Tuesday, 23 July 2013

No Pressure, Kid.




A couple of you may have heard in the news about a Royal baby being born and far be it from me to miss out on a band wagon.
I was working when this was announced and the first I heard about the birth was when I bumped into two drunk women in the street who told me about the little lad being born.  The ladies then asked me if I thought he should be called Mohammed as this was the most popular male name on the planet.

I said this would probably not be a good idea as Islamic people would not be chuffed by a non-Muslim figurehead of an increasingly secular Christian country being named after their prophet.

So here I am the next day after the birth watching the 24 hour news channels working themselves into a lather.  This involves a great deal of standing around outside the hospital with hundreds of other TV crews, endlessly spouting the same sentences to fill the time until something else happens.

Despite the recession and general misery that usually floats around Britain has been enjoying a good couple of years, particularly in sport. We had the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in the same year as the enormously successful London Olympic games.

England hammered the Australians at cricket this month, Australia again suffered defeat this time in rugby at the hands of the British and Irish Lions and Chris Froome is the second Brit in a row to win the Tour de France.

So with all this national pride in the air at the moment I reckon the new Royal baby should be called Arthur. I mean, think about it, there has only been one King Arthur and he was legendary so it's about time we had another.
The legend says that King Arthur will return when the country needs him so it makes sense to have an Arthur on standby, just in case.

And if the King has to save the country in it's hour of need then this should silence the people who say the Royals don't do enough for the money we spend on them.

Why stop there? If we are serious about keeping the monarchy system then we may as well embrace it fully and as well as King Arthur we should have a Round Table, a castle called Camelot and a wizard called Merlin. Think of the boost to the tourist industry.

19 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

I would like to see a whole new name used although I think that Mohammed wouldn't be wise to say the very least. Very true about national pride though, feels like we're entering a new phase in our history and it't exciting.

Amy said...

I am baffled at the extent of news coverage on this in the states! You were right when you said it is all Americans know or care about of the British.
Like any child, no matter the name, there are going to be people upset, so I think they should do their own thing and as they say, "go big or go home". A nice family name like Moon Unit. Oh wait, that's been used.

Pat Hatt said...

haha pathetic how much the stand around and such just waiting for news. Isn't news supposed to bring, you know, news?

John Evans said...

If or when King Arthur returns, could you lend him to the States for a while?

Francis Lee said...

Arthur it is then!

Emmy said...

I agree with naming him Arthur, along with having his own Merlin and the Round Table! I do think you Brits should build Hogwarts first though. Then, Arthur can go there.

PS My eyes glazed over when you mentioned sports...just saying....

Rob Z Tobor said...

I think he should be called Prince then when he becomes the King he will be the King formally know as Prince and will get to sign stuff with a vague sort of squiggle which is what Kings do anyway.

Alternatively there is always Elvis for reasons that need now explanation......

SkippyMom said...

Since most royals have four names [besides the sir name] I think he should be called Prince John Paul George Ringo.

Now how COOL would that be?

Although, I do like your spin on Arthur. hee

Congrats on the new baby. Very exciting for y'all I am sure.

[And didn't England/Scotland win Wimbledon too? YAY!]

Janie Junebug said...

I think he should be Prince Bubba.

Love,
Janie

Kianwi said...

I love that idea! You never know, right?

Even though I'm not a royal watcher, I am definitely curious to hear his name. But what I mostly kept thinking when I heard he was born was how weird it would be to be Kate and be his mom. Sure, he's your baby, but he's the country's baby, too. And I'm sure there are lots of things about his life that will be out of her control. Kind of fascinating, really.

altadenahiker said...

Arthur? Albert is not amused.

Dana said...

I have a friend who feels the same way and wants the prince's name to be Arthur. Bring on little Prince Art. Ha.

Kelly Polark said...

Love the commentary!
Arthur really isn't a bad suggestion!

Margaret said...

Well, it looks like you're getting a George. They must have missed your post. Too bad. I'm not so keen on the name George.

Crystal Collier said...

My hubby was asking me yesterday why everyone cares. (We have a hard time getting on the celebrity bus.) I think it's funny the things that get all the attention in the news.

MRanthrope said...

I like William and Kate is gorgeous so I'm stoked their family is officially up and running. As a student of history I'm fascinated by Europe and it's soap opera like web of monarchs, intermarriages and wars...but as a vulgar American I still can't wrap my head around people in 21st century Western societies giving two shits about "royalty." Maybe I'm just jealous...he only figureheads we have in USA is Ronald McDonald.

Vapid Vixen said...

I totally snickered but the more I think about it, the more it sounds like the only viable option.

See that it happens.

Light House Plays said...

Well, I'm happy that the royal family has a new baby now. I can't wait for the history to come. :)
Children theater plays.

Juliette said...

Damn! Arthur would have been brilliant. A noble and legendary name. I think you should be 'Royal sprog namer'

Looks like we we will have another mad King George instead.