Prince William and Kate Middleton's son is named George Alexander Louis. Take a look at a few of the losing royal baby name picks for their firstborn.
With England's monarchy stretching back more than nine centuries, there were more than enough names for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to choose from for their new son.
In the past, royal couples have kept the public waiting. Prince William's own parents, for example, waited a week before unveiling his name.
There was speculation that the top four names for a boy would be George, James, Phillip and Arthur. Royal commentators said the couple's choice for a male name was simpler than if they had a girl because there are fewer traditionally royal male names.
George, the name of the queen's father, who was originally named Albert, has been the name of six kings.
James, a top 10 name in England, has seen a lot of use: there have been two English kings named James and six Scottish ones. Shown above is James I of England.
Philip, also the name of Prince William's grandfather, has never been the name of an English king.
Arthur, the king of Camelot, evokes images of chivalrous knights. It's in the Top 100 of UK names. Shown above is actor Richard Harris as King Arthur in "Camelot."
As expected, Prince George has multiple names (George Alexander Louis), just like his father and other royals before him. Prince William's full name is actually William Arthur Phillip Louis. And King Edward VIII, The Duke of Windsor, had six names: Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David.
William and Kate decided not to learn the sex of their child before it was born. Unfortunately for gamblers, many people were expecting the royal baby to be a little girl before it was born, leading several girls' names to earn top spots in betting pools on the name of the heir to the throne.
For a girl, according to Irish bookmaker paddypower.com, the top four most-bet-on names were Alexandra, Victoria, Elizabeth and Diana.
Alexandra is one of Queen Elizabeth's middle names and was the name of King Edward VII's consort. However, Alexandra is not on the UK Top 100 Baby Names.
Victoria, the name of a former queen, whose name has come to represent the style and manner of the time of her reign -- the Victorian era -- has been said by some to be a little presumptuous for a new royal.
Elizabeth, the name of the queen and the queen's mother, is seen by many as much more likely to be among the multiple middle names of a baby princess. In addition, it happens to be Kate's middle name.
Diana, the name of Prince William's mother, has no royal history, but with William's love for his mother, the name would most likely get one of the middle spots if he had a daughter.
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