~ Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark in his wedding speech to his bride, Mary Donaldson.
A couple of weeks ago I made a post about this, and I predicted that they might call their baby either:
Firsts: I’m still very set on Matilda and Eleanor, they’re modern and beautiful names with historic and wonderful namesakes (Empress Matilda/Australia - Waltzing Matilda - and Eleanor of Aquitaine). Actually, I’d go as far as saying that I am quite proud of my suggestions.
A boys name is much, much harder though. The majority of the “royal” boys names have already been used by other family members (even Alexander (the Earl of Ulster) and Arthur (Arthur Chatto), hell - even George is used (the Earl of St. Andrews)). Basically, the names of past Kings not already in use are:
I am fairly certain that we can count out all the vikings (Sweyn, Canute, Harold and Harthacanute), the unpronounceable (Æthelstan, Eadred and Eadwig) and the ones with bas associations (Stephen (of Blois, horrid and throne-stealing person) and John (considered unlucky by many, perhaps because a lot of the John’s in the BRF have had pretty unfortunate fates; however, I personally get associations to Robin Hood when I hear “Prince John”, so I’m gonna count that out too)). That leaves Edmund and Edgar; and to be quite frank with you all, looking at those names make me think that there’s a very big possibility for William and Catherine to widening the field by choosing a name already in use. “Royal” names already in use:
Now, I also think there are names we can count out there: family members too close to Baby Cambridge (Charles, William, Henry, Andrew and James (however wonderful a name that would be, there are three James’s in the family)), the quick reader will notice that I have left out Edward. The reason why I have left out Edward is that I actually think it’s a really likely name (the amount of Kings named Edward is insane and it’s a rather timeless name) - however many Edwards there might be in the family (3). Basically, that leaves Edward, Arthur, Richard, Alexander, George and Frederick (I am counting out David (because of Viscount Linley (and Lady Sarah Chatto) is so close to the immediate family)).
I’m leaning more and more towards Albert, actually. It was the real name of HM’s beloved father and it’s not as old-fashioned as George. So, my (new) guesses for a boy are either Edward, Arthur, Albert or Alexander.
What do you guys think?
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge duelling with wands at the inauguration of Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden in Watford, England (26 April 2013)
Prince William trying out the Batpod at Warner Bros. Studios (26 April 2013)
29 April 2011: The wedding of His Royal Highness Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, to Miss Catherine Elizabeth Middleton in Westminster Abbey, London, England.
26 April 2013: William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry of Wales attend the Inauguration of Warner Bros. Studies in Watford, England.
Prince William in uniform: because we all need a little.
3rd June 2012: Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, braving through the rain at the Thames river pageant at Her Majesty, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, with a smile on his face, and clearly enjoying every minute of it.
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s personal photographs.