12/03/2012 03:41 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Will and Kate's Baby: Royal Names They Will Most Definitely Will Not Use

By Juli Weiner, Vanity Fair


Will and Kate are pregnant! It's unclear whether the forthcoming progeny is a boy or a girl, but either way, it will need a name! In keeping with royal naming traditions (William and Harold, for example, are both names of former rulers), Baby Windsor will likely be christened after some esteemed English monarch--but which one? Definitely not the following:

  • Æthelstan
  • Eadwig
  • Sweyn Forkbeard
  • Cnut
  • Harthacnut
  • Edmund Ironside
  • Eadrerd

On the other hand, Sweyn Forkbeard Middleton-Windsor is not terrible.

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