Tuesday, August 20, 2013

George and royal baby names

Ancestry.com recently reported that the popularity of a royal baby’s first name increases by an average of 32% the year after the baby is born. Prince Andrew, born in 1960, has had the biggest impact on baby names in recent years. Ancestry.com is predicting that George will be the fourth most popular name in the United Kingdom in 2014. The royal naming pattern was uncovered through historical analysis of yearly birth indexes available on Ancestry.com, which detail every baby born in England and Wales from 1837 to 2005. The number of babies with the same name as a royal baby in the year of the royal’s birth was compared with the number in the following year. Every royal from King Edward VII (born in 1841) to Princess Eugenie (born in 1990) was included in the study. You can read more about the results of the study at http://www.genealogyblog.com/?p=28190

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