who wants to speculate on willkat's first child's name?

(202 Posts)
darleneconnor Wed 17-Nov-10 11:20:53

I know they've only just got engaged but an heir and a spare will be on their way soon enough.
My first thoughts are:
George/ georgia
Arthur
Alexandra
Edward
Elizabeth
Matilda
Jane
Victoria
Diana
James

imahappycamper Fri 19-Nov-10 13:21:25

Is it about time the royals recycled Victoria?

grumpypants Fri 19-Nov-10 13:24:23

Edith

HowsTheSerenity Fri 19-Nov-10 13:27:07

Well they could always copy the Danes. Boys have to be Frederick or Christian.

mathanxiety Fri 19-Nov-10 20:14:58

Mary
Alice
Cecelia/Cecile
Frances
Charlotte
Helena
Alexandra
Adelaide

Alexander
Constantine
Alfred
Nicholas
Andrew
Victor

darleneconnor Sat 20-Nov-10 11:50:28

Having given this way too much thought grin I don't think they will use the same first nameas any other living members of the royal family.

For their firstborn I also don't think they will use a name that hasn't been a previous monarch.

Which pretty much just leaves Victoria and George.

onimolap Sat 20-Nov-10 12:18:09

As they're Waleses, then I guess there'll be David in the middle for a boy, plus Phillip, and maybe Henry as the brothers are close, or Michael; probably with a name of one of Queen Victoria's children: Alfred, Albert or Arthur, possibly also Alexander or George.

A girl would have Diana, Catherine and Elizabeth in the middle, with a Victorian name such as Victoria itself, Alice or Helena, possibly also Alexandra, Caroline, Isabella or Mary.

LovelyJuggly Fri 31-Dec-10 06:13:41

Ibrahim.

VerintheWhite Tue 04-Jan-11 16:14:07

Alfred David Phillip Arthur Charles
Diana Elizabeth Margaret for middles for a girl

Not Arthur, I think its been avoided since Henry VII's son died, not James as Edward has one already.

Changebagsandgladrags Sat 09-Apr-11 22:35:09

Wayne or Waynetta

missmelo Wed 20-Apr-11 22:25:54

Emma
Victoria
Matilda
Margarita
Caroline
Grace
Elizabeth
Helena
Eleanor

Arthur
Louis
George
Henry
David
Albert
Alexander

Diana for sure for a middle name

ValiumBandwitch Sat 23-Apr-11 10:04:50

Can they use Elizabeth again? well they can, but there is already a young Eliza short for Elizabeth in the family. Whose child she is escapes me right now.

What are Edward's children called? Alice and John is it?

ValiumBandwitch Sat 23-Apr-11 10:06:57

onimolop, I like your predictions. Think Victoria or Caroline for a girl quite likely to be on their list.

freesias Sat 23-Apr-11 10:09:30

alfred

canute

boudicca

henrietta

henry

charlotte

rufus

freesias Sat 23-Apr-11 10:13:24

alexandrina which if i'm not mistaken was victoria's given name until her father or uncle had a strop at her christening

albert

georgiana

Ponders Sat 23-Apr-11 10:15:07

MissMashMissMash
Bertie as a nickname would be cute. Wasn't the Queen's Dad called this although his official name was George?

His name was actually Albert - he took the name George when he became King in the interests of continuity etc, after Edward VIII (whose name was actually David confused) fucked up

(Apols if someone has already answered this!)

Ponders Sat 23-Apr-11 10:18:13

oh - sorry - Edward VIII was

Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David

aka David grin

(they clearly got all 4 UK patron saints in there - never noticed that before!)

kickingking Sat 23-Apr-11 10:21:14

Edward's little girl is called Louise, Valium. She's a bridesmaid, I believe

My money's on Alice for a girl. Other likely contenders are Victoria, Mary or Caroline.

Boys...hmm. Albert or George?

freesias Sat 23-Apr-11 10:21:28

john i think is also a no go for similar reasons to arthur

richard maybe

ValiumBandwitch Sat 23-Apr-11 10:31:27

ah yes, Louise and James. Thanks.

Possibly David for a first name for a boy? the names the royals pick are always out of fashion (and george and alice are very IN fashion)

Mary for a girl could be on the list. There was a Queen Mary once wasn't there? confused

Ponders Sat 23-Apr-11 10:36:23

several, VB smile

kickingking Sat 23-Apr-11 10:40:43

That's true about Alice and George.

Mary sounds likely. I actually think it's a very pretty sounding name - similar sound to Molly, really.

I'm finding boys harder. David could be a possibilty as they are Waleses. Freesia's suggestion of Richard might be another.

I'm embarrassed at how into this I am getting - I'm a republican, dammit!

gorionine Sat 23-Apr-11 10:43:47

Albert

Mary
Victoria

Ponders Sat 23-Apr-11 10:55:56

(think of it as just another baby name thread, kickingking wink)

These are Victoria's children's full names. The boys all got Albert & Louise got Alberta (I like that!) but the girls didn't all get Victoria. And there is a German influence of course...

Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa
Albert Edward
Alice Maud Mary
Alfred Ernest Albert
Helena Augusta Victoria
Louise Caroline Alberta
Arthur William Patrick Albert
Leopold George Duncan Albert
Beatrice Mary Victoria Feodore

anyway without blatant duplication/"copying"they could have

Victoria
Adelaide
Mary
Louisa
Alice
Maud
Helena
Augusta
Caroline
Alberta
Theodora (instead of Feodore)

Albert
Alfred
Ernest (I think not...grin)
Arthur (superstition aside)
Patrick
Leopold
Duncan

valiumbandwitch Sat 23-Apr-11 11:14:03

ooh leopold sounds ripe for revival. but Leo could be a bit papish for the church of england?! i dunno does that matter to them?

kickingking Sat 23-Apr-11 11:42:49

Duncan is a bit Macbeth, sounds unlucky to me <weirdo emoticon>

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