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In case you are still listening….

George Alexander Louis?

call me whatOn behalf of William and Kate and the entire royal family…

I’m sorry, Royal Baby.

I know there is a long history of King Georges — six, in fact — but all I see when I hear the name “George” is George Costanza of Seinfeld infamy. And while he was a great TV sitcom character, I wouldn’t wish a son like him on William and Kate.

Or anyone, really.

Now, if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had gone with “Alexander” as a first name, I would be all over that. Maybe they are planning to call you by your middle name. Most of the kids I grew up with were called by their middle names. I always found it kinda odd…like their parents couldn’t make up their minds.  But I would gladly support it in this instance.

If not — if they decide to go with George — well, I return to my previous submission

Sebastian.

Might I suggest…

By now you all know that His Royal Highness has been born to William and Kate. His name, though, they say “may take some time.” Don’t worry –

I’m all over it.

Sebastian

call me whatIt’s a worthy name; the Greek translation is “venerable.” It began to be widely used in the third century after it was the name of  a Christian martyr…so it’s certainly manly enough.

Sebastian also has British ties. It’s in the Top 100 list of boy’s names. Sebastian Cabot is a British actor; Sebastian Faulks, a British writer. And there are characters named Sebastian in popular British fiction, including Sherlock Holmes and Brideshead Revisited.

Most importantly, I like it.

Look, I’m only trying to expedite the process.  Princess Diana and Prince Charles took seven days to name William; William and Kate took three weeks to name their dog, Lupo; and Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip took a month to name Charles.

Let’s not give the child an identity crisis!

Prince(ss)

I’m pretty excited about the Royal Baby.

kate and williamI like Kate. I like William, too. And I just know that baby is gonna be a charmer.

Even if he/she is giving his/her mom a serious case of morning sickness right now — bad enough to send her to the hospital, no less.

But what fun it will be once that baby makes an appearance!  I can already imagine the photos of him/her, rolling around on the lawn with their cocker spaniel Lupo.

The only possible negative?

Any celebrities birthing babies around the same time.  Sorry, folks — the Royal Baby is gonna steal the spotlight on both sides of the drink.

Lucky pup

Four months have passed since the wedding of William and Catherine, credited with breathing new life into Britain’s royal family.

Watch out, newbies — Charles and Camilla are gaining on you.

Sure, you didn’t accept wedding gifts, instead requesting contributions to a list of charities near-and-dear to your hearts.  And Catherine isn’t doing the ladies-in-waiting routine associated with princesses past.

In fact, you’re living quite simply in a rented home in North Wales while William completes his three-year stint with the RAF.  Going to the pub.  Catching a late-night movie.  Even shopping for your own groceries.

Props for living like normal folks.

Not to be outdone, Charles and Camilla recently adopted Beth, a Jack Russell terrier puppy from the Battersea Dogs Home in London.

Now, the royals are long known for being dog lovers.  The Queen Mother is often photographed with her purebred corgis.  So it is exciting to see the future king rescue a puppy instead of going the traditional breeder route.  It sets a great example for everyone.

I can only hope it becomes as trendy — and garners as much attention — as the hats at the royal wedding!

Proof’s in the pork

Uh oh.  Those ‘newly married’ friends of yours have already lasted an entire year!  It’s time to buy an anniversary present — what to do?

No worries — it’s Flitch Day!

According to customs that have been in place since the 15th century, any couple who can prove to a jury of bachelors and maidens that they have lived together in ‘harmony and fidelity’ during the past year gets a flitch of bacon.

(That’s a side of bacon in modern speak.)

No more checking their registry at Target.  No more worrying about colors or style of decor.  Agonizing about sizes is a thing of the past.

Just pass that platter of bacon to the lucky bride and groom!

(William and Kate are going to be so excited…)