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Kate Middleton & Prince William Reportedly Had the Most Unique Way of Choosing Prince George’s Baby Name

Picking a baby name is one of the most exciting — and challenging — parts of parenthood. Your newborn is going to have this name for the rest of their lives — will it be good? Will people like it? Will the royal family approve?! OK, most people don’t have to worry about the last one, but Kate Middleton and Prince William did when it came to naming their three kids, Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 5. In order to make the decision a little easier when Princess Kate was pregnant with their eldest, they reportedly used a super unique picking method — and, yes, we’re definitely going to steal this idea.

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  • Baby Name Strategy

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    When Middleton was pregnant with George, the couple were already pet parents to an English cocker spaniel named Lupo. According The Times, per Mirror, the couple wrote all their potential baby names on scrap pieces of paper and spread it around the floor. Then, they let Lupo pick a scrap of paper — and that’s how they landed on George! What a heartwarming way to include your furry friend in this monumental decision.

  • Lupo Died in 2020

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    Lupo was with the family for a long time (even appearing in official photos) until he died in Nov. 2020. 

    At the time, the Kensington Royal official account wrote a heartfelt tribute to him. 

    “Very sadly last weekend our dear dog, Lupo, passed away,” they wrote. “He has been at the heart of our family for the past nine years and we will miss him so much.”

  • The Wales Have a Dog Named Orla

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    The family of five now has a new dog named Orla, which they got from Kate’s younger brother James Middleton, per PEOPLE. This pup, which is also a black cocker spaniel, is a big part of their family, too. In fact, she was featured in a beautiful birthday picture with Princess Charlotte. 

    A source told The Mail, “The new puppy is adorable and the whole family are besotted.”

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  • Posted on June 16, 2023