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Does anyone fancy a royal name prediction thread?

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greenteawithlemon Wed 24-Apr-13 22:13:10

My money's on Elizabeth. Or Caroline.

LazyMonkeyButler Thu 13-Jun-13 00:33:49

I like Caroline, Alexandria, Georgiana or Frances as a first name with the obvious Elizabeth Diana Victoria middle names.

If I had to put money on the name though, I would go for Alice. Or maybe Louisa? Didn't Queen Victoria have a daughter Louisa? Actually no, that's probably too close to Prince Edward's daughter Louise.

mathanxiety Sun 28-Apr-13 01:54:04

I'm leaning towards Caroline, Adelaide, Mary or Alexandra. Or a combination of several of those four, maybe with Diana in place of Mary. I also think Frances has a chance - it was Diana's middle name.

I can see them using Michael somewhere in a boy's name. And Philip and Louis and maybe Arthur. I also fancy the chances of Albert and Frederick (two names of George VI). Maybe George.

KittenofDoom Sun 28-Apr-13 00:49:04

Oh, absolutely. It would be weird now though!

ProphetOfDoom Sun 28-Apr-13 00:08:16

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themilkmonster Fri 26-Apr-13 14:16:16

Sorry Siluria x-posts!

themilkmonster Fri 26-Apr-13 14:15:09

Girl - Mary or Alice, middle names Elizabeth Diana

Boy - George or Arthur, middle names Henry James (after their brothers)

siluria Fri 26-Apr-13 13:54:06

Please not Alice as that will be my DD's name, due in August.

On those grounds alone, I bet it will be Alice ...

KittenofDoom Fri 26-Apr-13 12:52:51

Don't think it matters, especially if they used different versions within the family. James or Jamie or Jimmy etc.

Stokey Fri 26-Apr-13 12:51:36

I hope they go back a bit further.
Cecily or Blanche for a girl, Edmund or Arthur for a boy.

FreedomOfTheTess Fri 26-Apr-13 12:34:24

I don't think they'd use James, as that's Edward's son's name, and he's still quite young.

I may be wrong though.

KittenofDoom Thu 25-Apr-13 23:20:58

SchmaltzingMatilda If you mean Arthur of Brittany, he was Henry II's grandson, not his son.

Fallenangle Thu 25-Apr-13 23:13:45

Boy or girl, surely it will be called Anyfucker (or Shirley).

ProphetOfDoom Thu 25-Apr-13 23:05:54

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KittenofDoom Thu 25-Apr-13 22:43:49

It would be weird to have a King Arthur or a King Alfred though. He couldn't be "the Second" because neither Arthur (if he existed) nor Alfred was King of the whole of England.

ProphetOfDoom Thu 25-Apr-13 22:36:38

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FairPhyllis Thu 25-Apr-13 22:36:14

Girls names: Charlotte, Caroline, Alexandra, Margaret, Helena, Mary or Alice as a first name. My money is on Caroline to pop up somewhere to honour both Prince Charles and Carole Middleton.

Elizabeth and Diana will def. feature as middle names.

Boys: George, Richard, Michael ... er.

Philip and Charles as middle names. John will NOT feature as it is not a lucky royal name.

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KittenofDoom Thu 25-Apr-13 22:14:51

Albert, hmmm, dunno. It's one of Prince Andrew's names, iirc. I think Philip is a certainty to feature if it's a boy. (He will have an Aunt Philippa too.)

MimiSunshine Thu 25-Apr-13 22:14:22

I think theyll go for safe traditional names but with what will proclaimed to be an affectionately known as... in order to keep it youthful.
Mary Elizabeth as Marielle / Marelle (and is a variation if Mary) but I can't seen Diana being in there, just invites too much comment.

James Albert with Jamie

KittenofDoom Thu 25-Apr-13 22:11:56

Princess Frances sounds a bit comical.

NorthernLurker Thu 25-Apr-13 22:11:27

I agree Charlotte or Caroline are really strong contenders. I think Albert will feature for a boy, for the Queen as it was her father's name.

MsJupiterJones Thu 25-Apr-13 22:04:53

Love Frances but could we have a British Queen called France(s)?!

So I'll plump for Mary Frances Elizabeth.

SconeRhymesWithGone Thu 25-Apr-13 21:16:48

I heard that the George thing was supposed to be to please his grandmother (Queen Mum), not his mother. He would be honoring her husband George VI.

I think Charlotte stands a very good chance if it is a girl.

gazzalw Thu 25-Apr-13 19:36:01

Have you got Cassandra's soothsaying abilities, MimsyBorogroves!????

KittenofDoom Thu 25-Apr-13 19:00:23

Why on earth would Charles think that calling himself George would please his mother? She named him Charles, didn't she?! I can't see any reason why he would choose not to reign as Charles. The few monarchs who have not used their first names as regnal names had specific reasons.

I don't think the Cambridge baby will have more than four names. The Queen herself only has three. Four seems to be usual in the family, although Edward VIII had seven forenames. That was an exception: they included the four patron saints of the UK. Don't know whose idea that was!

I wouldn't rule out Charlotte, it ticks a lot of boxes. We would have had a Queen Charlotte had she not died young, and we have had a Queen Consort named Charlotte. It would honour Charles and, in a roundabout way, the maternal grandma, although Caroline would be a closer match for Carole and I wouldn't be surprised to see that one either.

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