Prince George might roll off the tongue now but before he was born it seems Prince William and Kate Middleton couldn't quite decide on their first born's name and may have enlisted their puppy Lupo to help make the final decision.
Prince George turned five last month go and it’s hard to imagine him with any other name, yet before their first born came into the world it seems Kate and William couldn’t decide.
Favourites at the time included Phillip, Arthur and Charles but just two days after he was born the name George was confirmed as the prince’s moniker.
Although the name announcement was very quick compared to when William was born, who didn’t have his name confirmed for a week after he was born, Kate and William seem to have struggled on making the final decision.
The couple wrote down a series of potential monikers on pieces of paper and placed them around their home.
The couple then asked Lupo to select a name and took the puppy’s decision as the one he tapped his paw at!
A source told the Sunday People at the time: ‘No one knows which ones Lupo chose. But the names have been so varied that the child could end quite mixed up – and be called Victoria Alexandra George David Beckham.’
Although we can’t confirm how much involvement Lupo did have, if he made the last call at least he made a good choice for the future king.
Prince George’s full name is George Alexander Louis and it has a very special meaning.
George was the name of Queen Elizabeth’s father George VI and the prince will be the seventh King George on the throne. Alexander is thought to be in tribute to his Great Grandma, the Queen, whose full name is Elizabeth Alexandra Mary.
Meanwhile Louis is thought to be named after his father, William Arthur Philip Louis, as well as the Duke of Edinburgh’s uncle, Lord Louis Mountbatten. So it’s super cute that Kate and William named their youngest son Louis as it adds an even more special meaning to both names and connects the brothers.
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