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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

Trigglesx Sun 28-Jul-13 15:02:02

Not always, no, but sometimes they are. ANd I'm referring to all across MN, not just on this thread.

I'm not angry at either. But I do think the monarchy needs to remain, for a number of reasons. We all have differing opinions. I just hate to see the bile spewed out towards the royals, especially the main group of them - they were all "born into their positions" and are simply living their lives. They could do a lot worse. All these people that freak out over them and say nasty things about them need to calm down and re-examine their reasons for their hatred. It's unbalanced IMO.

ToysRLuv Sun 28-Jul-13 15:14:42

hmm And those people unwilling to disturb status quo in order to make a better, more equal society, just because "it could be worse", need to examine their reasons.

Trigglesx Sun 28-Jul-13 15:17:12

I have. I'm happy with them. smile

YouTheCat Sun 28-Jul-13 15:21:25

Triggles the few people who hate both rich and poor and post about on MN are the sorts of people who just come on for a ruck.

ToysRLuv Sun 28-Jul-13 15:32:30


chillinwithmyyonis Sun 28-Jul-13 17:51:19

Wow, what an irony, so where do all the lentil weaving guardian reading Republican MNetters hang out?

OverTheFieldsAndFarAway Sun 28-Jul-13 19:21:59

If the baby in questions Father happened to rescue a member of your family carrying out his JOB, would you feel the same I wonder.

PeoplesRepublicOfBerkshire Sun 28-Jul-13 19:32:37

Overthefields, what an utterly ridiculous argument. If one of my family got into trouble and needed rescuing, they'd be recused by whoever happened to be on duty at the time. It's hardly likely to be Wills given how little time he actually spends working hmm.

If it was him I would not go all swoony just because, gosh, he's a real life prince hmm. I'd be equally bloody grateful if it was Bill Smith from Birmingham who pulled them out of the sea/off the cliff.

OverTheFieldsAndFarAway Mon 29-Jul-13 06:04:58

PeoplesRep, of course we would all be equally grateful regardless of who the rescuer was. My point was, he does do a job, an important one as far as I'm concerned. I am not a swooner, regardless of the situation but am positive if one of mine were rescued I would mention it to friends and I'm sure most people would. As I have never been privy to Williams time sheet I cannot comment on how many hours he puts in a week. Thanks for your response, it's always good to see things from another's perspective.

sashh Mon 29-Jul-13 09:02:55

Alla: I don't know, and I'll never get the chance to try the role for myself as I'm not one of the Saxe-Coburg (robot grin ) clan.

In the early hours of this morning there was talk of some rapper being a cousin of the new baby, but something like 30th cousin.

Apparently if you have a British ancestor you are probably at least the 30th cousin of a royal, probably a 20th.

ToysRLuv Mon 29-Jul-13 11:07:36

sashh: it was me who said that.. A 30th cousin is unlikely to get to the throne any time soon. In any case, I'm not a Brit (merely scandinavian/mediterranean), so can't be counted in the lot of distant cousins.

But I though the Royal family wasn't particularly British (hence their name, which they'd like to conveniently forget - "Saxe-Coburg and Gotha"?), anyway?

burberryqueen Mon 29-Jul-13 11:10:43

Good point toys!
'Dodi' as a name for the new royal is not even slightly amusing btw.

ToysRLuv Mon 29-Jul-13 11:11:06

Yes, it'd be good if William could save someone I knew. In reality the army wouldn't let him do anything too dangerous, so it's more likely that any saving is going to be done by dispensable "commoners".

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