A Name Fit For A King

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as  sweet

Romeo and Juliet

With the royal baby born, the next thing everyone wants to know is what name will it be given. I can predict this no better than anyone else, and have no strong opinions on what I’d like it to be called – although I’m sure such excellent suggestions as King Ralph, King Kong, and King S’of’Leon will be ignored.

We’re on much stronger ground when it comes to what past Kings and Queens are called, and in case you’re a little rusty on this:

P.S. The clip is from CBBC‘s fantabulous Horrible Histories television show – which were taken from a series of books of the same name by Terry Deary. I have a nearly-full collection of these books that I started getting when I was 11. They’re an excellent, and fun, way of getting children to learn about history.


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