Choosing a child's name is anything but easy. Especially if you are a royal and your child will be the next heir to the throne after your husband.
Who is Prince George named after?
You should always think very carefully about what you name your child. Prince George has a namesake in his family: King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth. But how did Kate and William decide on the name of their firstborn?
As Geo reports, according to royal expert Katie Nicholl's insider sources from the palace, the couple did not want to know the sex of the child until the birth. However, the Duchess is said to have sensed her baby’s gender in all pregnancies, they continue.
Animal helped with finding a name
They then wrote these names down on pieces of paper. But instead of letting chance decide, they allegedly put the slips of paper on the floor and let their cocker spaniel Lupo decide.
Kate and William loved Lupo very much, but unfortunately, he died in 2021 at the age of ten. The four-legged friend was always by George's side for the first few years and the two certainly had a very special relationship. All the more so when you consider that the dog is said to have chosen the name of the future King of England.
This article was translated from Oh!MyMag DE.