Portlanders weigh in on name for royal baby boy

Portlanders weigh in on name for royal baby boy

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by Cathy Marshall, KGW Staff

kgw.com

Posted on July 23, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 23 at 6:00 PM

PORTLAND -- As the world awaits the announcement of the name for the new royal baby boy, there’s plenty of speculation about that moniker William and Kate will choose.

Even in Portland, some parents were weighing in as favorites started to emerge. The odds-on leader so far is "George."

“I think it’s a really strong name and I feel like that’s what you should have for an heir to the throne,” remarked Lacey Robison as she held her son named Hudson.

The Royals don’t rush when it comes to releasing a newborn’s name. The announcement for Prince Charles came before his christening which was almost a month after his birth.

Prince William’s name was announced about a week after his arrival. “Everybody’s looking at them right now waiting to find out what they’re going to pick,” commented Shannon Rider as she considered the pressure on new parents William and Kate.

George means “farmer” or “earth worker.”  It was the name of the country’s King for more than a hundred years and it’s the name of England’s Patron Saint.

There is more than a first name to consider.  The new baby’s father is William Arthur Philip Louis.  His grandfather is Charles Philip Arthur George and his great grandmother the Queen is Elizabeth Alexandra Mary.

“It’s a really important decision because a name can help determine a child’s personality. I like George. You can’t go wrong with something traditional,” concluded Sarah Nelson who was enjoying a sunny afternoon in a Portland park with her 10-month-old son Greyer.

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