So it’s a boy for Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge. The next step, says CNN, is picking a name for the third in line for the British throne: “Many bets are being placed as the wait continues for the baby’s name to be announced. British bookmakers Ladbrokes have James as favorite, followed by Henry and George, Philip, Alexander and Richard.”
Those are all stand-up names. But they’re also rather conventional, and a bit dated. We Americans tend to have a wider aperture when it comes to naming our children. So as a gift to the royal couple, the Washington Monthly would like to offer a list of popular American boy names for consideration (readers are encouraged to suggest more names in comments):
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