The three adorable Cambridge kids have very unique royal names, but what had driven Prince William and Kate to choose them?
Any new development – from weddings to new babies` births in the royal family is always the center of attraction. When royal kids are born many are usually just concerned about the names, and not the secrets behind the names given by the royal couples.
In 2013, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their first son, Prince George, followed by their only daughter Princess Charlotte in 2015, and then came their youngest son Prince Louis in 2018.
When their first son came to the world, Prince William and Kate named him Prince George Alexander Louis. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made sure that every aspect of their son`s name was attached to a member of a royal family who had been born before him.
Six kings to date held the name George in the British Royal Family including the Queen’s father, King George VI, and her grandfather King George V.
Alexander and Louis, Prince George`s middle names have also a strong connection to the British royals. Alexander is similar to the Queen’s middle name of Alexandra, while Louis was the name of Prince Philip’s beloved uncle, Lord Louis Mountbatten.
Prince William and Kate welcomed a girl on May 2 2015 and named her Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Charlotte is a tribute to a famous figure in British royal history, England’s Queen Charlotte who was popular in the 18th century. It is also the feminine version of the name Charles hence tribute to the grandfather.
On April 23, 2018, Prince Louis Arthur Charles was born. The reason behind the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge`s choice of the name Louis as the Prince’s first name was probably similar to the one that made them choose that for Prince George`s first middle name.
Arthur was the middle name of King George VI, so it’s thought that is why William and Kate selected that for their son’s first middle name.