The Significance of a Royal Name

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As I’m sure you’re all aware, Royal Baby number three arrived on Monday and bookmakers all over the nation have never been happier with the Prince’s new name. Despite all odds and bets, the new Prince was named Louis Arthur Charles.

 

What’s the significance of a Royal baby name? Here’s everything you need to know, should you find yourself in the position of naming a new prince or princess…

 

 

THE FAVOURITE BOYS NAME

 

ALBERT

The Queen’s great-great-grandfather, father and husband of Queen Victoria.

 

RICHARD

The name of one of England’s most famous kings, Richard the Lionheart.

 

CHARLES

Obvious reasons, the next King will be King Charles III. If you’re a fan of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs, this may be the choice for you.

 

WILLIAM

William is second in line for the throne and will be the fifth King William. A royal favourite.

 

HENRY

Fun fact: Prince Harry’s name is actually Henry. It’s also the name of the most notorious King, Henry VIII. He was known for having six wives.

 

 

THE FAVOURITE GIRLS NAME

 

ELIZABETH

Already being Princess Charlotte’s middle name and the name of the current Queen. (Contrary to those who refer to her as Lizzie…)

 

JANE

There’s nothing plain about these royal Jane’s. Jane Seymour (one of King HENRY VIII’s wives) and Lady Jane Grey – famous for being the shortest reigning monarch, just nine days.

 

VICTORIA

Up until 2015, Queen Victoria held the record for the longest reigning monarch.

 

CATHERINE

Kate Middleton is not the first Catherine within the Royal Family.

 

 

PRINCE LOUIS ARTHUR CHARLES

 

Louis was the 10th top choice amongst bookmakers, already being Prince William and Prince George’s middle name. Although not confirmed, Louis may be named after Prince Charles’ great uncle. Louis Mountbatten served in the Royal Navy during the First and Second World Wars. The name means “famous warrior.”

 

Arthur is again Prince William’s middle name, as is Prince Charles. It was also the middle name of King George VI, the Queen’s father. The Italian name means “noble and courageous.”

 

Charles is an obvious reference to the new Prince’s grandfather, Prince Charles. This is not the first time Kate and William have named their children after their grandparents, Princess Charlotte’s middle name is Diana after all.

 

 

PRINCESS CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH DIANA

 

Charlotte was chosen for the Princess simply because Will and Kate liked the name. It is also believed that William and Kate may have chosen Charlotte to reference Prince Charles, Will’s father.

 

Princess Charlotte’s middle name comes from her great grandmother and the current monarch, Queen Elizabeth.

 

The Princess’ third name honours Prince William’s late mother, the much loved Princess Diana.

 

 

PRINCE GEORGE ALEXANDER LOUIS

 

Prince George is the royal family’s seventh King George. The Queen’s father, King George VI, was the last George to hold the crown.

 

Alexander pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth’s middle name, Alexandra – which is also one of Kate’s favourite names.

 

Prince George now shares his middle name with his younger brother, Prince Louis.

 

 

What do you think of the new Royal Baby name? Do you think it’s important?

Let us know below!

 

 

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