What's in a name? The royal baby's top five most likely names

As the world stands by for the announcement of the royal baby's name, here’s a look at the history of the top five most likely monikers. 

3. Alexander

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    The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery fire a 41 Royal Gun Salute at Green Park in London to mark the birth of a baby boy to Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
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Alexander is a name whose lineage is epic in scope. It has been the name of kings since ancient times, beginning with the Hittites and most famously in Macedonia, with King Alexander the Great. Though it has also been a royal name in more modern times, Britain has never had a King Alexander. Scotland, however, has been ruled by three Alexanders, all during the Middle Ages. 

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