Prince Louis Arthur Charles has been named. I thought we would never get to this point with this tiny little boy. I did a little research as we were waiting and found out that his father has four names: William Arthur Philip Louis. Then I had even more fun by Googling other royals to check out their names. It is pretty spectacular the number of names they are given at birth.
Prince Louis’s older brother and future king is named George Alexander Louis. Of course, my mind thinks of monograms when I see all these names. That would be a glorious entwining of letters, if you included all the names in the design.
Selecting a name for a baby is a great experience. I am sure the protocol surrounding the royals adds even more fun to the mix. So here are some full names of a few of his relatives!
Great-Great-Grandfather: Albert Frederick Arthur George
Great-Grandmother: Queen Elizabeth Alexandra Mary
Grandfather: Prince Charles Philip Arthur George
Uncle Harry: Henry Charles Albert David
Brother: George Alexander Louis
Sister: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
I remember with great fondness when Charles and Diana married, and she got the names mixed up during the vows. She commented later that she thought she married Charles’s father!
Any way you look at it, names matter. Many families, like this one, use the family names to honor other family members. Others, like mine, just pick names they love. My siblings and I have no names from any family member. We have unique first and middle names—just as unique as we are.
So congratulations to the Royal Family on another beautiful baby boy. We will all enjoy watching him grow up through photographs and marveling at the wonderful time he will have with his family.