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Royal baby Albert?

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FindTheLightSwitchDarren Fri 06-Oct-17 07:51:05

Apparently Ladbrokes are offering odds of 14-1 that the Royal baby will be named Albert. But won't that make him Prince Albert, like the intimate piercing?

I know the first (?) Prince Albert (Victoria's husband) came before the piercing, but surely the D&DoC won't use it now they know about the piercing.

Checking as I'm expecting a boy before they are and like the name Albert! Not set on it though.

FindTheLightSwitchDarren Fri 06-Oct-17 07:52:05

Btw, it sounds from that^^ as if I know the D&DoC are having a boy - I don't!

ErrolTheDragon Fri 06-Oct-17 08:01:34

surely the D&DoC won't use it now they know about the piercing.

Wtf would they (or the majority of the population) know about names given to piercings?confusedIt wouldn't have occurred to me that piercings might even have a name.

It makes me think, more happily, of Albert and the Lion.

Sophronia Fri 06-Oct-17 08:07:34

I don’t think it will be Albert due to the piercing. I think they’re more likely to go with Arthur or Alfred.

Unihorn Fri 06-Oct-17 08:08:41

Yeah definitely screams piercing to me. I sort of hope they go with it.

FindTheLightSwitchDarren Fri 06-Oct-17 08:11:47

grin Errol is that the poem about the little boy getting eaten by a lion? My amazing granny used to recite this at family parties. She did it very well. I'd rather be pierced than eaten though, tbf wink.

Surely most people know about the piercing... or am I really strange for knowing grin? I mentioned it to a quite straight laced friend and even he knew what it was, so I thought everyone must!

FindTheLightSwitchDarren Fri 06-Oct-17 08:12:41

Oh x-post; glad it's not just me!

Unihorn Fri 06-Oct-17 08:13:44

My husband has one which is probably the main reason I know however!

FindTheLightSwitchDarren Fri 06-Oct-17 08:20:55

Ah fair enough unihorn! Does he like it? He must if he's still got one I guess!

elQuintoConyo Fri 06-Oct-17 08:23:50

What piercing where? I am totally lost.

Shit name for a baby, anyway.

Unihorn Fri 06-Oct-17 08:24:46

I assume so! grin I don't really notice it too much.

ErrolTheDragon Fri 06-Oct-17 08:26:35

My DM could recite albert and the lion too (and the Return of Albert). Which makes me a generation older than you so maybe that explains my ignorance of piercings...

kaytee87 Fri 06-Oct-17 08:29:48

Have never heard of the piercing. Don't know why the royal family would have heard of it either.

ScarletSienna Fri 06-Oct-17 08:32:15

I’d think piercing too and I’m the same age as them so I think they’d avoid!

Unihorn Fri 06-Oct-17 08:33:45

I don't think the royals live in a complete bubble from modern culture. Especially given they both attended university and are of an age where I would assume they would know about the piercing.

FindTheLightSwitchDarren Fri 06-Oct-17 08:34:28

I'm a year and a bit younger than DoC, so I think they'll know it.

Errol, wonder if you're my auntie grin! Did you used to be a primary teacher?

sinceyouask Fri 06-Oct-17 08:36:01

There are more than a handful people who haven't heard of the Prince Albert piercing? I wouldn't have thought so.

kaytee87 Fri 06-Oct-17 08:38:57

I don't live in a bubble and am 30yo, haven't heard of it. Is it an English thing? Pretty sure it's not a thing in Scotland anyway.

Unihorn Fri 06-Oct-17 08:39:51

I'm Welsh, so no.

Unihorn Fri 06-Oct-17 08:41:35

Also it was first around in the 70s so not particularly modern either.

FindTheLightSwitchDarren Fri 06-Oct-17 08:41:36

I'm not English either. I can't remember if I first heard of it in England, Ireland or Scotland though... Could have been any of them.

elQuintoConyo Fri 06-Oct-17 08:42:08

I've lived in Barcelona since 1998, so no i haven't heard of it.

Can someone put me out of my misery re the piercing? Is it in the foreskin? I'm guessing foreskin. Or through the nads.

Unihorn Fri 06-Oct-17 08:43:05

kaytee87 Fri 06-Oct-17 08:43:24

Think I'm going to have to text my husband and see if he knows what it is grin

YogaPants Fri 06-Oct-17 08:44:18

I would bet on Arthur rather than Albert, because of the piercing.

Not such if it was a girl. Alice, maybe?

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