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All hail, George Alexander Louis!

Last updated on: July 25, 2013 00:09 IST

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Prince William and Duchess Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have named their newborn baby George Alexander Louis.

He is named for his great great grandfather George VI, father of Queen Elizabeth II. Louis comes from Prince Philip's uncle, Lord Louis Mountbatten.

Media reports said that Alexander could either be a reference to old kings of Scotland, or it's the male version of Alexandria, a top girl name contender and the name of a past queen consort and one of the baby's ancestors.

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According to the National Post, the announcement raises speculation that if he were to become king the new prince would choose the name George VII, but there is no guarantee that as monarch he would use his first name.

His great-great-grandfather, George VI, was christened Albert Frederick Arthur George and used his fourth name when he came to the throne.

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