Royal Baby George Alexander Louis: We Decode What His Name Means
Everyone is talking about the royal baby. It's bigger news than the birth of Kim Kardashian's and Kanye's poorly-monikered baby, North West, and now, finally, the littlest prince comes with a name attached — the official royal baby name is George Alexander Louis. Of course, he'll be better known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge. Because that's not a mouthful, or anything.
While we're more than thrilled that the royal family didn't name their kid after a direction or a fruit, we have to wonder where the name came from. Let's break it down.
The name means "earth-worker" or "farmer", which this baby certainly will not be. But it does indicate a hard-working spirit, which will hopefully translate into duties that the prince will certainly need to adhere to.
There have been six previous monarchs with the name George, though Kate and Wills' prince is named after one in particular. Reportedly, this George comes from the prince's great-great-grandfather, Queen Elizabeth II's father, King George VI. King George VI became king unexpectedly after the abdication of the throne by his brother. If this all sounds familiar, it's because his story was the basis for the Oscar-winner The King's Speech. (Maybe the family is also a really big Colin Firth fan?)
The name Alexander has a lot of power behind it — because a lot of people of power happened to be named Alexander. There's Alexander the Great, for one. Plus, Alexander II of Scotland, who, like William's brother, Harry, was also a famous red-head.
It could also be a reference to Alexandra of Denmark, who ruled from 1844-1925. She was the Queen of the United Kingdom and the Empress of India.
Though, honestly, most reports say that Alexander is simply a name that the couple liked. Go figure.
According to reports, the name Louis comes from Prince Philip's uncle, who was close to the baby's grandfather, Prince Charles.
Also, there was a George Louis who was King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1660-1727. Plus, Saint George is also the patron saint of England. Not bad karma, right?
Eighteen kings of France were also named Louis. The name holds the significance of meaning "glory" and "good warrior". Even more relevant? The name Louis also means "fame."
We think the baby will be able to identify with that moniker, for sure.