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It's a boy! Congratulations Kate and Will

Not really a question. But aren't all you anglophiles glad the wait is over? Now... what will the name be? I'm guessing something like James Phillip (after great-granddad). Just wish I could be there ...
Congratulations to England, the UK, and all us anglophiles!!!!! Mazle tov!

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Wow.. we were all expecting a girl.. and ,,, more importantly with all this waiting I have been switching on tv more often,, but lo and behold the first place I learn of the birth is here on one of my travel forums.. thanks Toni. Switched the tv on now to see a bit of the news!

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And they "proved" it would be a girl! I, too, like the name James. Throw in a few more: William, George, Edward, Arthur.....

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I had my money of a girl eventually to be called Boadicea II, R.

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I kept checking to see if Kate had the baby today while I was at work, then finally heard the church bells ringing out across the city and knew it had arrived. The bells rang for about 15 minutes.

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I was really hoping for a Princess, but I got over that in a few minutes. Can hardly wait to learn the name; Lots of choices when you get to give your child four names. I'm thinking there will be a George, Phillip and maybe John in there someplace. Edward? Guessing not.
What a happy day!

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I have it on good authority the baby's name will be Montgomery.

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Well there have been some mighty powerful King Edwards!

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There has also been an embarrassing Edwards...( to some anyways ) one... like the last one who married that scarecrow.. lol .. no don't think there will be another King Edward for awhile..

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I think the UK really needs to go back to it's roots... how about Æthelsan II or Harthacnut II? BTW, amidst all this royal baby watching, did anyone notice that Belgium now has a new king and queen consort? Say hello to King Phillip and Queen Mathilde.

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The ceremony and parade in Brussels were shown on TV5. A memorable day in British history with this birth.

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Really none of my business but I considered names briefly and decided it had to be a family name, hopefully not James. Nothing wrong with the name James, but it conjures up concepts of Scottish conquest, divine right of Kings vs. law, and civil war. Oh well, I guess it could have been worse - it could have been Charles. God save the Queen.

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This is just a thought I had this morning. Its too bad Punch magazine isn't published any more. It would have had a ball with this one.

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My money's on George (well, not literally), after his great-grandpa and a lot of others. It's probably been long enough since that unpleasantness with the colonies under an earlier George. On the other hand, we haven't had a Henry in a long time. If they exclude every name that a bad king has had, they'll have to come up with a whole new one!

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My daughter suggested Spencer as one of the names (they always have several). This would be a wonderful tribute to her grandmother. Maybe James Phillip Spencer...

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Richard and John may not be popular either. How about Jason or Matthew, Mark, Luke or Adam? I like Albert; Victoria may not approve, but she's gone.

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Well, they have a few decades to bring him up to speed, so perhaps "Æthelred the Prepared".

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I think Spencer would be nice, but I have a feeling the name will not be chosen so emotionally .. I feel sorry for any baby boy called George, Henry or Philip,, they are sort of old man names.. but oh well..

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Actually Harry's name is really Henry. There seems to be just a few names and they all seem to be recycled quite a bit. I am betting that George figures into one of the names.

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George was the 6th most popular boy's name in the UK in 2012 on some charts - so maybe not so much of an old man's name here.

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Well it's been announced as George Alexander Louis! Only three names - there's a break with tradition.
I assume that Louis is to honour Louis Mountbatten? Does anyone out there in the UK know? Alexander....does that relate to anyone in particular?

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Queen Alexandra, wife of Edward VII. The male version is Alexander.

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You call your children GEORGE ... ugh.. here I thought you were a civilized lot over there. I do like Alexander( actually my second sons second name also so a tad bias) .. and Louis .. oh well ,, who ever bothers remembering what the third name is.. So its little George.. ugh.. I will have trouble looking at an adorable tot and calling him that.. is there a nice nickname for George ?

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Interesting, searches for a "George" nick name brings up names for George Bush! I think Georgie is as good as it gets. Although, I think if you want to give it a northern feel you pronounce it with a G as in Good. : ) At least it wasn't Henry which would mean Hank. Pam

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I'm with Pat... really disappointed they chose George. Maybe they'll call him Alex? I thought for sure they'd have Spencer in there somewhere... I'm surprised they didn't. If they had asked me, that would have been his first name!

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"GEORGE ... ugh.. here I thought you were a civilized lot over there." Excuse me but don't some of you posters think you just might be insulting a lot of George's out there? Especially the ones on this forum. Speculating on the possible names for the new prince was fun and reading the comments after the announcement is interesting, to say the least, but could we leave the insults out of it.

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Little Geordie. By the way, Edward VIII was christened Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David and the family always called him David.

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Congratulations! To the parents, the country and the world.

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Well, here's what the sardonic British magazine Private Eye has on the cover of its latest issue: WOMAN HAS BABY!

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My mom said the same thing about George, but I think with the requirements of 1. Royal name and 2. Not wanting him to have the same name as any immediate family, the choices were limited. There was probably, realistically, only a handful of names to choose from. And yeah, they could call him Alex. Maybe that was the name they would have chosen without all those other considerations. I think Georgie is cute, though.

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George wouldn't be my first choice for a little boy either but I like how King George sounds. Loved Colin Firth's portrayal of King George in the movie The King's Speech so it will be great to have another King George. He seemed like a good guy, hope his namesake takes after him.

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King George busted his hump. So does the Queen. I'd rather sit nekkid on a fire ant mound than do all the crap they have to do.

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Grier's right, they had to consider what he'd be called as king and King George does sound good. I was thinking for a baby, but that's not their criteria. I like George for an adult and I especially like the name Geor. Norma, that's funny!

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It was never going to be Albert. He would have been Prince Albert. Over here, a Prince Albert is the name for a particularly - how shall I say this- ahem!-intimate site for body piercing!!

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Susan, thanks for your comment about "Geor". As you can figure out I pushed an "enter" button before typing my entire name, and so Geor has stuck with me on this forum. BTW: while England has had six "King George"s including the mad George III who also lost the North American colonies and George VI (the baby Prince of Cambridge's great grandfather) who overcame a stuttering problem to deliver morale lifting speeches during World War II I happened to be named after our George Washington. Furthermore my brother is named Abraham after you know who. I always that was an unusual name for a non-fundamentalist Christian or a non-Jew especially when the person is Chinese.

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Ed, It's a deal. You sit nekked on an ant hill while I get a nice pension for traveling and practicing my parade wave. I will admit I'd rather be Harry than William. When you're the runner-up, there's not nearly as much concern about how you conduct yourself - now he's not even that. Thoughts on the name George? If it's good enough for all of George Foreman's kids, it's good enough for the King of England. His kids are George Jr., George III, George IV, George V, and George VI. "If you're going to get hit as many times as I've been hit, you're not going to remember many names." Maybe the Royals limit themselves to only a handful of possibilities for the same reason?