Will William & Kate Be The Hit Baby Names Of 2011?

Fri, April 29, 2011 1:13pm EST by 4 Comments

They might be the most famous people in the world right now, but shockingly, an expert says their names don’t seem to be as popular!

The couple everyone has been talking about over the past few months, Prince William and Kate Middleton, have finally tied the knot in the most anticipated event of the year. But, apparently their names aren’t as popular as they are!

BabyCenter, which puts together an annual list of the most popular baby names, is already predicting that the names associated with the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will not reach royal standings this year! The name William already peaked in 2008, while Kate peaked in 2005 — but both have fallen off the name radar since.

While 36 percent of BabyCenter moms say they find inspiration in famous people and characters, most parents want to be original with their baby names. So to be brutally honest, at this point in time, the titles William and Kate/Catherine are not the best choices!

“Take Britney, Madonna, Oprah, or Barack, for example,” Editor-in-Chief of BabyCenter Linda Murray says. “When parents feel a name is owned by one person, they shy away from it for their own child. This could be part of the story for William and Kate. ”

But although William and Kate will not be elite names, Linda thinks whatever the newly married couple decide to name their future children will be huge hits among parents! “Those will be the names that start a trend.”

Would you name your child William or Kate?

–Leigh Blickley

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Posted at 5:09 PM on July 4, 2011  

I think they should give their daughter ( if the have one) the name Frances Deanna-Rose Mountbatten-Windsor. Why? To honor the Prince’s mother and because the late Princess’ middle name was Frances and her fave flower was a rose ( white) and instead of Diana I think Deanna is and would be a nice variation.

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Posted at 12:40 PM on May 3, 2011  

I think that they have to choose a name that’s been in the family and maybe the Queen/family has some opinion about it? William has 3 middle names: William Arthur Phillip Louis…Phillip his grandfather’s name. I wonder how much say they’ll have.

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Posted at 2:30 AM on May 3, 2011  

My sons name is william harry I named him after prince william & harry I think they are beautiful names & I was thinking if I ever had a girl maybe diana but catherine is a nice name too :)

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Posted at 2:38 PM on May 1, 2011  

well to tell you the truth ever since i was a little girl i have always wanted to name my sons after Harry an william meaning their hole name an i dont have kids yet but i still plan on nameing them after them

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