Montclair Baby Name Expert on High Alert Today

BY  |  Monday, Jul 22, 2013 11:52am  |  COMMENTS (9)

baby blocksNow that the Duchess of Cambridge has entered the hospital, reportedly in labor, Montclair baby name expert Pamela Redmond Satran, has cleared her schedule for the biggest baby-naming story of the year, maybe the decade. Satran, author of a series of best-selling baby-naming books, among other projects, is slated to appear on CNN’s Jack Tapper show at 4:00 today.

But she points out that even if the royal baby is born by then, except for taking out of contention the names for one gender, the guessing game may still continue for several more days. “Prince William’s name was not announced for seven days,” she says, which in Britain will only add more time to the “general party atmosphere surrounding the event of a royal birth.”

Closer to home, hundreds have entered the royal baby-naming contest at Satran’s Nameberry website, where you have to nail the first name plus the additional three or four middle names traditionally given to a British royal, and do so before the birth itself.

Pamela Redmond Satran

Pamela Redmond Satran

“I think she’s having a boy, just based on how she’s carrying, which is nothing but an old wive’s tale; though lots of people are rooting for a girl,” Satran explained, adding her own guesses for the names: “For a boy, Arthur Phillip Charles Michael, and for a girl, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana Caroline.”

As the world watches and waits (or at least has to endure the constant updates), any guesses, Baristanet readers?

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  1. POSTED BY tarkus697  |  July 22, 2013 @ 11:56 am

    I still say the media hype over the impending birth reminds me of “PANDA WATCH” in the movie Anchorman.

  2. POSTED BY redrum  |  July 22, 2013 @ 12:39 pm

    Who cares?

  3. POSTED BY thirtyseconds  |  July 22, 2013 @ 2:19 pm

    What drives somebody to become a “baby name expert?” Is it motivated by a lifelong resentment of being named “Pamela?”

  4. POSTED BY nomo  |  July 23, 2013 @ 8:42 am

    She wrote the books (Beyond Jennifer and Jason)!

  5. POSTED BY PAZ  |  July 23, 2013 @ 8:44 am

    I vote for Dweezil.

  6. POSTED BY Nellie  |  July 23, 2013 @ 10:55 am

    I vote for Snookums.

  7. POSTED BY kit schackner  |  July 23, 2013 @ 11:09 am

    His Royal Unit.

  8. POSTED BY Nellie  |  July 23, 2013 @ 12:37 pm

    North West…Prince North West has a nice ring to it.

  9. POSTED BY cathar  |  July 24, 2013 @ 1:58 pm

    George Alexander Louis…that’s a far cry from the prognostication of the “baby name expert.” Tell me, is she still on call?

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