With the birth of the royal prince today, I can’t help but join in on the name guessing game. I have been obsessed with names since before my 3 year old was born. Luckily, my husband and I had little struggle with picking a name for our boy. But I have to say, had he been a girl, I don’t know what we would have decided upon. When we were deciding, I scoured websites, but my favourite was the Baby Name Wizard. Laura Wattenberg is my kind of baby namer, the data collection alone is impressive.
As a teacher, I am bombarded with names and was warned that I may struggle in naming a child due to potential “ruined names”. To be honest, there have been few in my class that have ruined a name. However, a name that sounds intelligent and University bound has been a driving force in name choices.
The naming of a girl seems a little more tricky. Not only would I like the name to sound intelligent, but also feminine. I used to believe that I could be known as smart or pretty (not both). I’ve decided that a perfect girls name should be both. I have a few floating around in my brain for future use, but the husband will have to agree.
Will and Kate have quite a job ahead of them. Thankfully, few people if any in the world cared about what I would name my baby.
So here is my royal predictions: 1. George, 2. Edward, 3. Charles, 4. Spencer
Congrats Will and Kate!