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Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

This past month, on the 2nd of May, 2015 the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a Princess. A few days after her birth the royal family released the new little bundle of joy’s name. Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

We all know the name Diana is in honor of William and Harry’s late mother Princess Diana, but there have been many speculations going around about the rest of her name. Many have started to believe that Charlotte got her name from Pippa Middleton whose full name is Philippa Charlotte Middleton.

Then there is her middle name Elizabeth, which most have assumed is named for Queen Elizabeth II. Yet, there are still people speculating that the name is more referring to Catherine’s middle name of Elizabeth.

All this gets one thinking about what is truly in a name. How many names are in honor of others and how many are just because they sounded good?

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