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Old 24-07-2013, 22:58
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who is calling their child George in this age? I don't think its popular at all.

Traditional or not this up there with Henry, Ethel, Gertrude, Ruth, Maeve, Alfie and Sarah in horrible. No offence to anyone with those names.

Alexander is a cute name tho.
George is a very popular name for Greeks. My dad, grandad and cousin are all George. My son should I be blessed to have one will be named George after my dad and grandad. It is a name I associate with kind, loving, amazing men in my life.
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Old 24-07-2013, 23:10
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My son is called George he is nearly 5 it will be really popular now, but I dont know another child called George at the moment. We chose the name as its a good solid traditional name. So in my biased view they couldnt have picked a better name for the new baby
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Old 24-07-2013, 23:18
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Old 24-07-2013, 23:25
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who is calling their child George in this age? I don't think its popular at all.

Traditional or not this up there with Henry, Ethel, Gertrude, Ruth, Maeve, Alfie and Sarah in horrible. No offence to anyone with those names.

Alexander is a cute name tho.
Number 6 in the top boys names for 2012 so you'd be wrong
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Old 24-07-2013, 23:33
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Number 6 in the top boys names fir 2012 so you'd be wrong
My grandson starts school in august , 12 in his class and three are called George
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Old 25-07-2013, 04:27
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So pleased about the 'Louis'
It makes me imagine One Direction fans getting excited over the baby sharing a name with one of their darlings. 'Shud of cald im Prince Liam Harry Louis Zayn Niall LOL!1!', they'll be tweeting.
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Old 25-07-2013, 06:27
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So the Name is George. How disappointing! Rather boring Name! Perhaps privately they will call him Alex? I do not use my first Name!!! At least when Diana and Charles picked Henry we were told he would be referred to as Harry!! A much more fun Name! Oh well, the main Thing they were lucky enough to have a healthy Baby, so many People do not.
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Old 25-07-2013, 12:58
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My youngest sons middle name is George, and my oldest sons middle name is Louis. I pick such posh names
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Old 28-07-2013, 23:43
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After they named the royal baby I was still thinking wonder if they would have called the baby after Diana had it been a girl and so as im quite into family trees & geneology decided to have a quick look at Dianas family tree as all I really knew was she had a titled brother. So....wikipaedia showed me that she had 3 siblings...Sarah McCorquodale, Jane Fellowes and Charles Spencer, in that exact birth order, each of these 3 siblings had children , however interestingly they all have ONLY one son each..

Sarah's son is called George...Jane's son is called Alexander....and Charles' son is called Louis....George Alexander Louis.....I wonder if William chose the babys names for this reason to honour his mothers side of the family or is it a coincidence? wouldnt put it past William after giving Kate his mothers engagement ring.

Wish Id spotted it a few weeks ago as could have put a bet on it.
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Old 29-07-2013, 00:21
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After they named the royal baby I was still thinking wonder if they would have called the baby after Diana had it been a girl and so as im quite into family trees & geneology decided to have a quick look at Dianas family tree as all I really knew was she had a titled brother. So....wikipaedia showed me that she had 3 siblings...Sarah McCorquodale, Jane Fellowes and Charles Spencer, in that exact birth order, each of these 3 siblings had children , however interestingly they all have ONLY one son each..

Sarah's son is called George...Jane's son is called Alexander....and Charles' son is called Louis....George Alexander Louis.....I wonder if William chose the babys names for this reason to honour his mothers side of the family or is it a coincidence? wouldnt put it past William after giving Kate his mothers engagement ring.

Wish Id spotted it a few weeks ago as could have put a bet on it.
Diana's brother, Charles, has TWO sons. They are named Louis and Edmund. I like your thinking, Having watched some interviews with Diana on youtube from many moons ago, she says that William and Harry play a lot with her sisters' children (George and Alexander would be in the same age group as William and Harry) and are very close to them. So it would be a nice gesture to name his son after his cousins on his mother's side and of course, they are regal names anyway. Louis, Charles' eldest son, is a lot younger than William, still a teenager I think.
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Old 29-07-2013, 00:52
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Thanks for replying bbnutnut, I didnt notice Charles Spencer had 2 sons, I thought id discovered something of deep significance lol
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Old 29-07-2013, 01:09
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Thanks for replying bbnutnut, I didnt notice Charles Spencer had 2 sons, I thought id discovered something of deep significance lol
It was still good detective work and was still probably significant in their choice of names
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Old 01-08-2013, 22:57
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I have a brother called Georg. Yes it is spelled that way too. He's my favorite brother.
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Old 01-08-2013, 23:19
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Thanks for replying bbnutnut, I didnt notice Charles Spencer had 2 sons, I thought id discovered something of deep significance lol
Oh I'd say it is significant. You did well with noticing the names. I wonder if they'll choose any of the Spencer side as a Godparent. The more prominent royals tend to have quite a few Godparents.
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Old 01-08-2013, 23:30
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who is calling their child George in this age? I don't think its popular at all.

Traditional or not this up there with Henry, Ethel, Gertrude, Ruth, Maeve, Alfie and Sarah in horrible. No offence to anyone with those names.

Alexander is a cute name tho.
I heard on the radio a few weeks ago that a lot of the "oldfashioned" names such as the ones you mention above are becoming trendy again. To be honest if I was about to become a parent I would rather give the child an oldfashioned traditional name rather than some of the names given to the children of some celebrities in recent years. At least these are "normal" names.
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Old 01-08-2013, 23:53
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My cousin was considering George for her unborn son, not because of the Royals, she did say it earlier . Might have a hard time convincing people now
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:42
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My two year old is named George, after my grandfather. I winced when I heard that they were naming him that. Can imagine a thousand George's rocking up at school.
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Old 02-08-2013, 13:29
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I did laugh at the letter's page of my local Scottish paper .One lady was moaning that the baby had no Scottish names

She needs to do some research on the name Alexander !!
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Old 02-08-2013, 22:05
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I did laugh at the letter's page of my local Scottish paper .One lady was moaning that the baby had no Scottish names

She needs to do some research on the name Alexander !!
Origin: Aléxandros (Greek)
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Old 03-08-2013, 22:54
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I like his names. Not keen on the initials though - GAL
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Old 03-08-2013, 23:46
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who is calling their child George in this age? I don't think its popular at all.

Traditional or not this up there with Henry, Ethel, Gertrude, Ruth, Maeve, Alfie and Sarah in horrible. No offence to anyone with those names.

Alexander is a cute name tho.
Oi, I have a George and an Alfie - both fab names in my opinion
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Old 03-08-2013, 23:48
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My cousin was considering George for her unborn son, not because of the Royals, she did say it earlier . Might have a hard time convincing people now
My husband's cousin named her baby "Rylan" about 18 months ago. Poor woman is mortified now, but at the time "he" hadn't hit anyone's tv screens!
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