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Would the Royal baby name put you off one you had chosen?

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lisbapalea Tue 25-Jun-13 15:09:34

Sorry if this has been done before but I wondered what the general feeling is about naming a child in the next 6-12 months with the same name as the impending Royal sprog.

I am expecting DC2 in December and if it's a boy we are really keen on George but someone this morning said that is odds on favourite for Wills and Kate's baby if it's a boy.

It's really put me off, but am I being an idiot?

I am guessing lots of Williams were born in the early 80s and I can't say I think 'Prince William' any time I meet a Will...

propertyNIGHTmareBEFOREXMAS Mon 01-Jul-13 23:29:24

Yes, it would put me off big time.

ElleCloughie Mon 01-Jul-13 22:09:36

I am very pleased that I am due after the Cambridge sprog, because if they chose one of the names we are thinking of we wouldn't use it - mostly because everyone would presume we had just copied something that was suddely made popular, and not that it was a name we had loved and chosen. Figers crossed!

Bodicea Mon 01-Jul-13 22:06:00

oh no charlotte is my girls name!!! Never thought about this before. God would be gutted.
James is my boys name. Reckon that could be have a chance too. Aargh!
Need to sort some reserves out.

amessagetoyouYoni Sun 30-Jun-13 20:59:06

George is

amessagetoyouYoni Sun 30-Jun-13 20:58:57

Gergeis super common, though. Theyre everywhere, so does it matter?

missusmrs Sun 30-Jun-13 20:39:36

Probably yes, my brother was born a week after Harry and despite a boys name been agreed from the outset - Henry (dads middle name) it was swiftly changed!

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 30-Jun-13 20:25:00

Not if was a name I really liked.

Royals always tend to go for classic names anyway rather than rare ones that make people think "oh like so and so". For example,Sienna is a lovely name but virtually everybody will think "oh like Sienna Miller" upon meeting a young one because for most people it hadn't occurred to them to name a daughter Sienna until she popped up in the early 00's.

hollyisalovelyname Sun 30-Jun-13 13:28:18

Fuckwittery no it's not Ava/ Myleene Klass grin

Christelle2207 Thu 27-Jun-13 23:29:00

My baby is due a couple of weeks after theirs and am inpatient to find out its name so that I know what not to call mine.

Essexgirlupnorth Thu 27-Jun-13 22:06:23

No due till October and having a girl but if they do have a girl we won't be using the same name. Not that I think they will use any of my favourite names.

fuckwittery Thu 27-Jun-13 22:03:52

Holly the names not Ava and Myleene bloody Klass is it?

worldcitizen Thu 27-Jun-13 21:59:37

Autumn might not be U.S.American, but an American she is smile, if you get my drift

May I ask from outside the UK, if there is also talk of giving the child the name Diana as the second or third name possibly, or would this be too touchy?

RaisingHooligirls Thu 27-Jun-13 19:54:44

yeah! morto! If they pick Alice, no worries, but if they pick Ethelreid or Alfreida then scarleh forya

squoosh Thu 27-Jun-13 19:35:29

The fact that royal babies don't influence naming trends would make me even more anxious not to use the same name as Will and Kate's baby. If no one else was using the name and you did it would mark you out as a royal Superfan! The type who collects 'lovely' royal plates and teapots from the Telegraph magazine.

RaisingHooligirls Thu 27-Jun-13 19:30:58

/true. I think they chose names that were at least ten years away from their (cyclical) turn in the sun. there were no harrys at that point although there were a few Williams because my cousin who is 35 was named William after our gd

PeriodMath Thu 27-Jun-13 18:24:26

Actually I think Harry was the one name that did take off as a result of the baby prince.

I distinctly remember everyone thought it was a really old-fashioned name, esp the Henry version.

Now we are falling over Harrys.

KittenofDoom Thu 27-Jun-13 18:19:16

I've said it before, but I don't think royal babies do increase the popularity of names. It's taken Beatrice 25 years to catch on, for instance. Eugenie still hasn't. Zara didn't rocket to the top of the charts. Most of the other names are fairly common anyway, William and Henry/Harry were already popular names when the princes were born.

badguider Thu 27-Jun-13 17:37:14

Rocket not ticket

badguider Thu 27-Jun-13 17:36:50

The main reason I'd change if she used our name is that it'll probably ticket into the top 5 names of the year and we've deliberately avoided anything top 20 as I has a fashionable name for my year and hated it!

Dackyduddles Thu 27-Jun-13 11:24:07

Really? I mean there are an awful lot of any name born. Does it really matter if someone, (oh the shame!), royal has it? At least it's a royal baby not Geordie shore surely?

badguider Thu 27-Jun-13 11:18:30

Argh. I hadn't thought of that. Yes it would. She'd better not take our boys name!!!!

Doubt she would though as its got no royal history and is too Scottish.

MissHC Thu 27-Jun-13 11:16:41

For me that would really be a reason to NOT use that name. Due in November so everyone will probably think it's after Prince/Princess X.
We like George too but if it turns out to be a George we'll definitely not use that name.

looki Wed 26-Jun-13 23:13:17

Gosh yes, it would put me off it completely.

I went out with a guy from an European country who had the same name as one of the royal princes of that country and everytime he said his name he added 'after Prince X, we were born in the same year'.

How sad.

PerksOfBeingNorthern Wed 26-Jun-13 19:20:49

Charlotte and George have been my guesses since the wedding but now I'm hoping they pick something that hasn't been mentioned.
I'm sure any baby with the same name in next couple of years will get "as in Prince/Princess" then it won't be noticed after that.

Peter and Autumn have an Isla now to go with Savannah blush that I know that grin

themaltesecat Wed 26-Jun-13 09:41:21

Not our fault if the royals also favour the prettier, more traditional names.

I wouldn't worry about it.

(My short-list for my baby born in late 2010 was William and Kathryn, as it happens, though I'd only heard of the prince at that stage.)

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