Maybe if I’d ever gotten into watching one of those shows about the Housewives from any place other than my home state of NewJersey, I’d have something better to do on a weeknight.
But no. After a long day of working on Nameberry, what do I do for relaxation but turn to the hallowed pages of The London Telegraph, where I peruse the birth announcements in search of….more baby names.
This time, what caught my eye were all the three-named babies. Maybe the oh-so-British three-name arrangement struck me because of the young prince GeorgeAlexanderLouis, whose own three names are a departure from the usual royal four. Was that Will and Kate‘s way of signaling that they were just like us…or at least like other young upper class British parents?
A few things we noticed about the three names of the babies noted here:
— More surnames such as Kynaston and Constable in the middle which are not mothers’ maiden names but may well be family names
— Some staid middle names such as Mary and Charles that are probably honorifics
— A few unconventional middles such as Bear and Coco
In case you’re interested in finding three great names for your own baby, you might find some inspiration in these wonderful recent British choices.