What’s in a royal baby name? Tens of thousands of bets

Arianne Chernock, College of Arts & Sciences

Duchess Kate says choosing a name for her royal baby is “very difficult,” and no wonder: It won’t entirely be up to her and Prince William…

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“They can’t just pick any name. The monarchy is one of the few remaining points of connection to a very long, deep and storied past. (Thus), these names are symbolic. It’s similar to naming a pope.”

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