It’s a girl! And obviously Baby Princess of Cambridge is the future best friend of Baby Girl Courtney. I mean, they’re practically the same age. (English boarding school, anybody…?)
As cute as the baby is–cheeks!–there are two things I am more preoccupied by:
What will the name be?
HOW THE BLOODY HELL DID DUCHESS KATE LEAVE THE HOSPITAL 9 HOURS AFTER GIVING BIRTH LOOKING LIKE THIS?
She wore a Jenny Packham dress, her hair was perfectly blown out, her makeup was expertly applied, and you could actually see her skinny little ankles.
I mean, not to get gross, but…nah, actually, I’ve been knee-deep in pregnancy and baby for a year, so I’m GOING TO GET GROSS. She just pushed an 8+ pound baby out of her vagina. Without pain meds. Likely was stitched up. Had the obligatory post-baby poo. Probably had some ice-packs and some adult diapers all up in there.
And then she got a blowout and applied eyeliner?
Seriously. I’m baffled.
Make no mistake, people: being a full-time senior member of the British royal family is a J.O.B. And Duchess Kate works it.
Less gross subject: back to that name!
My official vote is Alexandra Charlotte Frances. Frances was Diana’s middle name–and Kate’s father’s middle name is Francis–so it would be a way for William to honor his mother without beating the baby (or us) over the head with it. I could maybe see them using Diana as one of the middle names, but it will definitely not be the first name. I’d bet money on that.
(Fast forward to two days from now, when we’re introduced to Her Royal Highness Diana Screw-You-Camilla Di-Di Princess of Cambridge.)
Alice is getting a lot of attention, since apparently Duchess Kate wrote a dissertation on Alice in Wonderland at university. And Charlotte is just as popular with bookies this time as it was last.
Selfishly, I’m hoping that Charlotte isn’t the last name, since Erik and I had hoped to name our theoretical future second daughter Charlotte Elizabeth…and also because my protagonist of Wisteria is named Charlotte. But obvs la Duch isn’t taking my personal desires into consideration, soooo…
What’s funny is there are basically only a handful of “approved” names to choose from. The royal baby is all but guaranteed to be named some combination of the following: Adelaide, Alexandra, Alice, Anne, Augusta, Beatrice, Caroline, Charlotte, Eleanor, Elizabeth, Eugenie, Georgina, Helena, Louise, Margaret, Mary, Rose, Sophie, or Victoria.
Place your bets!