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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #570 on: May 02, 2015, 06:44:31 AM »
Awwwwww....it's a girl, 8 lbs 3 oz born just after 08 30 today. How lovely.
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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #571 on: May 02, 2015, 12:02:13 PM »
Yay, the baby is here.

George has a little sister.
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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #572 on: May 02, 2015, 04:56:14 PM »
Hm, born on the 2nd of May. If she were to be named after the day's saints she would be:
Athanasia Borisa Josée Maria Germaine Waldeberta!

Of course it would be nice if they exchanged Athanasia for Anastasia! Perhaps Alice Philippa Anastasia to commemorate Prince Philip and the whole Hessian / Orthodox connection?
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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #573 on: May 02, 2015, 07:13:23 PM »
Have they announced a name yet?
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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #574 on: May 03, 2015, 02:16:34 AM »
No but according to the " bookies", Charlotte, Alice and Victoria are the favourites at the moment.
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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #575 on: May 03, 2015, 11:31:06 AM »
I hope not a common Princess' name. Alice, Charlotte and Victoria are too common. But it depends on them so whatever they decide to name her, all right!
Just saw the news this early morning (May 4 here already). The baby's very cute! The Duchess looks very beautiful with that body frame. Too sad she would lose those pounds again in a couple of weeks. She's very beautiful being like that, imo. She doesn't need to be always thin (again,imo).

God bless their family!

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« Reply #576 on: May 03, 2015, 12:12:49 PM »
I'm sure they'll pick a name before long. 

Imagine if it was "Tatiana".
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« Reply #577 on: May 03, 2015, 12:41:26 PM »
Over the moon with happiness for the Duke & Duchess!!! I am thrilled that they have a healthy little princess! How exciting...a girl baby!!! I thought of a new name that sounds lovely and not exactly traditional royal: Emily Elizabeth. I can't wait until we are told the little princess's name!

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« Reply #578 on: May 03, 2015, 02:13:11 PM »
I thought of a new name that sounds lovely and not exactly traditional royal: Emily Elizabeth.

Emily is indeed extremely unroyal. I don't think there has been any royals called that. It's also quite rare in the peerage. But it's roughly cognate with Amalia / Amélie and that is a very royal name in Northern Europe.
Too funny if they went all Roman with Æmilia!

But the combination Emily Elizabeth is too cutesy, adhering to the idea that girls' names must start with vowels and be "soft". Let's rather have something more challenging, like Elspeth Morag Edwina Hyacinth.
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Берёзы севера мне милы,—
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #579 on: May 03, 2015, 05:25:45 PM »
I'm guessing there's still no news yet.
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« Reply #580 on: May 03, 2015, 06:35:05 PM »
It's been reported that a name has been selected; however, the name will not be revealed until the Queen has met her great-granddaughter. To me, that means, her name will be Princess Elizabeth of Cambridge. Lovely and so very appropriate!!!

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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #581 on: May 04, 2015, 03:15:17 AM »
Imgagine if they named her Diana Camilla! Might just as well make it Diana Camilla Wallis to ruffle everyone's feathers!
Берёзы севера мне милы,—
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Как речь безмолвная могилы,
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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #582 on: May 04, 2015, 03:35:24 AM »
Preved! Don't say 'bad words"! Hahahahaha!! xD

Until now no news about when they are going to meet. I'm excited for the announcement!

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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #583 on: May 04, 2015, 04:30:12 AM »
I thought of a new name that sounds lovely and not exactly traditional royal: Emily Elizabeth.

Emily is indeed extremely unroyal. I don't think there has been any royals called that. It's also quite rare in the peerage. But it's roughly cognate with Amalia / Amélie and that is a very royal name in Northern Europe.
Too funny if they went all Roman with Æmilia!

But the combination Emily Elizabeth is too cutesy, adhering to the idea that girls' names must start with vowels and be "soft". Let's rather have something more challenging, like Elspeth Morag Edwina Hyacinth.


The various Hanoverian princesses named Amelia used sometimes to be referred to as "Emily" in the press and peoples' reminiscences, according to what I've seen. Possibly the royal family may even have used "Emily" as an occasional nickname for George III"s Amelia - if we have a George III expert here maybe they will know, but I think I've read this name in a letter or two. Royal use of Amelia is certainly the reason the name Emily became popular in the UK, as the form Emily was obviously more palatable to English speakers. Amelia caught on later (1960s onwards?); I hate it, it's as twee as anything to my ear. :-)

I'm rooting for "Wallis", personally! :-D  
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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #584 on: May 04, 2015, 09:07:59 AM »
Hot from Kensington Palace...it's official.
Charlotte Elizabeth Diana is the little bubba's name
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