Wednesday, 24 July 2013

George

I guessed right
The Royal Prince of Cambridge
Will be a 
GEORGE

34 comments:

  1. That's nice. Queen Elizabeth and her parents seemed very close, so I imagine she's pleased that the baby has the name her father took when he became King.

    Love,
    Janie

    ReplyDelete
  2. A very stately name it is.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Boy George? Or - By George I think she's got it!?

    ReplyDelete
  4. I second janie's comment; I thought the same thing when I heard. George = homage to HRH Elizabeth II's father.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Lucky baby! Georges like to get born, but it is rather a long name which I shall continue to abbreviate personally, not out of laziness but to prevent the prince and me from being mistaken for one another.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I must be a lone voice who is disappointed. I was hoping for a more modern name. I can't for the life of me imagine looking down at my tiny baby and calling him George ( my Dad is George by the way ). Does this mean for ever more we have to have Kings whose names are chosen from a small list of traditional names? At least we'll get a bit of a break with William before heading for another boring George !!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. George is backin vogue h

      Delete
    2. I hope they have a daughter someday and name her Diana.

      Delete
  7. Welcome George, or Prince George. I don't know the right title for him since I am way to the west, in California but I do welcome him.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Named after my grandad, a coal miner from Sutton in Ashfield. I'm so pleased.

    ReplyDelete
  9. the name that never ends...geor ge orge anyway, he was my favorite king so good for the new one!

    ReplyDelete
  10. George, weird name. Seems like the name is not complete. Georgeorgeorge....

    ReplyDelete
  11. It was a name I thought they wouldn't pick because of the whole US Colonies muss-up, Townshend Act and Porphyria stuff. Boy was I wrong
    I love your George he is a cutie !

    cheers, parsnip

    ReplyDelete
  12. My Dad's middle name is Alexander..so I'm glad that's the new Prince's middle name. I've always loved the name Alexander.
    Jane x

    ReplyDelete
  13. In reading about the name, I learned that one can change their real name when they become king/queen. I did not know that. They say that if Charles outlives his mother and finally ecomes king, he wants to change his name to George. I guess if the Pope can do that, so can a king.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There is actually a number of cases where the monarch is known by a different name to which he (nearly always a 'he') is known within his own family - King George VI was known as Albert (or Bertie), being preceded by his short-reigned brother, the abdicating Edward VIII who was known as David.

      'George' is actually already one of Prince Charles' four 'given' names - Charles Philip Arthur George, and some think that when his turn comes he may choose to be known as George VII, perhaps a slightly more historically illustrious name than his philandering, hedonistic and roisterous predecessor namesake, Charles II.

      Delete
  14. Congrats, John. I like old names, too.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I think I'll call him by his second name. That styling is even more in vogue than the name George and I've always liked the name Alex. I'm sure he won't mind.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I think your George is the cuter of the two, John :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. George looks royally pleased with the name choice.

    ReplyDelete
  18. What's the betting his mates will call him GAL.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Cro Magnon is right, what with the English obsession with initials. It's awful. Why do you think I deny all knowledge, even on official documents, of my middle names? I am royalty come to think of it.

    George is a disappointment. However, fear not: I bet his parents, or at least his mother, will call him Alexander in the privacy of their own earshot. Such a beautiful name (my brother's).

    Upshot being: It must have been a complete bugger for his parents to come up with a plausible name. Which reminds me: Why not Max? Short for Maximus. Someone, and please don't laugh - it's not funny, and can't remember where I read it, suggested Adolf, considering the German bloodline.

    U

    ReplyDelete
  20. If Chas chooses to be known as George VII, as is perfectly possible, and the new Boy George retains that name when HE takes over, it'll be George 8, Henry 8 - with a call for extra time.

    But by then I'll be long gone - and you, J.G., could well be a centenarian, with a congratulatory telegram from George VIII displayed proudly on your mantelpiece - a photo of which you'll be posting on this blog, I hope.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Of course, 'Edward' scores 8 as well. (How could I have overlooked it?)

      Delete
  21. aw you have a little Prince there too John x

    ReplyDelete
  22. I won the sweep!! Told them it would be homage to his great granddad.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Let's hope he isn't as hairy.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. But just as handsome !!

      Delete
  24. Very aristocratic (the dog I mean!)

    ReplyDelete
  25. My Lovely Hubby was totally right - along with you, but I sneaked in a close second with Alexander :-)

    Does happy little jiggy dance, I love his name, gorgeous little baby George.

    It's my Lovely Hubby's middle name too (after his granddad and the King).

    ReplyDelete
  26. I always think the name George sounds a bit pompous and formal. Time will tell if he lives up to my preconceptions!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Of course - none of this will matter if the Prince of Wales does not outlive his mother...

    ReplyDelete
  28. You can already tell that the poor kid has got the Windsor's nose.

    ReplyDelete
  29. well done John :)

    ReplyDelete

I love comments and will now try very hard to reply to all of them
Please dont be abusive x