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Old 10-07-2013, 20:04
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I've read lately that Alexandra is currently the bookies' favourite if the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge's baby is a girl. To be honest I can't see the baby being given this name as it would cause confusion due to the fact there is already a Princess Alexandra still in existence.

Maybe if the baby is a girl they could name her:

Angela Mary Frances Marguerite

Not sure about a boy though
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Old 10-07-2013, 20:13
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If they have a girl, I pray that the name will not contain any kind of reference to Diana whatsoever just because of the way the press will not only have a field day, but continue to beat the (excuse the expression) dead horse even more.
Not only that, but naming your own child after your dead mother is a bit creepy.

I've read lately that Alexandra is currently the bookies' favourite if the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge's baby is a girl. To be honest I can't see the baby being given this name as it would cause confusion due to the fact there is already a Princess Alexandra still in existence.

Maybe if the baby is a girl they could name her:

Angela Mary Frances Marguerite

Not sure about a boy though
There are two Prince Edwards, so you never know.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_...,_Duke_of_Kent
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Old 10-07-2013, 20:17
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Tyler or Chardonnay... Perhaps Tilly Fizz.
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Old 10-07-2013, 20:27
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Not only that, but naming your own child after your dead mother is a bit creepy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_...,_Duke_of_Kent
No it isn't creepy at all
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Old 10-07-2013, 20:38
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Old 10-07-2013, 21:18
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To be honest I can't see the baby being given this name as it would cause confusion due to the fact there is already a Princess Alexandra still in existence.
This one would be Princess Alexandra of Cambridge, which is how they would distinguish them.
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Old 11-07-2013, 00:58
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:15
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How is naming your child after your deceased mother ..who you adored ..creepy?
When I had my last child if it was a boy I was going to name him after my deceased dad ...
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:39
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I would love it if they named the child Keith or Heather or something similar of a peasant nature Just to cause an uproar.
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Old 11-07-2013, 02:31
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How is naming your child after your deceased mother ..who you adored ..creepy?
When I had my last child if it was a boy I was going to name him after my deceased dad ...
Creepy is the wrong word - uncomfortable, difficult, painful might be better choices. Given William seems to have a close relationship with his father and step mother I don't think Diana is likely. While I don't think they would object its a fine line between honouring your mother and remembering messy pain and sadness. Plus the media would go into meltdown and no one wants to put that on a child. Of cause it might turn out to be a boy and all this talk is a waste of time
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:11
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Not only that, but naming your own child after your dead mother is a bit creepy.
I don't think it's at all creepy (though it's not something I would personally ever do), but I think the press obsession is.
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:31
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How is naming your child after your deceased mother ..who you adored ..creepy?
When I had my last child if it was a boy I was going to name him after my deceased dad ...


I agree.

I think it's a lovely gesture.
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:37
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Creepy is the wrong word - uncomfortable, difficult, painful might be better choices. Given William seems to have a close relationship with his father and step mother I don't think Diana is likely. While I don't think they would object its a fine line between honouring your mother and remembering messy pain and sadness. Plus the media would go into meltdown and no one wants to put that on a child. Of cause it might turn out to be a boy and all this talk is a waste of time
Ridiculous.

You do realise naming your child after deceased relatives happens all the time don't you?

It won't be the first name but if it's a girl I would be very surprised if Diana isn't a middle name.
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:43
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Yes I do and in most cases it's perfectly normal and wonderful - I'd do it myself, but in this kind of case there is a whole mass of baggage. William and Harry are like many kids caught in that horrible place between divorced parents. And so far they have done a wonderful job of walking the line loving both parents without hurting or favouring one over the other. I just personally think calling the child Diana might be a bit much particularly with how the media would react.
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:49
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It seems because of the succession change everyone is hoping it will be a girl.

How sad if its a boy lol

but being healthy is the most important thing.


If a girl now way will it be Diana.

I'd say Charlotte is most likely as Queen Charlotte the 1st hasn't happened yet.
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:40
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I think there will be an 'Elizabeth' in there, as they concieved in the Jubilee year (or possibly a Philip, if it's a boy). I don't think there will be a reference to Diana - I think there are enough tributes to her, and it's not a particularly regal or even fashionable name these days.

I'd love something like 'Charlotte Elizabeth' which is a nice mix of normal and different but still quite befitting a future queen. For a boy, Arthur is Prince William's first middle name, and fits the current 'retro' trend. 'Arthur Philip' maybe?
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:59
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Those names sound more fitting.

Charlotte too, but George IV's daughter Princess Charlotte (who was the heir to the throne before Victoria) sadly died in childbirth, so I don't know about that name. Indeed if Princess Charlotte had lived, our present Queen probably wouldn't be on the throne to-day.

Caroline? Mary?
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:39
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I would be very surprised if Diana isn't a middle name.
Can you imagine the media meltdown? I find the continued obsession with Diana insufferable and creepy as it is. If the new little Prince or Princess references Diana even slightly in their name the media will be completely intolerable.
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:52
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Can you imagine the media meltdown? I find the continued obsession with Diana insufferable and creepy as it is. If the new little Prince or Princess references Diana even slightly in their name the media will be completely intolerable.
I feel like you do. It is insufferable, creepy and unhealthy. But then this whole media fixation with this baby is pretty insufferable, creepy and unhealthy too.

I still like Wincey best. Wincey WIndsor. Perfection.
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:37
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I feel like you do. It is insufferable, creepy and unhealthy. But then this whole media fixation with this baby is pretty insufferable, creepy and unhealthy too.

I still like Wincey best. Wincey WIndsor. Perfection.
I find the media fixation with pregnant women/celebs as a whole creepy and unhealthy, yeah.

Wincey Windsor, heh. Do you remember the woman from Treasure Hunt who was called Wincey Willis? Best name ever. Wonder what she does now...
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:44
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:46
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Old 11-07-2013, 13:54
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I think Prince Edward's son is James, so if used as a first Christian name, I think there could possibly be confusion.

Richard is a good name, and I should think Philip would be another name. William's maternal grandfather's names were Edward John, so one of those names could appear.
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Old 11-07-2013, 15:32
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There's unconfirmed reports on the twitter that she's given birth to a baby girl, don't hurt me if it's a rubbish rumour.
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Old 11-07-2013, 15:41
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I do hope they have Diana's name in the name somewhere..
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