Notts: Royals follow in the local footsteps as George is the eighth most popular boy’s name

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are following in the footsteps of Notts folk naming their son George.

Notts County Council has confirmed that the name George is the eighth most popular boy’s name locally in the last year.

It follows the announcement that William and Catherine have named their first child George Alexander Louis.

The council is the registration authority for Notts, which includes the registration of baby names.

In the last 12 months, 41 boys were given the name George, six babies were given the first name Alexander and seven given Louis.

George was also the fourth most popular middle name for a boy with 62 being given the name and 19 given the middle name Alexander.

Coun Glynn Gilfoyle, the chairman of the council’s community safety committee, said: “It is fantastic news that Prince William and Catherine, the Duckess of Cambridge have given birth to their first child who is third in the line to the throne.”

“George is already in the top ten so we expect the name to become even more popular now a future King has been the name.”

The top ten names for boys and girls in the county in the last year are as follows:

Girl’s names: 1 Amelia, 2 Olivia, 3 Emily, 4 Scarlett, 5 Ava, 6 Evie, 7 Poppy, 8 Freya, 9 Grace, 10 Isla.

Boy’s names: 1 Oliver, 2 Harry, 3 Alfie, 4 Jack, 5 Riley, 6 Charlie, 7 Noah, 8 George, 9 Jacob, 10 Logan.

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