Yesterday, Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, made headlines yet again when they announced that their newly hatched young son would be named George Alexander Louis. As anyone who has seen “The King’s Speech” knows, William’s great grandfather was called King George after he took over the throne, so the name has historical precedent.
But George tends to be a fairly uncommon name among us commoners, particularly in Connecticut. According to the state Department of Public Health, George has been the 110th most popular name for children born in Connecticut since 2003. Maybe being associated with a newly minted royal will give the name more cache among Nutmeggers, but only time will tell.
In case you were wondering, the most popular boy’s name in Connecticut is Michael. And, should Prince William need to dig REALLY deep for ammo in a future argument with his son, he can tell little Georgie that “William” is the seventh most popular name in Connecticut.
In a related note, there don’t seem to be any statistics on how popular it is to give your male child the initials G.A.L. I hope not very.