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Kate Middleton and Prince William have named their sweet little royal baby. Prince William said yesterday that they were still working on it, but today the palace announced the royal baby boy's name and, let's just say, it's fit for a king:
George Alexander Louis.
His official title will be His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.
George, which has been the frontrunner with oddsmakers, turned out to be the winner. The name, which means “farmer,” was also the name of William’s great-grandfather, King George VI. Five other English kings have also been named George.
Royals are often given several middle names; Prince William has three! Alexander (another baby name front runner) means “protector of men,” and make you think Alexander the Great, one of history’s most successful warriors. Louis (also his proud papa's second middle name) means “famous warrior” and is also a name with a royal rep: Several French kings have held the name, including Louis XIV, the Sun King.
In a sea of Norths and Rainbows, we love a nice, simple traditional and seriously royal name. However, we can’t help but be a wee bit disappointed that William’s late mother Princess Diana wasn’t honored in some way through the name, either with the name Spencer (her maiden name, which sounds modern and traditional at the same time) or Frances (her unisex middle name). Maybe they’re saving that in case they have a daughter some day? Either way, by George, we think he's one adorable baby!