I'm guessing if it's a girl that they would go with Diana. If not up front, then at least in the middle. For all those saying that Queen Elizabeth wouldn't allow that, I think she learned her lesson from interfering in Prince Charles's life and isn't so controlling with William and Harry. William lived with his wife before marriage and there was no public statement of Kate's virginity prior to marriage (unlike Diana), so obviously she's not holding William to the same standards as she did Charles (or bossing him around as much, however you choose to look at it). Also, Prince William is pretty devoted to his mother and if Queen Elizabeth didn't let him name his own daughter after her, he'd probably just abdicate (because honestly, it's not like the royals are going to leave him penniless or anything) and if that happens, the next in line is Harry (good ol' Nazi imitating, pot smoking, naked partying, possibly illegitimate Harry) and somehow, I doubt Queen Elizabeth would be in favor of that.
In all honestly, I'm hoping that they name the baby something absolutely modern and trendy (like Jayden), just because I would find that extremely entertaining.
I hope they name the baby Jayden (boy or girl! unisex names! wheee!)...and abolish the monarchy.
Originally Posted by pansy
Okay, only the second part of that statement is true. Though it would be hilarious if they named the kid Jayden.
I'm warming up to a little Matilda or a Maud even.
I think Matilda would be a lovely tribute to England's first real female ruler (though she only ruled for a few months in 1141 and was never crowned Queen but was called Lady of the English ((which I think is a pretty fancy title)) instead), Empress Matilda. Not only was Empress Matilda a strong ruler and a terrific namesake, Matilda would also be a good homage to Australia (and Scotland too, seeing as Matilda of Scotland was the wife of Henry I).
For a boy, I'd adore a Richard (can you honestly get other than warm associations to Richard Lionheart? And by Richard Lionheart, I mean the Richard Lionheart from Robin Hood) but I don't know if that's too old-fashioned.
As a burning royalist (and the same time a very active social democrat) I wonder, what is it that's so bad about the monarchy? Presuming you're British, you have one of the most dedicated and hard-working regents in the world. I'd be absolutely overjoyed to have HM as my Queen (though I don't think my own Queen is shabby :D).
Originally Posted by augusta_lee
Oh so excited to see what they name it! i love the Duchess of Cambridge and William is so handsome lol. Matilda would be my pick for a girl but i think they'll use victoria. For a boy i'd loooove arthur but thought it was "cursed" in the Royal Fam? i think George or Edward
I don't know anything about Arthur being cursed. John however, is allegedly bringing bad luck to whoever bears the name. I can't say I blame people for thinking that. The last two John's in the BRF both suffered a rather horrible faith, Prince (Alexander) John (son of King Edward VII & Queen Alexandra) died a few days after his birth and Prince John (son of King George V & Queen Mary, named for his late little uncle) was suffering from epilepsy and was kept away from the royal family at Wood Farm till his death at 13.