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"Out There...Somewhere": Royal Baby Name Should Catch On In Augusta

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Mandy Copeland is a mother-to-be, and she said she was watching the events in England with the royal couple, but she didn't know the royal baby's name.

"I have no idea," she admitted. "You were not paying attention?" we asked. "Well, I was kind of paying attention," she said, blaming things on her 4-year-old.

Copeland wasn't alone. I wasn't paying much attention, either. I knew about the royal couple; she's Kate, he's a prince, but not the 'Purple Rain' guy, and I knew they had a baby. But, my interest level changed when they announced the name of the royal baby, it's - oh yeah - you know what it is.

That's right, the baby's name is George. The people must love it; it's the name of the baby of one of the most famous couples in the world. It seems sure to kick off a trend of babies being named George.

"I'm not against the name George. Me, personally, I wouldn't name my son George," said Sonya Williams.

"No, not at all. I think of Curious George," said Copeland. 

"I wouldn't use George," said Williams, denying the allegation she's a "Georgeist". I don't know George is very common.

"We could do a traditional name, but definitely not George," added another mother named Allison.

"Probably not," said Jennifer Hightower, the manager of an Augusta baby store. "Nothing wrong with George, but not one of my top faves," she said.

Now, Augusta should not pooh-pooh all this about royal babies...because royal babies are in our blood around here. Go the Augusta Museum of History, there's a picture on the wall of a royal baby, he name was Princess Augusta, yeah that Augusta, and somewhere along the line she had a royal baby, who became...wait for it...King "George". She's Augusta's namesake and picked the name George for her baby, so if it's good for the goose...

"Are you saying that because of that, everybody should name their kid George?" asked an incredulous Williams.

Short answer...yes...but that's just me.

"No, no. I don't think...no. no," said Williams, with somewhat of a smile.

Come on, it was good enough for the royal couple, and the princess that put Augusta on all the maps...by George.

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