Ten Percent of Brits Surveyed Said They’d Delay Naming Their Baby So They Could Use the Same Name William and Kate Pick for Their Baby

A recent survey published in the Daily Mail showed the extent to which Brits are gaga over royal baby names. Twenty-two percent of respondents said they would consider giving their baby a name used by members of the British royal family (like William, Harry, Charles, Sophie or Elizabeth). Ten percent said they’d delay naming their baby so they could give it the same name William and Kate choose for their baby.

Here’s how one mother put it: “My baby is due before the royal baby, but I already know I definitely want it to have the same name. The birth of Will and Kate’s baby is … a monumental event that is going to be remembered forever. Giving my baby the same name is my personal way of celebrating.”

The British royal family is too tradition-bound to pick silly, non-traditional names like North West, Blue Ivy, Moon Unit or Apple. So it’s hard to go too-far wrong by following their example. Boring? Possibly. But crazy? Probably not.

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