George Alexander Louis, meet the world. World, meet George Alexander Louis. Who is George Alexander Louis? Kate Middleton and Prince William‘s new baby. The Royal Baby. The big baby kahuna. I guess George Alexander Louis is a better name than North West. If we’re judging. And I’d like us to.
So why this name? The BBC has some theories. Alexander, because it’s the male form of Alexandra, which is the Queen’s first middle name. (Yes, first. She has more than one.) Louis because he is the uncle of Prince Philip. And finally George, because the Will and Kate are huge Jason Alexander/Seinfeld fans. Or maybe because there have been a whole mess of King Georges.
What do you think of the name?
The whole world was paying attention yesterday as Kate Middleton managed to push an 8lb, 6oz child out of her tiny frame and out into the world. Everyone and their brother has had something to say about the birth of the royal baby, from world leaders like the Queen and Barack Obama to those random freelancers hired by The Guardian to camp out in the press wing of the hospital to live blog such important events as a man in a suit walking out the front door with a “wry smile” (yes, this actually happened).
But what about the Duke and Duchess themselves? Surely they must have a very important statement to make about the arrival of their first child – who will, incidentally, go on to become the King of England? Worry not! Prince William has spoken out! You ready for this? Here’s his statement:
“We could not be happier.”
Well… right on! Apparently William actually wanted a girl but Kate wanted a boy. I think everyone else wanted a boy, as well – after all, he can now continue the lineage, so the Queen will be pleased (although apparently she changed the rules so that even if the baby was a girl, she could grow up to be Queen, which is pretty cool).
The baby was delivered by the Queen’s former gynecologist, which is kinda bonkers. It’s nuts how much is decided for you when you’re part of the royal family like that. I doubt Kate was all that thrilled with some old guy poking around her nether regions, but custom is custom!
Kate Middleton did it, you guys! She gave birth, and to a baby boy. The Palace released this statement (via ABC News):
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4.24 p.m. The baby weighs 8 lbs. 6 oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. The queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight.
Homegirl was in labor for more than 14 hours. People cheered when the heir was born. I bet she cheered too.
I have some great names, feel free to take these, Kate.
– Jumpin’ Jack Flash (or you could be more traditional and go with Jack Jumpin’ Flash)
– Chad Toddington
– Wesley Snipes
CONGRATS to the ultimate power couple!