SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — It took two days for the Duchess of Cambridge and her husband Prince William to name of their new little princess. While that may seem slow by American standards, many cultures wait days, even weeks before naming their precious new arrival.
The young royals chose Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, which will likely boost the popularity of one or all three names. Since Monday’s announcement, bookies have been making good on bets that have been pouring in over the last week. The favorite was Alice, followed by Elizabeth, Olivia and Charlotte. Diana was the long shot, at 14 to 1.
Charlotte is already popular in America. According to the Social Security Administration, the feminized version of Charles has been on the rise for the last decade. It was ranked number 289 in 2000. By 2013, Charlotte had shot to number 11.
Elizabeth, the baby’s middle name, is already one of the most popular names for newborn American girls, ranking at number 10.
Alas, the sentimental favorite Diana never seemed to gain much popularity stateside. In 2013, baby Charlotte’s beloved, late grandmother’s name is ranked at 270 here in the U.S.A.
Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana arrived Saturday evening, weighing 8 pounds, 3 ounces. She is the fourth in line to the throne after her grandfather Prince Charles, her father Prince William, and her older brother Prince George.