George Alexander Louis to be exact. The Daily Mail wrote a truly groundbreaking headline in explanation of the name choice: “They liked the names…no more, no less”. Great. Well if you are in fact interested in why the Royal baby has been named as he has, here is a quick overview – a little more in-depth than the Daily Mail.
He’ll be the 7th George when he’s King and is 3rd in line to the throne after Prince Charles and his Dad Prince William.
Six King Georges have worn the crown throughout history since the German-born George I, was crowned in 1714.
The name means farmer or earth worker.
St George is the patron Saint of England and represents honour, bravery and gallantry. The legend of George slaying a dragon and rescuing an innocent maiden is medieval.
Basically all I can find on this is that its popular in Scotland and that William and Kate met at university in Scotland. That’s all I can deduce from it anyway.
Personally, I hope they named it after Louis Tomlinson from One Direction but apparently its the last of William’s three middle names. Disappointing. But I can still dream.