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My Guess Is The Name George


History repeats itself!!

For the first time since Prince David was born in 1894, British throne has three male heirs in direct succession to the throne...

Let's call him "Baby Cambridge" but I am betting for the name GEORGE as his name. Prince William's first born son and third in line to the British throne has no name yet, a familiar situation when the Duke of Cambridge was born in 1982. William too has no name when his mother, the late Princess of Wales, Diana, carried him out of St. Mary's Hospital a day after he was born.

The media called him "Baby Wales" referring to the geographical title of his father, Charles, the Prince of Wales. A week later, Buckingham Palace announced his official name, William Arthur Philip Louis. These four names are in honour of William the Conqueror, Arthur the British legendary King, Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh and Lord Louis Mountbatten (Prince Philip's maternal uncle).
Kate Middleton and Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge,
presented their son to the public a day after he was born.
The baby has no name yet so let's call him Baby Cambridge.
I am betting for the name of George as his name.

Why it takes time before the first born son of a potential British monarch got a name? The answer is simple, the baby is not just anyone else, he will be making history, one day he will ascend the throne and as a monarch, his name should be in line with the tradition of the names of the previous British Kings or Queens (in case of a female).

Charles and Diana were reportedly debating what to call Baby Wales. Charles wanted Arthur, in honour of the legendary British King and Diana wanted either John, in honour of her father, the 8th Earl Spencer, or William, in honour of William the conqueror. But no British kings had a name of Arthur and John was not a familiar choice among British royals due to its association to the only King John of English history who earned a reputation of being one of the worst Kings ever sat in the English throne, unscrupulous, treacherous and arrogant. 

They settled for "William". The name resonates glorious history and honour to which Great Britain is truly proud of. He was also the first English King who made Windsor Castle the official residence of the ruling British monarch and to which the present house name of the British royals is based. It also signifies honourable continuity of bravery and dedication to the throne. If the Duke of Cambridge will ascend the throne someday, his regnal name will be William V.

Back to Baby Cambridge. So now, history repeats itself. Many are rejoicing for the birth of a boy. Though it would not matter if it's a girl, as the law of succession already repealed replacing the ancient law of primogeniture succession with equal rights, it's still fascinating to hear Britain will have a continuous line of Kings. This is quite pleasing because most heirs of other European royal courts are females. The second in line to the thrones of Sweden, Norway, The Netherlands, Spain and Belgium are all girls. 

For the first time since the Victorian era, Britain will have three male heirs in direct succession to the throne. On the day Prince David was born in 1894, he was third in the line of succession after his father, Prince George (who would become George V) the Duke of York, and Prince Bertie (later Edward VII), the Prince of Wales, that time David's great grandmother, Queen Victoria, was still alive. But whether Baby Cambridge and his father Prince William will ascend the throne, giving the pressure of continuing the monarchy in the present world, remains to be seen. It's interesting to note that no eldest son of an eldest son ascended the throne since King George V succeeded his father, George III, in the 18th century.

For the mean time, let's welcome the new royal baby with joy and wishes of good health and beautiful life ahead. 

Ask what will be my guess for the name of this baby boy? I am betting for the name of George. It sounds ideal. The name signifies tradition, greatness and close family bond in the royal family. There were six George as Kings of England and all these Georges had significant ties to the royal family. King George I was the first of the Hanoverian Kings in Britain and to whom all the British royals and other European royals descended, he was German by birth. He was succeeded by the three Georges, his son George II, his grandson, George III and his great grand son, George IV.

George V, the grand son of Queen Victoria and the grandfather of Queen Elizabeth II made history in 1917 when he changed the name of the royal house from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor to please his subjects who fretted everything about Germany during World War I, the sixth George was the father of Queen Elizabeth II and great grandfather of Prince William. Like his father, George VI endured the horror of war, made everything to protect the subjects and the country from terror during World War II. The King, who fought hard to combat his nervousness and stammering habit in public, was thrust into the limelight after his brother, David who reigned for 11 months as Edward VIII, abdicated to marry his commoner lover. George VI died in 1952 after a long batter of lung cancer. He was succeeded by his eldest daughter, Elizabeth.

George has a very significant history too in the life of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William's paternal grandfather. It was the regnal name chosen by Prince Philip's paternal grandfather, King George I of Greece, when he ascended the Greek throne in 1863. George I was the former Prince William of Denmark, a younger brother to King Frederick VIII of Denmark, Empress Marie of Russia and Queen Alexandra, the paternal great grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II.

So the name George is quite an impression and Prince William might consider it. Other possible choices are Edward, Henry, Charles and James. 

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