't want people to think I was following their lead. I probably shouldn't care and half of me thinks that to not use the name for that reason would be to allow my name choice to be affected by Royals (when this is what I'm trying to avoid people thinking I'm doing if you see what I mean?!)

hawkmcqueen Mon 22-Jul-13 21:05:42

Mike we should have placed bets!

moominsville Mon 22-Jul-13 21:05:48

If you are not due until December I wouldn't worry. I have a George William. I'm not a royalist, but guess I might be secretly pleased I gave me son a name fit for a king ;-)

SadPander Mon 22-Jul-13 21:06:04

I think Albert or Arthur would be lovely (and not only because I don't want them to use George!) Allan you may be right and I need to get over myself, but I do feel like it would stop the name being 'mine' if you see what I mean, for it to be associated with such a high profile baby.

Bowlersarm Mon 22-Jul-13 21:07:52

I don't think it can be George because of the prince Charles thing.

I'm hoping for Arthur.

ouryve Mon 22-Jul-13 21:10:40

George is a fab name. One of my boys has it as a middle name.

I can see how you could be worried about there being 5 others in his class if W&K used it, though grin

EeTraceyluv Mon 22-Jul-13 21:11:17

my 13 year old George is appalled at the possibility grin

TheDoctrineOfAllan Mon 22-Jul-13 21:12:59

There are enough famous Georges though - it's not like it's Louis-Jean-Lucifer or something...

Going to be a bit different here and go for Edgar or maybe Alfred and an outside of David to honor Wales maybe

AidanTheRevengeNinja Mon 22-Jul-13 21:20:07

I worried about this as my DS has a high odds royal baby name. But then I remembered I'm a year younger than Prince William and don't know a whole load of Williams, and when I meet one my first thought isn't "were you named after..." They tend to go for such classic/common names it won't stand out after the first few months of royal baby obsession.

I'm having just this dilemma - we have settled on another royal boy name. I was desperately hoping they'd have a girl for purely selfish reasons blush

Pleasecansomeonereply Mon 22-Jul-13 21:21:15

soontobe - I think David too smile

lostinindia Mon 22-Jul-13 21:22:26

What Prince Charles thing?

CajaDeLaMemoria Mon 22-Jul-13 21:23:25

They think it'll be Frederick, apparently.

I wouldn't worry for a while, honestly.

NadiaWadia Mon 22-Jul-13 21:23:44

If it has to be after a previous royal, how about Richard? Time we had another of those!

But I bet they'll go for George.

Parisbanana Mon 22-Jul-13 21:24:18

I don't think they'll call him David because then you get those people making connections with David Cameron....too political.

I thought about Frederick, but there is already a Frederick Windsor so thought maybe Alfred but known as Freddie?

thegreylady Mon 22-Jul-13 21:25:27

He is Charles Philip Arthur George

Take your pick:

Maybe Ethelred is due a comeback smile

thegreylady Mon 22-Jul-13 21:26:42

David would be great after George 6th

Hey there's nowt wrong with Ethelred... grin

It was abdicating Edward who was known as David... not good history on that!

Ha Ha - neither there is grin

WetAugust Mon 22-Jul-13 21:32:26

I think he'll be called Henry after his brother Prince Harry (who is actually a Henry).

The 2 brothers are very close.

Amongst the other names I would expect William, Charles, Philip and Michael.

LazyMonkeyButler Mon 22-Jul-13 21:36:42

I think Albert nn Albie or Alfred nn Alfie.

Middle names are almost pre-picked for them I would think - probably featuring Philip & Charles.

Zynzong Mon 22-Jul-13 21:46:42

Frederick, Richard or david

thegreylady Mon 22-Jul-13 22:16:37

You are right Ed the eighth was David George V1 was Bertie so presumably Albert.

LucyLastik Mon 22-Jul-13 22:19:59

In expecting Spencer in there somewhere

Bowlersarm Mon 22-Jul-13 22:25:14

lostinindia allegedly, Prince Charles has shown a preference of becoming King George vii when he becomes King. He is able to chose , Charles' have not got a great history as kings and he wants to honour his grandfather/great grandfather, or something along those lines.

Although I suppose just because he becomes King George it doesn't mean that his grandson couldn't be a George as well.

fatfingers Mon 22-Jul-13 22:27:55

Surely we can't have a Prince Albert though? Not given the modern meaning of the phrase!

Zynzong Mon 22-Jul-13 22:28:15

it'd be confusing though. prince Charles is king George. Prince George would still be Prince George. or Duke George. ?? but still George.

Richard is a good solicd name that is very unfashionable at the moment. so I reckon it will be Richard.

Chubfuddler Mon 22-Jul-13 22:29:13

Charles won't ever be king so that doesn't matter.

WetAugust Mon 22-Jul-13 22:32:05

Can you explain please Chub?

Chubfuddler Mon 22-Jul-13 22:36:39

I would think it more than possible he will die before his mother.

The Queen Mother was over 100 when she died but the DofE is 92. I don't think longevity is a problem here. Particularly since the Prince of Wales is so obsessed with organic farming etc.

Bowlersarm Mon 22-Jul-13 22:44:12

Wouldn't count on it Chub, although would say he looks about the same age as his mother.

Zynzong Mon 22-Jul-13 22:44:19

I dont' think the queen will still be alive in two years. Jmo. I think prince Philip will go first. Charles could be king in the next two or three years. Just my prediction.

miemohrs Mon 22-Jul-13 22:50:27

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WetAugust Mon 22-Jul-13 22:53:20

Unfortunately I think we will have to suffer a King Charles sad

Depending on his performance he may well be the last monarch.

I still cannot stomach Queen Camilla angry

LadyHarrietdeSpook Mon 22-Jul-13 22:53:56

It's not going to be David! That is the name the king who abdicated went by.

GermanGirlinLDN Mon 22-Jul-13 22:56:39

I don't mind if they call it George.

WetAugust Mon 22-Jul-13 22:58:27

Here's some I also think will be ruled out:

Andrew or Edward - would been seen as favouring an uncle

Albert -for obvious reasons

James - too associated with Scotland in the run up to the vote on independence

Richard - too many 'dick' jokes

William or Charles - as they already exist

Only leaves Alfred, Frederick, Henry or George

mrspaddy Mon 22-Jul-13 22:59:34

Hi OP.. go with George if you like it and even if they use it.. what harm? We are going for Mary and would have used it if they had a girl Mary as we have special reasons for doing so.

I don't think they will go for George though.

I still have a soft spot for Edgar if they don't go for Alfred

It wont be Frederick or Henry as they are both still current young Royals - Frederick Windsor's first baby is due shortly too.

miemohrs Mon 22-Jul-13 23:04:25

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TheDoctrineOfAllan Mon 22-Jul-13 23:07:55

Can we consider for a minute whether William would want his father to abdicate in his favour?

Because I really think he'd prefer his life to be vaguely normal for as long as possible.

miemohrs Mon 22-Jul-13 23:11:05

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WetAugust Mon 22-Jul-13 23:12:32

That's why I holidaying on the Isles of Scilly - they hate him there grin

WetAugust Mon 22-Jul-13 23:13:23

Could be Francis. That was one of Diana's names.

I hope they call him Arthur smile

justhayley Tue 23-Jul-13 00:14:52

Anyone think it would be great if they called it Tyler after recent news lol.

I think If you like George and the royal baby is also George go for it. Things will calm down by the time you are due think it may be a bit blush if you had yours the day after.

What was Diana's fathers name? Is he Michael or am I making that up?
Would be nice to include that or Spencer somewhere.

NomDeClavier Tue 23-Jul-13 00:25:23

I doubt they will break strong tradition and give the baby the same name as so close a relative as an uncle, so that puts Henry and James out. Frederick is still a contender IMO as the relationship is relatively distant. He's 40th in line and they live in LA.

BeCool Tue 23-Jul-13 02:52:42

I loved George for a boy, but the Georges Bush kind of fucked the name up for me.

Oh and I had girls grin

The Cameron's had DD1's name as a top choice. I was very relieved when they went elsewhere.

mathanxiety Tue 23-Jul-13 05:08:23

Names I think they might use:
George, Louis, Philip, Michael, John (Princess Diana's father's name as well as the name of a brother of George VI), Charles (Prince Charles and also Diana's brother), James, Arthur or Albert. Perhaps Patrick? Alexander, Christian and Leopold might be outside chances.

Unlikely Gary will be under consideration.

SkinnyDecaffGiraffe Tue 23-Jul-13 06:38:48

If Albert, Albie is a dreadful nn. Please don't do it !

James I think

Katnisscupcake Tue 23-Jul-13 06:50:43

I really hope they don't call it George because the name is truly awful...

Mainly because I have an ex called George who didn't wash from one day to the next, picked his nose and wiped it on his wall and picked his belly button which was all infected and disgusting. Yes, he was a grown man... Really grim shock.

I figure that even if anyone works out from that who I am, they'll be too embarassed to admit that they know him too...

Clearly that's a very personal reason for not liking the name, but it'll still make me think of him (yuck) when I hear it so Kate and Wills, if you're reading, DON'T DO IT TO ME!!!

ElaineVintage Tue 23-Jul-13 07:23:50

I think they will choose the name James.

hawkmcqueen Tue 23-Jul-13 09:43:15

I really hope they don't call him James! I have one and so do a lot of other people and we don't need any more! I am adding to OPs horror about George, please also add James ;-)

pygmy Tue 23-Jul-13 09:52:43

I think they'll go for Alexander

TwoTearsInABucket Tue 23-Jul-13 10:08:53

I am adding to be OP and hawk's horror. Don't use Edward - its the only boy's name I vaguely like and DS2 due in November.

Although they can have my absolute first choice of boy's name which is Axel!

Serenity6 Tue 23-Jul-13 10:09:47

Prince Alexander would be nice!

ringaringarosy Tue 23-Jul-13 10:20:21

doesnt it have to be a name from the house of tudor though/?it cant just be any kings name apparently.

ringaringarosy Tue 23-Jul-13 10:21:29

or is it windsor?i dont know not really a royalist but i am excited to hear what they call it,i hope its not george as i have a george,but i tcuod be,i think george james or edward.

squoosh Tue 23-Jul-13 10:43:03

They have a very limited list don't they.

Charles is out, Andrew is out, Edward is out, William is out, Henry is out, James is out (Edward's son is a James).

Patrick is too Catholic, Michael is too Catholic

Of the names suggested here I'd go for Arthur or Edgar. Prince Eddie is a good name.

I really can't see them going for Albert, way too penis-y.

Squoosh - unless they go completely unconventional which I don't think they will, then I am sticking to my Edgar or Alfred with David as an outsider. Could be Arthur too I guess but I reckon that will be No2 son grin

I think it will be Edgar/Alfred, Arthur and Mary for the family

NomDeClavier Tue 23-Jul-13 11:02:10

I think Edmund is in the running.

arabesque Tue 23-Jul-13 11:03:36

Does it have to be the name of a former King? I mean there was a King Richard 1 etc so why can't this King be a something the first?

John has a classic royal feel about it and I think Princess Diana's father was called Johnnie so it would be a nice way of remembering her.

i think Blackadder would put me off Edmund but they are probably too young to remember it smile

squoosh Tue 23-Jul-13 11:08:14

Alfred might work, but I bet they'd be put off by the masses of Alfies all over the country.

I don't like Edmund, but I do like Eddie so I won't be too dismissive of it.

I LOVE Johnny. You can't go wrong calling your son Johnny.

It would be amazing if they went completely left field. After all the Queen has a great granddaughter called Savannah!

True but not so close to the throne.

My left field option guess would be something like Nicholas or Lawrence - still not that different but away from the "royal" selection.

squoosh Tue 23-Jul-13 11:34:30

They are probably locked in a room with a laminated sheet bearing two names and the Queen is sitting outside with the keys saying 'make up your minds'.

Ha Ha - maybe grin

We took 3 days for our first and a week and a hlaf with our 2nd so the country might have a bit of a wait on it's hands........and they might starve in their room in the meantime....unless of course Queenie has their newborn held hostage outside the locked room grin

diddl Tue 23-Jul-13 12:40:29

Hasn't William got a cousin George-Lady Sarah's son?

I'm sure I read somewhere that James is a favourite-but would also have thought not due to that being Edward's son.

Also read that Edward & Sophie wanted to call him Theodore, but the Queen vetoed itsad

arabesque Tue 23-Jul-13 13:30:02

Can the Queen veto names? How come she allowed Zara, which is even less royal than Theodore?

squoosh Tue 23-Jul-13 13:31:53

I think because much like Savannah the further away from succeeding the thrown they are, the less control she feels the need to exert over their names.

squoosh Tue 23-Jul-13 13:33:04

Apparently Beatrice or Eugenie (can't remember which one) was going to be called Annabell by her parents but the Queen said 'no' as she didn't approve of her granddaughter having the same name as a nightclub.

* How come she allowed Zara, which is even less royal than Theodore?*

Cos Princess Anne has bigger balls than Edward so probably told her to get to fuck grin

CockyFox Tue 23-Jul-13 13:36:50

In reply to the original post, I am named after a Royal, my parents were going to call me something different but then changed it there were 7 of us in my class at school with the same name. It has never bothered me, in fact I don't think anyone has ever commented on it.

Backpaw Tue 23-Jul-13 13:40:52

I met a 'Magic' today (boy). I wonder.....

arabesque Tue 23-Jul-13 13:52:31

Annabel is much nicer than Beatrice or Eugenie. Pity they didn't stand their ground.
I would have thought Edward's son would be pretty far removed from the throne. The Queen (or, I presume, her advisers) should have kept her/their beak out.

diddl Tue 23-Jul-13 13:56:10

Ooh-Diana's paternal GF was Albert!

diddl Tue 23-Jul-13 13:57:30

I think that Edward's son is now 8th in line?

sheeplikessleep Tue 23-Jul-13 14:18:14

Agh, I'm due in 4 weeks and expecting our DS3. The one and only name we agree on is Henry, so I'm really hoping they don't go with Henry!! Or else will be back to the drawing board

FobblyWoof Tue 23-Jul-13 14:26:55

I'm due in December too and I wouldn't use a name that Will and Kate choose.

Two reasons really; one, the name will shoot up in popularity and although I like fairly popular, traditional type names I really don't want a name in the top five. Two, everyone will think you've deliberately picked it because of the royals!

FobblyWoof Tue 23-Jul-13 14:30:10

I don't think they'll choose Henry as that's Harry's actual name, and the same for James as it's Kate's brothers name.

I think Edward is eighth in line to the throne now:- Charles, William, baby, Harry, Andrew, Beatrice, Eugenie, Edward.

FobblyWoof Tue 23-Jul-13 14:31:58

Fuck sorry for all the posts! But I don't think they'll pick Johnathan either because of Prince John. I beleieve that since him there's been no one called John in direct line to the throne

arabesque Tue 23-Jul-13 14:46:16

They may pick a name they like but also have a name for when he's King. The Queen's father was Bertie but became King George and Edward vlll was David.

diddl Tue 23-Jul-13 14:58:10

Yes, I miscountedblush

Edward's son is 9th in line!

And yes, of course, her brother is also James.

Gary, after her Uncle??grin

AidanTheRevengeNinja Tue 23-Jul-13 14:58:45

Squoosh - what does penis-y mean and why is Albert penis-y?

Impartial question, I don't have one (an Albert or a penis grin )

Albert is not allowed.
well, i think they're allowed to call him Albert, but Albert cannot be his King name.

I like Arthur or Frederick.
actually, I love Frederick.

squoosh Tue 23-Jul-13 15:04:12


Penis-y means penis related.

A Prince Albert is the name of a penile piercing favoured by Queen Victoria's husband.

squoosh Tue 23-Jul-13 15:05:08

Why is Albert out?

Naming this child is a diplomatic minefield!

squoosh Tue 23-Jul-13 15:06:24

Well I know why Albert is out, my mind must be fevered from looking at the wikipedia page!

Coconutty Tue 23-Jul-13 15:07:09

Am praying it's Jaidon.

ooh, someone mentioned Francis because of Diana.

I love Francis too.

Didn't someone say there was a list of approved names they should pick from?
does anyone have a link to that?

squoosh Tue 23-Jul-13 15:10:45

The list is in the Queen's handbag.

Albert is out because Queen Victoria said that there would never be a King Albert - they refused to let him be King - they allowed Prince Consort but wouldn't go as far as King Consort (being the closest allowed because the monarch was a Queen.)
their reason was that a King must rule higher than a Queen, and the fact that it was her job meant that he couldn't be called King.
so she said that there would never be a King Albert.

nothing to do with the piercing named after him to keep his trouser front flat.

squoosh Tue 23-Jul-13 15:17:58

I'd say these days it would have a little to do with the piercing, although no one at the palace would be so indelicate as to say that.


AidanTheRevengeNinja Tue 23-Jul-13 16:45:32


Thanks Squoosh. The things you learn on mumsnet grin

arabesque Tue 23-Jul-13 16:45:38

Queen Vic is dead. They should just ignore her. In fact they should ignore everyone and call the baby whatever they like -
King Josh, King Sam, King Oscar, King Steve, King Keith, King Kyle, King Brooklyn, King Kong, anything they like!

i like the Albert tradition though.

8thplace Tue 23-Jul-13 17:41:56

Isn't Prince Albert something a bit rude?

( I hope for George after my DS)

Backpaw Tue 23-Jul-13 18:29:08

Did Prince Albert have a little prince albert though? Was it really to do with keeping trouser fronts flat? Can someone please explain that one?

You don't necessarily keep your name when you become Regent. You can call yourself whatever you like.

They are leaving the hospital at about 7 tonight they are saying on the news. If they were 'real folks' their car would have been clamped (traffic wardens are viscious around the hospital) and the baby seat would be a source of mystery to them.

I wonder if I'll see them on my school run (I pass the palace every day!). I shall wave daily (until royal protection tell me to stop).

AidanTheRevengeNinja Tue 23-Jul-13 20:05:50

There was a distinct lack of swearing given that they were fitting a car seat for the first time.

Roffle - it was a clunk-click base. That's what we had too. Who knows how much anxiety and swearing there was strapping him into the seat behind closed doors... grin

GuffSmuggler Tue 23-Jul-13 20:13:57

There are absolutely LOADS of Georges around, it's not exactly a rare name that will only become popular if they use it!

diddl Tue 23-Jul-13 20:17:57

I think it'll ne something Charles Michael.

Backpaw Tue 23-Jul-13 20:21:25

Wouldn't it be fun if it was Kayden, Jayden or Mustafa? Much more interesting. I'm off to Paddy Power's to put on a bet now.

twinklestar2 Tue 23-Jul-13 20:32:23

I reckon it'll be Alexander.

chipsandpeas Tue 23-Jul-13 20:39:46

id go with Ralph wink

gettingeasiernow Tue 23-Jul-13 20:55:24

I reckon Arthur.
DH thinks Anglesey.

Zynzong Tue 23-Jul-13 23:19:09

Frederick, Richard or Louis I think!

George is just too underwhelming. People want something a bit more 'oh my goodness, that's unfashionable!'. I think it will be Richard. I like that. Butit 's not used any more. Rich and Will.

Arthur is awful. She has good taste.
George is ok but I want more excitement
Alexander the same.

Zynzong Tue 23-Jul-13 23:20:21

He must have practised the car seat thing. I guess you would if you know you're going to be filmed fiddling hopelessly with it.

Zynzong Tue 23-Jul-13 23:22:10

Francis is out too i'd say, nice though it is! king/prince Frankie sounds funny! and also, too spencer, too pope.

Zynzong Tue 23-Jul-13 23:24:57

somebody should open a nightclub called kweenelizabeth. tudbee funny

Speaking of car seat, did you spot that the baby wasn't actually strapped in? sad

WetAugust Tue 23-Jul-13 23:55:21

I'd like Richard - I've used it myself grin

ClaraOswald Wed 24-Jul-13 00:18:53

The seat was on a base and the straps were done up- just not exactly properly because he was swaddled.

mathanxiety Wed 24-Jul-13 05:28:33

Also he didn't have one of those little head supporting cushions around his head.

mathanxiety Wed 24-Jul-13 05:39:41

Michael is a name from Russian and Greek and also Romanian royal families iirc so not too Catholic. Also there is a Prince Michael of Kent who is somewhat in the doghouse most of the time.

sassytheFIRST Wed 24-Jul-13 06:23:04

There are a number of king names which are perceived to be unlucky as Bad Things happened to the last one called that.

Richard - the third - killed in battle of Bosworth
John - hated and forced to sign Magna Carta by his barons
James - the third - booted out in favour of his sister and her husband.

So none of those are likely.

sassytheFIRST Wed 24-Jul-13 06:27:43

Oh and Henry is a bit dodgy too, thanks to Henry the 8th and his liking for a new wife on a regular basis - occasionally via the execution block.

AlmondFrangipani Wed 24-Jul-13 08:22:39

Sadpanda I have the exact same dilemma but with Henry! I'm due in 2 weeks and we have struggled with boys names right the way through only to finally agree on 1 option!! I'm hoping they don't use Henry because of Harry...and i don't think I can use the same name as them as the comments from people 'oh you used the royal baby name' would do my head in! Fx for both of us!

BellEndTent Wed 24-Jul-13 08:28:39

George and Richard are my son's names. sad

Please be more original Kate, please! grin

arabesque Wed 24-Jul-13 11:38:29

How about Stephen? There was a King Stephen aeons ago. Or Harold?

Zynzong Wed 24-Jul-13 16:07:21

Richard would be an original choice BellEndTrent. I'd approve. It's a strong name, there arent' many out there. Surprised there are two on this thread tbh.

George is a perfectly good name but I want them to pick something a little less used than George.

MissStrawberry Wed 24-Jul-13 16:09:19

Why do you care what people think?

I don't care what people think particularly, but I care what they say. I've had enough hurtful thoughtless remarks about this pregnancy (which is financially and medically unremarkable) without wanting to field any more thoughtless bullshit once he arrives.

Coconutty Wed 24-Jul-13 17:52:39

They can't call him Prince Dick, surely.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 24-Jul-13 17:53:44

Well it's hardly an usual name in the great scheme of things,lots of little George's around.

I'd more reluctant to use a very unusual name it was give to this or any other high profile baby or indeed was already the name of a high profile person (Sienna as Miller, for example).

But I'm fairly sure you'll be fine calling yours George even if they do so first.

MrsMongoose Wed 24-Jul-13 18:24:45

Sorry OP! Back to the drawing board?

dimdommilpot Wed 24-Jul-13 18:30:28

You can still use it, i love it.

Rut ro OP.

Meanwhile I am breathing a sigh of relief and toasting the Cambridges' excellent taste and discretion wine <-- Schloer obv.

Bowlersarm Wed 24-Jul-13 19:04:56

Bad luck OP. I'm really surprised, would have thought that would mean too many royal George's and thought they may be a little more original but hey ho. I love the Alexander Louis bit, not that they'll be used much.

Chubfuddler Wed 24-Jul-13 19:19:31

2/2 for me - I called it as a boy named George weeks ago.

AidanTheRevengeNinja Wed 24-Jul-13 19:19:53

ah but console yourself with this OP, seems there probably won't be a glut of them after all:

SadPander Wed 24-Jul-13 19:21:28

Oh no!!!!! Fingers crossed mine's a girl! sad

Backpaw Wed 24-Jul-13 19:25:44

Has he a name then?

Chubfuddler Wed 24-Jul-13 19:28:11

George Alexander Louis

SadPander Wed 24-Jul-13 19:30:57

George! Trying to decide if its putting me off or not, most people seem to be saying it doesn't matter too much. I know George was hardly an original or unusual name in the 1st place, but thinking that a 'baby George' will only bring one little person to mind for most of the UK now! Guess all the talk of him might die down by December though?

YoniCollette Wed 24-Jul-13 19:36:03

Not impressed my baby is George Alexander! I was hoping she would have a girl or at least be more original.

I'm expecting lots of comments now at my babies christening sad

Backpaw Wed 24-Jul-13 19:41:20

Ow lawkes. And that combination! I shall just call in little Fred Jimmy for his tea...

SadPander Wed 24-Jul-13 19:42:09

Collette is that your chosen name? When are you due?

Anyone got any suggestions of alternatives to George of a similar style? I think that if I can't find anything I love as much I will stick with George, but might explore other options in case there is something I love but haven't thought of. Find the sex out in 2 weeks, but have a gut feeling its going to be a boy!

Backpaw Wed 24-Jul-13 19:42:44

At least my GA is a big hairy lad now!

Backpaw Wed 24-Jul-13 19:44:23

There's always Andrew, Edward, William...

TheDoctrineOfAllan Wed 24-Jul-13 19:44:29

I honestly think it'll be fine by December. Also - do you know any 30ish year olds called William or Harry? If so, bet you don't think of the princes...

GrimmaTheNome Wed 24-Jul-13 19:44:41

> I love the Alexander Louis bit, not that they'll be used much.
They might be - remember Edward VIII was always called 'David' and George VI was 'Bertie' to their family.

YoniCollette Wed 24-Jul-13 19:46:06

No he's already here. He was born before she announced her pregnancy.

I know it's a popular name but am still pissed off. I just hope the royal baby business dies down. I think lots of people aspire to be them so I expect it will be number one name next year.

GrimmaTheNome Wed 24-Jul-13 19:47:15

>Also - do you know any 30ish year olds called William or Harry? If so, bet you don't think of the princes...

Not IRL but William Grundy in the Archers, who I think was called after Prince William... for some reason I always visualise him as looking like Wills in gamekeepers clothes ...and sometimes am vaguely surprised Wills doesn't have a Borsetshire accent.

That's probably just me though grin

SadPander Wed 24-Jul-13 20:06:42

You're probably right, perhaps the name will even go down in popularity as it may put some people off using it. My main annoyance is that Dh wants Jacob and I know he will use this to put me off George and get his own way! I got married a couple of months after Kate and inadvertently had a similar lace dress ( though I do think a lot of wedding dresses look the same!) and same first dance song. Seem to make a habit of doing the same things but with considerably less style and grace. Worried I might look like a wanna be royal stalker!

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 24-Jul-13 21:09:55

Grimma to be fair George I'V was known as Bertie because his names was Albert* and George was only his regnal name.

*Queen Victoria decreed that there could be no King Albert because her Albert couldn't be King. They've all dopily followed that ever since.

MrsMongoose Wed 24-Jul-13 21:54:33

SadPander I'm sure nobody thinks that. It's your own mind picking up the similarities - most people are too absorbed in their own lives to notice the details of someone else's!

hawkmcqueen Thu 25-Jul-13 08:00:21

Sorry Sadpander I was wrong :-( it's still a class name and let's face it, literally fit for a little prince :-) I would still use it. And as said it will prob go down in popularity now.

Backpaw Thu 25-Jul-13 08:05:16

Who cares really? Your George will be your little boy! Its not like theuy called him Kylie Hingly or something and you copied that!

hawkmcqueen Thu 25-Jul-13 09:50:54

You also have proof by way of this thread that you thought of it first - if you're reading this Kate, It was Sadpanders name first!!!

SadPander Thu 25-Jul-13 18:01:46

Haha thank you Hawk! And Mrs Mongoose, yes you are probably totally right! I'm awful for over analysing at the best of times and baby names bring out the worst in me! I still love it so definitely not ruling it out.

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