George Alexander Louis: The Royal Baby Name History

George Alexander Louis is the royal baby’s name, but some might be wondering about the history of naming royal babies.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Kensington Palace announced the royal baby name as George Alexander Louis:

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son George Alexander Louis. The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.”

So why does George Alexander Louis have a royal baby name containing three names? George Alexander Louis is third in line to the English throne. It’s been an English tradition to name royal babies with three or four names as a “nod to the right people.”

Royal baby names tend to be steeped in history. According to polls, the English people actually would have preferred that George Alexander Louis would have been named James. George was much further down the line in popularity with the British public.

Choosing a royal baby name is serious business. Psychologists have found that a child’s name can influence events in their life, so George Alexander Louis will have to live with the consequence of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal baby name choice. The rich and the famous tend to choose baby names that appear strong. If children are held to high standards even with their names then they tend to act out those expectations. Studies have found that certain names tend to correspond to career choices.

If you check the history of royal baby names you’ll see the top three are Henry, John, and William. George Alexander Louis still has a first name that is in the top ten. His second name, Alexander, still ranks high in British history, but Louis is relatively uncommon.

What do you think about the royal baby name of George Alexander Louis?