Prince William's Baby Name Confession Explains Why We've Been Kept Waiting

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royal baby Kate Middleton Prince WilliamNow that we've finally seen the royal baby -- or seen his fingers and the top of his head -- the big question remains: what did Kate Middleton and Prince William decide to name the future king of England? And even more importantly, when are they going to tell us?

Well, it turns out it's not as simple as sending out a birth announcement. The real reason we don't know the royal baby's name isn't because the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are withholding it from us.

It's because they don't even know themselves! Prince William confessed they are still "working on" a name for His Royal Highness.

I can't say I blame them for taking their time. Whatever they name the royal baby, people the world over will be debating whether it's appropriate. Prince Charles and Lady Diana waited more than a week to tell us William was named William. With Charles it took a MONTH for the name to be released.

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I have to confess their uncertainty even makes me feel a little bit better in that misery loves company sort of way. Baby naming is hard, y'all! My husband and I debated for months and months and MONTHS. Like the royals, we didn't find out the gender of our child, so I too know what it's like to have to come up with good names for each sex.

Knowing that even Prince William and Kate Middleton are having a rough time makes them sound a bit more human, a bit more like the rest of us normal folks who didn't have a hairdresser to come to the hospital after the birth or a royal gynecologist fussing about our lady bits.

That said, they best get a move on. There are countless babies still waiting to be named thanks to some parents with a royal obsession!

And if I may throw a name in the ring, how about Spencer, an ode to the Duke's lovely mum?

Are you surprised the royals have yet to choose a name?


Image via Scott Heavey/Getty Images

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fleur... fleurdelys3110

Spencer would be a beautiful tribute! Unfortunately it could never be more than a middle name because it isn't a traditional monarchical first name. The queen would never allow it

bills... billsfan1104

I agree with you and Fleur, I think Spencer would be a wonderful tribute. I also agree it probably could only be used as a middle name. I think Charles Spencer sounds great. A tribute to dad and mom

LeeshaE LeeshaE

I like Arthur so when he's king he would be King Arthur :)

Shelli Eltzeroth Layman

My guess is that they will go back further in the linage and I would also guess that they already have a named picked but are waiting for the Queen's approval. She has to approve almost everything they do, especailly with naming a future King...

nonmember avatar Yourturn

I had a hard enough time and I didn't require the Queen to sign off on the name!

LoveM... LoveMyKBabies

I have a feeling that the Queen would allow Spencer to be a middle name, simply because the public LOVED Diana. I would think she's smart enough to know that seeing any of Diana's name in her grandchild's name, will make the population happy. People all over the world loved Diana. All of that love has been redirected at her sons & will be to her grandson as well. I don't know a single person that doesn't believe that the Queen or her husband had something to do with Diana's death. I'm an American & I still hope that somehow the crown just skips Charles altogether & goes to William. I don't want to see Camilla even close to sitting on a throne that rightfully should have been Diana's. I can't wait to see Kate sitting there though :)

tcfla tcfla

James Charles William Spencer

cinmug22 cinmug22

George James Philip Spencer

mande... manderspanders

I hope to God it isn't James. My son was born on the 3rd and we named him James... Yes, I realize it is a *common* name, but if the royals name their son James, it will become suddenly *trendy*. I explicitly did not want my son to have a trendy name.

I'm sure they already had names picked for a boy or girl and are waiting for the queen's approval. I just hope I don't regret not picking my second choice for my boy.

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