• Mon, Jul 15 2013

Ways I Am Preparing For The Royal Baby

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It seems like journalists are really devoting a lot of time to preparing for the Royal Baby. AS I AM A JOURNALIST I am trying to do that, too. Here is what I am doing.

  • Made some ravioli, quietly hoped that maybe the baby would be born so I could have something to write about on that topic.
  • Ate ravioli. Pretty good. Nice sauce.
  • Thought maybe I would like the baby to be a girl, because then she would be Queen, and it’s cool that England has evolved that way. Good for them.
  • Thought maybe I would like to boy, because that would give my imaginary, as yet unborn female child a better shot at becoming a princess (maybe her imaginary, as yet unmet father is a Lord? We don’t know.)
  • Spent a really long time thinking about how gross it is to give birth
  • I bet Kate Middleton will give perfectly though, and not defecate on herself in the process or anything like that.
  • I wonder if this theoretical British aristocrat I’m marrying would be cool with us adopting, and, if so, if our adopted girl could still marry the Prince of England in such a situation.
  • Forcefully told someone that the royal baby would be named Diana, because this is going to happen. You know it’s going to happen. You know that.
  • Told someone else that it’s probably going to be named Diana regardless of gender, but secretly I think that if it’s a boy it will be named Albert after Queen Elizabeth’s father. Pretty sure on this one.
  • Or Beelzebub. Feels right.
  • Thought about maybe making ravioli again tomorrow.

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  • Eileen

    I sincerely doubt they’ll name a baby Diana. You can’t give the future head of the Anglican church the name of a pagan goddess! (Also, naming your kid after a grandparent who died young is hard enough for the kid to live up to, but a grandparent who died young with her own Elton John song and Beanie Baby??? Give the kid its own name, or at least a name that’s diluted enough throughout English royal history that it’s not identified with one specific person)

    • Cee

      I think they will sneak it in somewhere. If you see William or Harry’s full name, you know they have about 5 names per royal, so while I doubt it will be her first name, it will most likely be in there.

  • MR

    Anne. She was not too long before the British aristocracy chose to allign itself with the Germanic aristocracy. The Georges – including George III – came from that, so maybe I (we) should be thanking them for that. She was also monarch when the Britain and France began slugging it out for control of North America – that is from eastern Canada down to Georgia.

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  • MR

    Ladbrokes had a lot more bets on a girl’s name. I also read James and George were the two favorites for a boy. I’m so disappointed she didn’t have a girl. Such is life.