“With George we have a traditional, classic name with historical connotations,” Christopher Warwick, royal biographer and historian tells E! News. “It might not be too imaginative, but it isn’t too surprising.”
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The name is particularly significant because the little one will one day become King George VII, the 43rd English monarch, assuming his father and grandpa Prince Charles both take the throne.
“In a royal context it is a very appropriate and significant name because it means that maybe one day in the dim and distant future this child would become George VII (7th),” Warwick explains
The third in line to the throne is believed to be named for his great great grandfather George VI, father of Queen Elizabeth II. Louis is possibly derived from Prince Philip’s uncle, Lord Louis Mountbatten, with whom Prince Charles had a close relationship and the last British Viceroy of India before independence in 1947.
Alexander could be a reference to old Kings of Scotland and it’s also the male version of Alexandra, a top female name contender.