Never Mind 'Elizabeth' -- Royal Baby Could Be a 'Lancelot,'
'Boniface' or 'Grissel'
Ancestry.com Uncovers Unique Names in the Royal Couple's Family Trees
PROVO, UT -- (Marketwire) -- 12/06/12 -- If Prince William and Kate
Middleton decide to take baby-name inspiration from their forebears,
the royal baby could be born a 'Grissel,' 'Boniface' or even
'Lancelot.' New research from Ancestry.com, the world's largest
online family history resource, reveals that while 'Elizabeth' and
'John' are the most common boys and girls names in both family trees,
there are several more unusual choices the young royals could opt
The royal family tree contains some most unusual names -- with
Boniface, Cyrian, Marmaduke, Slyvanus and Lancelot featured in the
male line; while Eusebia, Honor, Thomasin, Ursula and Hyacinth appear
for the females.
While much of Kate's family tree is populated with more recognizable
names, a few of her ancestors boasted interesting monikers of their
own. Among the boys there is Garin, Lewen, Theophilus, Uriah and
Elie, along with girls named Permelia, Albina, Edezer, Grissel and
"In today's celebrity culture filled with unique baby names, Kate and
William may not need to look further than their own family tree for
inspiration," said Michelle Ercanbrack, Family Historian for
Ancestry.com. "With 'Marmaduke,' 'Lancelot, and 'Permelia' among
their ancestors, they could undoubtedly start an interesting new
trend in 2013."
Interesting names aren't just for those with royal blood. See what
you can find in your own family tree by visiting Ancestry.com and
signing up for a free 14-day trial.
Ancestry.com Inc. (NASDAQ: ACOM) is the world's
largest online family history resource, with approximately 2 million
paying subscribers. More than 11 billion records have been added to
the site in the past 16 years. Ancestry users have created more than
41 million family trees containing approximately 4 billion profiles.
In addition to its flagship site, Ancestry.com offers several
localized Web sites designed to empower people to discover, preserve
and share their family history.
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