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Best name suggestion I've seen for the newborn drain on the taxpayer...

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SolidGoldBrass Tue 23-Jul-13 23:16:07

I popped into a pub this afternoon for a wee and a pint and they had a Royal Baby Name sweepstake board behind the bar.

Someone had suggested 'Dodi.' grin

NomDeClavier Tue 23-Jul-13 23:30:53

Technically the baby will be supported by the Duchy of Cornwall's revenue, not 'the taxpayer'.

LimitedEditionLady Tue 23-Jul-13 23:31:25

Its not the name,its the title of the thread.

YellowJug Tue 23-Jul-13 23:31:33

You don't know what that child will do or what he will achieve. It's like saying a baby born on a council estate will amount to nothing, it's not fair to put that on him before he's even speaking!

And the Dodi joke is just vile. Really vile.

IfNotNowThenWhen Tue 23-Jul-13 23:31:45


LimitedEditionLady Tue 23-Jul-13 23:32:30

Im referring to the title of the thread as the other person was

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Tue 23-Jul-13 23:33:39

Yes please re edit the title someone. Not funny or clever just spiteful.

Fecklessdizzy Tue 23-Jul-13 23:33:53

My gang's money are on ...

Edward / Arthur ( DP )

Adolf / Grimbeard ( DS1 )

Rufus ( DS2 )

Tyson / Benedict / Voldemort ( me )


LegoAcupuncture Tue 23-Jul-13 23:34:34

Bypassing the "joke" about his name, the title is awful. There is no need for it.

SaucyJack Tue 23-Jul-13 23:34:58

I don't agree with the monarchy, nor it's funding either YoutheCat.

But still, no need to take it out on the baby. Just not cricket in my book.

usualsuspect Tue 23-Jul-13 23:36:12

If this title gets edited I'm off.

Wbdn28 Tue 23-Jul-13 23:36:33


Monty27 Tue 23-Jul-13 23:37:26


coralanne Tue 23-Jul-13 23:37:28

My initial comment was directed at the title of the thread.

It's a bit sad that a persons initial reaction to a cuddly newborn is that, but hey, let's forget about it and enjoy the warm and fuzzy feeling a newborn generates.

It's like Kate said, everyone who is a parent will know how they are feeling at the moment.

cheerfulweather Tue 23-Jul-13 23:40:54

"It's like Kate said, everyone who is a parent will know how they are feeling at the moment."

I agree wholeheartedly with Kate's sentiment.

HeySoulSister Tue 23-Jul-13 23:41:29

Doesn't William work? Earns a wage etc? Pays tax?

Fecklessdizzy Tue 23-Jul-13 23:41:39

I don't know where Rufus came from either, Monty, I think there was a King Rufus in the lego knights you could get a few years ago and DS2 is an utter fiend for lego so maybe it sort of lodged in his subconcious somehow!

I rather like it ...

cheerfulweather Tue 23-Jul-13 23:43:05

William Rufus (i.e. William the second)! Tsk.

fruitpastille Tue 23-Jul-13 23:46:26

My four year old DDs suggestions:
Stinky bum bum
She found these hysterically funny as you can imagine!

Fecklessdizzy Tue 23-Jul-13 23:47:29

Wasn't he terribly bad tempered and died in a suspicious hunting accident?

cheerfulweather Tue 23-Jul-13 23:48:10


McNewPants2013 Tue 23-Jul-13 23:48:19

An awful title.

CointreauVersial Tue 23-Jul-13 23:49:22

Oh boooo, SGB.

softlysoftly Tue 23-Jul-13 23:49:56

For starters the "newborn drain" will as Kate so far has earn this country far more than he costs. Just watched a review on the likely income/interest from home and abroad in all things royal Baby branded. It's billions.

Secondly William is in the forces, he works, yet unlike other serving men gets no respect for that?

I actually couldn't stand Diana and am not a massive royalist but truly hate the vitriol saved for them which is "ok" because they are privileged.

The only name suggested for the baby I find amusing is Tyler. Just so Katie Hopkins could have it shoved in her face.

Fecklessdizzy Tue 23-Jul-13 23:50:28

OK, perhaps not Rufus, then. Pity though as the lego one was a good egg!

SolidGoldBrass Tue 23-Jul-13 23:51:47

You can enjoy vicarious warm-fuzzy-newborn thrills every minute of every day. Babies are literally born every minute and hopefully most are born healthy to mothers who survive the birth, and are lovingly welcomed into the world. All that is very nice.

But in a climate of crippling 'austerity' and increasing cuts to public services added to some deeply unpleasant propaganda about poor people, it's a bit worrying that everyone's being told to rejoice about the birth of one particular baby who is supposedly more important than the rest but who the rest are going to be paying for, like it or not.

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