Thursday, 25 July 2013

William and Kate name son George Alexander Louis, Follows 300 year old naming tradition.

So, the newly born British prince officially has a name and he's George Alexander Louis, third in line to the throne. 

The baby's last name Louis stands for family tradition and is likely to be a tribute to Lord Louis Mountbatten, the last British Viceroy of India before independence in 1947, according to royal historians. 

Prince Charles was immensely fond of his great-uncle Lord Mountbatten. Known by the Royal Family as Uncle Dickie, he was assassinated by the IRA in August 1979. 

While George stands for royalty and Alexander just possibly because they liked the name, they said. 

George is resolutely royal, and has been the most popular name in the Royal Family over the past 300 years. There have been six King Georges, and the third in line is now set to become King George VII when he accedes to the throne. 

"George is obviously a tribute to the Queen's father and will, I imagine, give Her Majesty great pleasure," Robert Lacey, the historian and biographer, was quoted as saying by The Times newspaper. 

"George was the favourite name from the start and so in that sense the Duke and Duchess reflected a popular trend. I think Prince William said he wanted to get to know him before they chose the name so they must feel he is a George." 

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