#RoyalBaby Prediction

Kate and Wills had a baby, and the country is going bananas. We all know very little, but what we do know is that it’s a boy. So the next big question is…what are they going to call the future King of England?

It isn’t likely the Royal Family are going to break the mould and get all radical, naming the baby Crispin or Leroy. Therefore, purely based on the popularity of King’s names since 1066 here is our prediction…

Special moment: Prince William and Kate waved and smiled broadly to the waiting cameras as they held their prince on the steps of the private Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in London

Charles (x2)

1625
Charles I
1642-1645 English Civil War Stuart
1660
Charles II
1666 Great Fire of London Stuart

Edward (x8)

1272
Edward I
1284 Wales became incorporated into England Plantagenet
1307
Edward II
1314 Battle of Bannockburn Plantagenet
1327
Edward III
1347–1351 Black Death Plantagenet
1461
Edward IV
1470-1471 Henry VI briefly became king again York
1483
Edward V
One of the little princes in the Tower York
1547
Edward VI
1549 Introduction of Book of Common Prayer Tudor
1901
Edward VII
1904 Entente Cordiale Saxon-Coburg Gotha
1936
Edward VIII
1936 Abdication of Edward VIII Windsor

George (x6)

1714
George I
1720 South Sea Bubble Hanover
1727
George II
1745 Bonny Prince Charlie invades England Hanover
1760
George III
1775–1783 American War of Independence Hanover
1820
George IV
1825 Stockton and Darlington Railway opened Hanover
1910
George V
1914-1918 World War I Windsor
1936
George VI
1939-1945 World War II Windsor

Henry (x8)

1100
Henry I
1120 King’s son and heir drowned Norman
1154
Henry II
1170 Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, killed Plantagenet
1216
Henry III
1258 First English Parliament Plantagenet
1399
Henry IV
1399 Henry IV imprisoned Richard II Plantagenet
1413
Henry V
1415 Battle of Agincourt Lancaster
1422
Henry VI
1455 Start of the War of the Roses Lancaster
1485
Henry VII
1486 Henry VII married Elizabeth of York Tudor
1509
Henry VIII
1534 Creation of the Church of England Tudor

James (x2)

1608
James I
1605 Gunpowder Plot Stuart
1685
James II
1685 Battle of Sedgemoor Stuart

John (x1)

1199
John
1215 Signing of Magna Carta Plantagenet

Richard (x3)

1189
Richard I
1192 Richard captured while on crusade Plantagenet
1377
Richard II
1381 Peasants’ Revolt Plantagenet
1483
Richard III
1485 Battle of Bosworth Field York

Stephen (x1)

1135
Stephen
1135–1154 War between Stephen and Maud Norman

William (x4)

1066
William I
1086 Doomsday Book Norman
1087
William II
1100 William II was killed in the New Forest Norman
1688
William III and Mary II
1690 Battle of the Boyne Stuart
1830
William IV
1832 Reform Act Hanover

A s you will see from the above table there have been 2x Charles. What with the whole Camillagate I’d say this is very unlikely.

Next up, Edward. Now this could be a possibility, but then again would William really want to name his first born after his Uncle Ed?

One likely choice could be George. It’s a popular choice for royal babies, with 6 x Georges in total sitting on the throne.

Henry also seems like a good choice…but you must remember our favourite Prince Harry is officially named Henry…and as much Wills and Kate favour Harry, would he really make a good role model for their Prince?

James could be a good one, but again it’s been taken by Kate’s brother…

John is an unpopular choice and perhaps for a reason (sorry to all the John’s reading this!)? It’s a bit of an old name for a young prince, unless they called him Johnny Boy?

Another great one could be Richard – But with ‘Rich’ for short you could only imagine the ridicule ‘Royal Richie Rich’…. Hmm perhaps not?

Stephen could be another choice…but ‘Stevie’ for short…. it sounds like one of the Made In Chelsea gang.

And that leaves William. Would Wills really name his son after him? I’m guess a possible middle name but I wouldn’t put my money on this.

Our Prediction: George William

Close up: Kate held the baby as they descended the steps and revealed to waiting reporters they had not yet chosen a name

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