Kate and Wills present George to the world on Tuesday (Getty Images)
Kensington Palace announced on Wednesday that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their son George Alexander Louis.
The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.
There have been six previous kings named George who have reigned in the British monarchy. The first, George I, ascended to the throne in 1714. The most recent, George VI, was the father of current monarch Queen Elizabeth II, and who ruled from December 1936 until his death in February 1952. The latter was famously depicted by British actor Colin Firth in the 2010 film "The King's Speech," which won Academy Awards both for Best Picture and for Firth's Best Actor performance.
Omg! spoke with Laura Wattenberg, author of "The Baby Name Wizard," who thinks that it's fair to say that this choice was predictable and traditional, which in her opinion, "is exactly what it should be!"
"George is the perfect 'brand' for the British monarchy," Wattenberg continues. "The name George is the patron saint of England, and the name of both Queen Elizabeth's father and grandfather. Her father George VI was actually named Albert Frederick Arthur George. 'The King's Speech' depicts him choosing to call himself King George like his father, since Albert sounded 'too German' as tensions rose before WWII.'
Wattenberg adds that "the names Alexander and Louis also have deep roots in the family tree. For example, Queen Victoria was christened Alexandrina Victoria, and Alexandra of Denmark was the mother of George V."
However, royal sources tell The Daily Mail that "the baby's names, George Alexander Louis, are not meant to be symbolic, the couple just like them."
A closer look at the Prince of Cambridge (Getty Images)
"George" was the top guess by several oddsmakers on both sides of the pond, including Facebook.
Prior to Wednesday's announcement, The Daily Mail cited Bookmakers Coral as having "James" as the top choice for the third person in line to the British throne. "James" was Facebook's second most buzzed about choice.
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