I love the way a smile pops in the media. The way someone as frequently photographed as The Dutchess of Cambridge, or Princess Kate, can have one photo that is so genuine, it trumps all others. I don’t doubt that she loves the everyday life of a future Queen. But by the looks of the smile on her face, as she was leaving the hospital with her still unnamed baby boy, you could tell her gorgeous, unprecedented glow is what put the light in those wonderful shots and pictures of the happy couple and their newborn son.
Zoe Williams wrote a funny post in The Guardian about how reporters were so spent after round the clock coverage chronicling Kate’s hours in labor, that one reporter even shared the news that “her room is air conditioned.” Certainly the Palace had not gone so far in trying to depict the future King and Queen as ordinary people that they would have put the Royal-Mum-to-Be in an un-airconditioned room!
And now we are on to what to name the baby. Ah. Based on the names being floated around in the press, it looks like it will be George. Would he be named after George VI who played “Bertie,” the younger brother to Edward VIII, who abdicated his throne to marry American socialite Wallis Simpson, and was hailed for not only overcoming a pronounced stammer but also for his handling of the transition in the monarchy and into World War II? That would be sweet. Maybe they should name him “George” and call him something else.
Just for fun, I looked up baby boy names. (and yes, these suggestions are tongue in cheek!!!)
Abba – The Swedish rock band that played at Kate and William’s reception. It means Father in Hebrew.
Barny – As brave as a bear
Clem – Gentle, merciful
Dawa – Tibetan or Sherpa for “Born on Monday.”
Falk – Falcon
Gabie – Man of God
Huw – Heart and Mind
Ikey – The Laughing One
Jove – Just sounds so English! As in “By Jove, You’ve got it.” In this case, it means surprise.
Kasey – The Vigilant One
Lyn – Good Looking (according to his Dad, Prince William, he does have his mother’s good looks!)
Magee – Son of the handsome one. Because William, you aren’t bad either!
Nash – Old English for cliff.
Ovis – Little Bear
Puck – Shakespeare’s most adorable, yet mischievous character. Fun loving and quick witted.
Quilian – Cub
Radman – Could hip this up by calling it, “Rad-man.” Radman means Joy! The only problem is it sounds a little bit like, “Rodman.”
Shen – Deep Thinker. Which his grandfather, Prince Charles, certainly was.
Trillby – Italian for trilling. Let’s not forget Princess Diana loved singing and music.
Uros – Little Lord
Valter – Mighty Ruler
Wilson – Son of William
Xanti – Basque for St. James
Yves – The Little Archer
Zizi – Dedicated to God.
Leave A Comment