(Toronto Star) Royal baby name unveiled: George Alexander Louis

The little prince has a name.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son George Alexander Louis, Clarence House says.

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9 comments on “(Toronto Star) Royal baby name unveiled: George Alexander Louis

  1. Ad Orientem says:

    Long live the future King George VII!

  2. Ian+ says:

    Or VIII if his grampy becomes George VII.

  3. Karen B. says:

    Am I missing something? His grandfather would presumably be Charles III. His father would be William V.

    N’est-ce pas?

  4. Pageantmaster Ù† says:

    Interesting, Karen B. His great-grandfather, Prince Albert, Duke of York took the name George VI on his accession. It is unlikely that Charles, if he ever makes it, would rein in anything other than his own name, although the Stuart kings named Charles had their problems.

    George – great great grandparent; Alexander – not sure unless after the Emperors of Russia or from her side; Louis – Mountbatten of Burma presumably, godfather to Charles. Not the most exciting choices, but solid and at only three forenames, he has got off fairly lightly.

    As the Georges are coming back again, are we going to end up like France with its endless kings named Louis?

  5. Pageantmaster Ù† says:

    Actually that would be great great grandfather, thinking about it.

  6. David Keller says:

    I think they named him Louis so he can reassert his claim to Burgandy and Normandy. Go George!

  7. Ad Orientem says:

    There are historical precedents for monarchs taking a different name for their reign. In addition to George VI (baptized Albert) there was Edward VII who was also named Albert. Still it’s not really common and I don’t think it likely that Charles would do it.

  8. Katherine says:

    What are Charles’ other names? And William’s?

  9. Katherine says:

    Answering my own question: Charles Phillip Arthur George, and William Arthur Phillip Louis. Two King Arthurs? That would be fun.