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George Alexander Louis is his name: 'George' being the odds on favorite for the royal baby

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
July 25th, 2013
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The baby's official name is His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge. After a few days of arduous decision making, William and Kate finally decided on George Alexander Louis, the name for the newborn third in line to the throne of England.

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The official announcement by Clarence House brought a royal bashing for the bookies, as the name of "George" had been the hot 2/1 favorite as a first name from the moment Kate gave birth.

"The punters were right all along. They've taken us to the cleaners," a Ladbrokes spokesman said.

British bookies are now offering evens on the name George moving up from number 35 in the U.K.'s most popular baby names chart to become the top choice next year.

Both Wills and Kate, both 31 years of age, did not choose the names for any particular significance. According to an unidentified source, "they just liked the sound of them."

It's theorized that close family members may have had some input. The Queen met her new great-grandson for the first time at Kensington Palace this week.

Her Majesty smiled after spending half an hour with the latest tiny addition to the royal family. She is due go on holiday to Balmoral. It's rumored Wills and Kate may take the baby there for a long weekend sometime soon.

Another visitor at Kensington was 28-year-old Uncle Harry who dropped by to see his first nephew and offer his congratulations. The Apache pilot took leave from his base at Wattisham, Suffolk, to make the trip to London.

Kate's 29-year-old sister Pippa along with brother James along with Pippa's boyfriend 35-year-old Nico Jackson had already met the then-unnamed royal baby the night before.

They were waiting at Kensington Palace when William and Kate brought him home for the first time from St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington, Central London, on Tuesday evening.

After his hectic meet and greet session, little George was secured in his 80 Britax Baby-Safe car seat by his parents for his first family outing.

He was whisked away in a Range Rover to stay with Kate's parents Carole and Michael at the 4.7 million home in Bucklebury, Berks.

Fittingly, it's a Georgian mansion.

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