July 24 - Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate have chosen three traditional royal names by calling their newborn baby boy George Alexander Louis, William's office said. Katharine Jackson reports.
Britain's royal baby has a name: Prince William and his wife Kate will call him George Alexander Louis, William's office announced on Wednesday (July 24). Born on Monday to global media frenzy, the newborn who is third in line to the British throne will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge. The world waited just two days to hear the name...a relatively short time by royal standards, but one that still prompted a global guessing game. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DASHA, NEW YORK CITY TOURIST FROM ENGLAND, SAYING: "I think it should be a royal, regal name, just for the tradition." (SOUNDBITE) (English) DREW LAUFFER, NEW JERSEY RESIDENT, SAYING: "Why not have like a common first name and a royal middle name?" (SOUNDBITE) (English) SUSAN, NEW YORK CITY TOURIST FROM OHIO, SAYING: "Oh well, it's kingly and it was our first president too, so a lot of leaders of businesses are named George." George has been the name of six British kings. The last, George VI, was the father of Queen Elizabeth.