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New Yorkers select royal baby names

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 01:06

July 23 - New Yorkers and tourists share their predictions of what the new heir to the British throne will be named. Alicia Powell reports.

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Excitement spreads from coast to coast as news about the birth of the royal baby boy continues. His name has yet to be announced, but people in Times Square are offering their opinions on whether the child should have a royal name or a more common moniker. SOUNDBITE: Dasha, tourist, saying (English): "I think it should be a royal, regal name just for the tradition, but it would be quite interesting if it wasn't. I think it would be a bit controversial." SOUNDBITE: Drew Lauggers, New Jersey resident, saying (English): "Isn't his mother a little bit more on the common side and the father obviously is a royal. So why not have like a common first name and a royal middle name? It's followed up with the last name of course, which is very royal." The names George and James were favorites with British bookmakers and also struck a chord with this tourist from Ohio. SOUNDBITE: Susan, tourist from Ohio, saying (English): "It's kingly and it was our first president too, so a lot of leaders of businesses are named George. I just like it." The royal heir is third in line to the throne after his grandfather Charles and father William - and pushes the fun-loving Prince Harry, into fourth place.

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New Yorkers select royal baby names

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 01:06