The new Royal Baby's name surprised everyone
And the winner is ... Louis Arthur Charles! Analytics firm partially predicts name of third child born to Kate Middleton and Prince William.
Arthur? Philip? Albert? Frederick? James?
And as the world awaited the announcement of the name of Kate Middleton and Prince William's third child on Monday, the tongues were once again sent wagging, as Brits placed bets on the tot's name. Such occasions are a big deal across the pond, where Internet comments teemed with predictions, percentages and odds.
And then came the announcement. Drum roll please ...
Welcome to the world, Louis Arthur Charles.
The announcement surprised some analysts, who thought Arthur would be the first name.
Before the announcement, one analyst, in particular, said the name Arthur comprised 22% of internet comments across Great Britain. Nadav Shoval, CEO of Israel-based startup Spot.IM, said that preference was twofold: it's a favored name among Anglophiles, and it's also rumored that dad Prince William said "Here's Arthur" in front of cameras when presenting the baby after the couple left the hospital.
Other predictions were Philip at 19%, Albert at 18%, Frederick and James both at 11%, Thomas at 10% and Edward at 9%. But that didn't stop analysts like the Tel Aviv native Shoval from putting their hats in the ring. His company, which powers Internet comment sections for several British media outlets, believed Arthur to be the winner. He wasn't too far off!
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge arrive to attend the service at St Mark's Church on Christmas Day on Dec. 25, 2016, in Bucklebury, Berkshire. (Photo: Andrew Matthews - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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