Baby names are usually a big decision, but few infants can boast that the eyes of a nation (much less the world) were on them, while it was made. The wait is now over and the royal family has proudly announced that baby will henceforth be called George Alexander Louis or, if you want that shortened for easier memory – Prince George of Cambridge.

Kate Middleton, Lindo Wing, St Mary's Hospital
In the early days after the birth, the news just keep on coming.

People all over the country are also ecstatic, although for less noble reasons – the name George was a favorite with betting companies Coral and William Hill among others. Although, with odds of 8/1, it doesn’t look like the gamblers will be making any fortunes from the event. The names – all three of them, in fact, are all keeping with royal family tradition. George is particularly popular – the prince has five historical namesakes, including the Queen’s own father, George VI. Louis is also a prominent name in the family and was the name of Lord Mountbatten, the uncle of the Duke of Edinburgh.

Kate Middleton, Prince William, St Mary's Hospital
The prince has a name! Oh joy!

The announcement came just two days after the long awaited birth and a day after The Duchess of Cambridge left the hospital – a mercifully short wait, considering that some royal parents have waited weeks, before announcing the big news. Add to that another big event – mere hours before the announcement, Queen Elizabeth was introduced to her great grandson for the first time, marking the first time in over a century when a reigning monarch has met a great grandchild in direct succession for the throne. Clearly, for the royal family, this is a year of firsts. Does that mean that Prince George will have some extra expectations on his shoulders.

Prince William, Kate Middleton, St, Mary's Hospital
The Queen also met her great grandson for the first time today.