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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #375 on: April 13, 2013, 06:05:53 AM »
I like Alexandra for a girl, actually. One of the Queen's middle names, a Name of a Britsih Queen and also Princess Alexandra, the Queen's cousin.

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« Reply #376 on: April 19, 2013, 11:02:29 AM »
I like it too, but am still hoping for Helena or Mathilda. ::fingers crossed::

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« Reply #377 on: April 19, 2013, 04:43:01 PM »
I like it too, but am still hoping for Helena or Mathilda. ::fingers crossed::


Helena is a nice choice! I like that. Queen Helena also has a nice ring to it.

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« Reply #378 on: May 29, 2013, 06:01:12 PM »
Speaking of royal babies, here's my blog post today on 5 royal parenting trends that are actually centuries old. I've noticed a lot of recent coverage on the upcoming royal baby assumes that Diana introduced all "modern" royal parenting trends from breastfeeding to taking a royal baby on tour.

http://www.royalhistorian.com/5-modern-royal-parenting-trends-that-are-actually-centuries-old/

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« Reply #379 on: May 30, 2013, 03:24:29 AM »
My father noticed in the paper a couple of days ago that the child is due in the bracket 24 July - 23 August. 23 August is his birthday, but I doubt that William and Catherine are going to call the child Richard after him!

Incidentally, why has everyone apparently decided that the child is going to be a girl?

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« Reply #380 on: May 30, 2013, 06:52:49 AM »
William and Kate have also said Mid July. So I'm confused. We'll just have to wait and see when it arrives!

Ann, I'd love Will and Kate to have a girl, but I wouldn't mind a boy either. As long as the child is healthy, that's all that matters in my opinion! I think it's the case of people just wanting it to be a girl, plus the 'Is that for my d...' incident in Grimsby, obviously is making people think it's a girl she's having? I don't really know....but maybe that's why?

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« Reply #381 on: May 30, 2013, 09:42:41 AM »
I think the world had decided it was going to be a girl before the Grimsby incident. Being contrary, I'm now rather hoping it's a boy!

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« Reply #382 on: May 30, 2013, 12:32:24 PM »
Hm, remember when everyone assumed twins as well due to the HG she had?

It wouldn't surprise me if it was a boy to be honest though...

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« Reply #383 on: May 30, 2013, 02:12:58 PM »
Speaking from my own family history (and everyone's is very different), male children caused extreme, and I mean extreme, morning sickness for the mother in the first trimester even into the beginning part of the second trimester. Because of this, my guess is that she is carrying a boy.

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« Reply #384 on: June 20, 2013, 05:33:27 PM »
New details regarding the royal birth were announced this week. I've incorporated them into a short history of the royal delivery room

http://www.royalhistorian.com/the-duchess-of-cambridge-to-give-birth-at-st-marys-hospital-in-london-a-short-history-of-the-royal-delivery-room/

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« Reply #385 on: June 21, 2013, 07:18:19 AM »
Speaking from my own family history (and everyone's is very different), male children caused extreme, and I mean extreme, morning sickness for the mother in the first trimester even into the beginning part of the second trimester. Because of this, my guess is that she is carrying a boy.

Hm, it also wouldn't surprise me if she is carrying a boy indeed. I've seen more male births in the Windsor family than that of girls.

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« Reply #386 on: July 01, 2013, 02:47:40 PM »
The name game! (Start humming it in you head now!)

It's getting closer to the royal birth and I have had a change of heart regarding my initial baby name guesses. So here goes again...

Little Princess: Alexandra Elizabeth Diana Carole/Victoria. I feel really confident about Alexandra, Elizabeth and Diana, but not so much on Carole. William and Kate could go classic and choose Victoria. I could be wrong and most likely I am!

Little Prince: Phillip Charles Arthur George. I think their first little boy will be called Phillip. It just makes sense...a nod to William's grandpa. Charles....because he is William's father and future king. Arthur and George seem like shoe-ins since George VI, Charles and William (except for the name George) have those two names as well. My Little Prince names do not include Kate's father, Michael Francis. If there is a second son, I think Michael would be one of the names...for sure. Again, I could be and probably am completely wrong! William seems to have quite a fondness for his father-in-law so who knows.

My research which brought me to my name guesses:

Phillip: Phillip
Charles: Charles Phillip Arthur George
Michael: Michael Francis
Harry: Henry Charles Albert David
William: William Arthur Phillip Louis

Elizabeth: Elizabeth Alexandra Mary
Carole: Carole Elizabeth
Diana: Diana Francis
Kate: Catherine Elizabeth





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« Reply #387 on: July 02, 2013, 03:30:06 AM »
We have to bear in mind that the child is a future monarch, which, I think, rules out Philip - rather a pity, but the only other Philip to be King of England was Philip II of Spain through his marriage to Mary Tudor. Not a happy precedent.

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« Reply #388 on: July 02, 2013, 05:16:52 AM »
For the name game...
Girl: I feel confident about Alexandra too. One of the Queen's middle names, the name of a British Queen and also the Queen's cousin, Princess Alexandra. Victoria would be nice too. My guess would be Alexandra Victoria Diana Elizabeth OR what about Mary in the name? The Queen's other middle name and also a nod to William's Great Grandmother, Queen Mary. I'm certain Elizabeth will be in the name if they have a girl, Kate's middle name and the name of the Queen of course. Name guesses for a girl are:
Alexandra Victoria Diana Elizabeth
Alexandra Mary Victoria Elizabeth 

Or Victoria for a first name?
Victoria Mary Alexandra Elizabeth.

Boy: I quite like the names Arthur and George. Phillip I think will be in the name somewhere, well it wouldn't surprise me, a nod to Prince Phillip, like RoyalWatcher said. I've been looking at names...Edmund? Could that also be a possibility? Arthur will likely be in the name somewhere. James would have been my top choice for a boy, but isn't that the name of Sophie and Edward's son? At the moment, I quite like George. Albert could be a possibility.

All I could come up with was: George Phillip Arthur Charles? 

And have you seen? Press have started camping outside the hospital already!

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« Reply #389 on: July 02, 2013, 07:40:20 AM »
We have to bear in mind that the child is a future monarch, which, I think, rules out Philip - rather a pity, but the only other Philip to be King of England was Philip II of Spain through his marriage to Mary Tudor. Not a happy precedent.Ann

I tend to agree with you Ann, they will most certainly name the child keeping in mind that he/she will eventually be monarch.   So if a girl, I suspect they wouldn't choose Victoria as first name (there will already be a reigning Queen Victoria - of Sweden - in the next generation).  Not that it would be a deal-breaker, but still.  The royals do like continuity, so a future Elizabeth III would be a possibility.  On the other hand - would the whole Scottish numbering controversy stop that?  (the Scots weren't happy with EII since there was never a EI in Scotland).  The future potential of an independent Scotland might be enough to head off Elizabeth as a choice.

For a boy, no doubt they would first consider what regnal name Charles - and William - intend to use as monarch.  Many assume Charles will choose George VII, and William will be William V), but we don't know for certain.  So far in Britain there have been 11 Kings named Edward, 8 named Henry, 6 named George, 4 Williams, 3 Richards, 2 Charles, 2 Edmund, 2 Harolds, 2 James, and 1 each Alfred, John, Edgar, Steven and a bunch of other names that would no longer be suitable in modern times.