CHOOSING a name for your child is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make as a parent.
But when your child will one day grow up to be the future King of England? Well, we can only imagine the pressure.
Kate Middleton and Prince William introduce their son Prince George to the world on the steps of the Lindo Wing in 2013Credit: Getty – Contributor
But while they settled on the name George for their son, it turns out their eldest child could have been named something completely different.
According to Vanity Fair, the then first-time parents didn’t want to find out the sex of their baby.
Shortly after Prince George was born, royal correspondent Katie Nicholl wrote: “Courtiers insisted the pair had not found out the sex of their unborn baby, and friends close to the couple claim William wanted a surprise.”
Kate Middleton reportedly had her ‘heart set’ on the name Alexander for Prince GeorgeCredit: PA:Press Association
The expert claims Kate had an inkling it was a boy and “had her heart set on the name Alexander.”
However, the proud parents reportedly only decided to call their new baby George after he arrived.
The eldest Cambridge child shares his name with The Queen‘s late father King George XI and grandfather George V while Alexander went on to become one of Prince George’s second names instead.
Prince George’s full name is George Alexander Louis – which he shares with his younger brother, Prince Louis.
One of Prince George’s middle names is Louis – like his younger brotherCredit: Represented by ZUMA Press, Inc.
The name Alexander also has a long history within the Royal Family and was one of the late Duke of Kent’s middle names.
What’s more, one of The Queen’s middle names is also Alexandra – which led royal fans to make £60,000 worth of bets predicting Kate would name her firstborn Alexandra if it was a girl, The Telegraph reports.
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