Kate Middleton and Prince William announce name of their newborn son

Royal baby Kate and William

The new Miniland royal is joined by Lego recreations of his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, his new big brother and sister Prince George and Princess Charlotte and their beloved family dog Lupo.

Kensington Palace released a statement, it reads: 'The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son Louis Arthur Charles.

While many royal watchers think he has been named after Louis Mountbatten, the uncle of Prince Philip who was killed by an IRA bomb in 1979, there might just be an entirely different motivation for the name.

The youngest prince shares one of his names with his father and brother, who both have the middle name Louis. Baby Louis! Well, Prince Baby Louis, if we're getting technical.

But the Daily Mail tabloid pointed out it was also a favourite for French kings and had "a distinctly Gallic royal flavour".

British race auto driver Graham Hill talks with Lord Louis Mountbatten and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Jan. 1970.

Louis is one of Prince William's middle names, and as Town & Country pointed out, it was pronounced as "Lew-ee" during his wedding to Kate Middleton in April 2011.

Prince Louis was born on Monday morning.

It's thought by some that Charles and Camilla may be waiting to meet the new Prince with his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

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The couple's third child weighed eight pounds, seven ounces and was born at 6:01 a.m. ET on April 23 at St. Mary's Hospital in London.

From Lego to NME, the name has been trending on Twitter since it was announced.

If that wasn't enough confirmation, well it turns out that the new prince isn't just named after his dad, but it is also a nod to the Royal family's past.

"It's unlikely they'll be asleep when William and Kate arrive home".

Prince William signed the paper at his Kensington Palace residence on Tuesday, May 1.

Before the name was announced, bookmakers' favorites for the baby were Arthur, Albert and James.

On Thursday evening William suggested that the couple were still deciding on a name, telling reporters who asked about it: "I'm working on that".

What is the origin of Prince Louis' name?

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