From The Jungle Book to Louis Theroux: The world reacts to the royal baby name
It’s highly unlikely the royal baby was named after Louis Tomlinson.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced the name of their third child: Louis Arthur Charles.
Louis is somewhat of a family name for the Windsors. William and Prince George have it as a middle name.
It could also be a nod to Lord Louis Mountbatten, who Prince Charles described as “the grandfather I never had”.
Prince Louis of Cambridge 👑 pic.twitter.com/GaFyxlqucJ— mind palace (@ellcrys_) April 27, 2018
First of all people discussed pronunciation.
assuming we’re pronouncing louis with an e yeah— georgia (@_georgiamai) April 27, 2018
For my American friends Louis is pronounced Lew-ee not Lewis - silent s! #royalbabyname— Victoria Arbiter (@victoriaarbiter) April 27, 2018
It wasn’t a name many had predicted, leading some on Twitter to complain of losing bets. Louis was at 8/1 with Paddy Power and 14/1 with Coral, so those who picked correctly stand to make a decent return.
Prince Louis, you killed my bet 😩— Priya Modhvadia (@PriyaModhvadia) April 27, 2018
Louis!! I’ve lost £8!! I bet on Albert. £8 is a lot of money to me. That’s two bottles of cheap wine 😩 can’t rely on these bloody Royals 🙄😒— Sooz (@BimSooz) April 27, 2018
Other than those mourning their loss, Twitter generally celebrated the name.
Some were reminded of another, more simian, royal Louis.
As with anything on the internet, One Direction fans managed to make it about the band.
LOUIS IS OFFICIALLY ROYALTY NOW pic.twitter.com/Nm6q22tv2z— imogen ◟̽◞̽ (@imogen_banana) April 27, 2018
Obviously Will and Kate are Directioners and that is why their son is named Louis.— Jennifer R (@jnnfrrss) April 27, 2018
Other famous people called Louis were also featured in celebratory tweets.
George, Charlotte and Louis— Tore 🌿 (@atinymew) April 27, 2018
DUCK TALES, WOOO OOO! pic.twitter.com/cvqRFE7sn2
Weird they named him after Louis CK— Stuart Heritage (@stuheritage) April 27, 2018
The announcement may have caused Royal fever across the world, but not everyone was excited.
Don't care about the royal baby.— Baz (@BazMcTweetyFace) April 27, 2018