Charlotte Elizabeth Diana's name loved by royal revellers
Naming of Princess Charlotte gets thumb's-up
Two days after the birth of the latest member of the Royal Family, Kensington Palace announced the baby's name: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.
And if those three names aren't enough, her official title will be Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.—@KensingtonRoyal
The baby will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.—@KensingtonRoyal
Royal revellers were pleased with the first name Charlotte, which was among the top contenders for guesses among bookmakers.
The Princess' name has been revealed! Welcome Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge! ���� <a href="http://t.co/ZxVQWfirzk">pic.twitter.com/ZxVQWfirzk</a>—@Smile8736
Charlotte Elizabeth Diana is such a beautiful name ��—@mollie1252
I love the name of the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RoyalBaby?src=hash">#RoyalBaby</a>, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana! It is a beautiful, cute and lovely name❤️������! She will be one respected lady!—@CourtneyLakers
All three names for the little princess hold special significance.
Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana - covering all the bases <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RoyalBaby?src=hash">#RoyalBaby</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/cbc?src=hash">#cbc</a>—@OrmistonOnline
The mayor of the Village of Queen Charlotte, B.C., along with mayors of other Canadian cities with any trace of Charlotte in their name were capitalizing on the namesake on Monday.
"Ah, what's in a name? Of course we're honoured that the new princess is almost our namesake, but I'm afraid that Prince George, B.C. is ahead of us in this matter, especially in order of succession," Village of Queen Charlotte Mayor Greg Martin told CBC.
Eight provinces in Canada have Charlotte among the top 20 most popular baby names.
"I'm not naive enough to believe they named a baby after Charlottetown, but I think it's pretty cool. It's sort of history repeating itself," said Charlottetown, P.E.I., Mayor Clifford Lee.
Charlotte appears to honour Prince William's father, Prince Charles, and it was also the name of the wife of George III. Elizabeth honours the current monarch, Queen Elizabeth.
But many were most taken by the royal couple's decision to include the third name, Diana, in memory of Prince William's mother.
The Princess has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana ..... nice touch. <a href="http://t.co/ucpwnJcxRK">pic.twitter.com/ucpwnJcxRK</a>—@philip_pbm339
Charlotte Elizabeth Diana is a lovely name for the new princess in memory of Diana princess of wales—@MissionStyles
"Charlotte Elizabeth Diana" in honour of her late grandmother and an amazing woman, Princess Diana. <a href="http://t.co/te58XlTKrm">pic.twitter.com/te58XlTKrm</a>—@Renzo_Soprano
Some were surprised that the royals used the name.
Charlotte Elizabeth Diana �� I hoped for Charlotte but I never thought they'd use Diana—@Bex_Potato
If it had been Charlotte Diana Elizabeth (instead of Charlotte Elizabeth Diana) would we have a revolution?—@ConcertoMates
But now that the princess has a name, a new debate is being waged: What will the royal baby's nickname be?
Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge. I wonder if <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RoyalBabyGirl?src=hash">#RoyalBabyGirl</a> will be nicknamed Charlie or Lottie? <a href="http://t.co/mghlrZ64fe">pic.twitter.com/mghlrZ64fe</a>—@AmberleyLondon
Can we all agree that we are going to call her Charlie. “British Royal Couple Name Daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana”.—@ponderossa