Harcourt Fenton Mudd. Either that or Jeremiah.
Or His Dudeness or Duder or El Duderino.
or similar. You know it's not going to some stupid name like Tristan or Marmaduke or Caden or something. The Royals sure have that going for them, no dumbass names.
I got Pope Francis right (regnal name, not the person elected), so I am on a roll.
I wonder if he's permitted to hang out in a pub and tell his buddies all the smack his wife talked while in labor?
They do not have a surname as part of their legal names, but they are entitled to the use of other surnames. Legally the direct descendants of Queen Elizabeth II can use "Windsor." Others in the family not descended from the Queen can use "Mountbatten-Windsor." Or Saxe-Coburg, I think. However, many of the people entitled to use "Windsor" choose to use "Muntbatten-Windsor" out of respect for Prince Philip.
Also, they can use placeholder surnames. Prince Harry uses "Wales."
And can appreciate this glorious opportunity to dub him "Lord Harry, Duke of Cockermouth".
Are you a People magazine subscriber?
Sort of a window into an entirely different world.
Despite the Norman Conquest, the Glorious Revolution, and the Acts of Settlement, Elizbeth II is a direct descendant of King Alfred the Great (although not a direct patrilineal descendant, somewhat obviously.)
...that Kate's (sorry, Catherine's) speaking voice is far more posh than William's. I guess the Middleton's dastardly plan worked.
Too cynical too soon?
Except Carole Middleton is way better at it. Am I wrong? You know Kris Kardashian is champing at the bit for Kanye to marry Kim and give that roving clan of hucksters some legitimacy.
I want to hear more about Kate's (cough, Catharine's) dodgy Uncle Gary.
Although for some reason I have far less scorn for the Middleton offspring than the Kardashians. They are less crass about the self promotion and seem less complicit, I guess. And no sex tapes, obviously. We await to see Pippa's eventual prey. She will likely get the better end of the deal - she'll marry the money and lifestyle without the gilded cage that her sister chose.
Her (dodgy Uncle Gary) money, his title. A match made in some sort of weird, aristocratic heaven.
Did the offspring have to be born in the UK to be heir to the throne?
Don't know what gave me that idea.
They are part of our history and culture and the anti-Royal leanings of my youth are long gone. It's the obsessive media prattling that annoys me. I'm happy they had a healthy baby, they seem like a sweet couple and at least I won't have to pretend to like a silly made-up name.
...it's fun to be rooting for decent, sincere, non-phony people of privilege for a change. Kind of like Phil on Sunday.
And he grows up to sound like Thurston Howell.
Pip pip, cheerio and all that rot.
With my luck I will get X or Q
Because I bet it'll cause some real confusion after Mee assumes the crown and is addressed whilst playing checkers!
Is there a royal genealogist frantically cross-checking every possible name to make sure it isn't associated with any unsavo(u)ry character? Or taking offers from the highest bidder (link)?
I guess I just don't get the tradition on waiting to announce the name. Particularly when it seems as though it's an easier process when you get to pick 3-8 of them, rather than 1 or 2.
naming day, especially for the girls. Also, there is a trickle of memory of reading that John Adams was X(?) days old when he was taken to church for Baptism and naming.
it on the Internet.
The Prince's tutor.
But the girls were too old.*
*No, I don't really believe those stories about Lewis Carroll.
I find James Kelly as the most interesting suspect
but a good theory anyway.
John Douglas settled on David Cohen/Nathan Kaminsky. Not really that exciting, though.
"Albert Victor's intellect, sexuality and sanity have been the subject of much speculation. Rumours linked him with the Cleveland Street scandal, which involved a homosexual brothel, but there is no conclusive evidence verifying or disproving the rumours or his sexual orientation. Some authors have argued that he was the serial killer known as Jack the Ripper; however, contemporary documents show that Albert Victor could not have been in London at the time of the murders, and the claim is widely dismissed."
If the kid looks like he may turn out to be gay, they'll name him Bruce.
That way he can be king and queen.
Maybe DNA testing.