IT’S a royal name that will undoubtedly have increased in popularity following the death of Queen Elizabeth II last week.
But one mum was quick to correct people about the inspiration for her daughter’s name, and set the record straight in a video on TikTok.
Mum El registered her daughter’s name as Elizabeth the day before the Queen diedCredit: TikTok/@elmc1207
But she insisted she called her daughter after a family member, not the late monarchCredit: TikTok/@elmc1207
“Registered my daughter’s name as Elizabeth on Wednesday,” El wrote over a video of herself and baby Elizabeth.
“The Queen unfortunately passes away on Thursday and now people will think I named my daughter after her.”
“She’s actually named after a family member,” El added in the caption for the video.
People in the comments section were quick to weigh in, and many of them revealed they were in similar situation with their children’s names.
“We called our baby boy Charlie… and now Charles is king,” one wrote.
“I can’t wait for the ‘is it after the king’ question when he’s older.”
While another added: “My son’s George Windsor and everyone thinks he’s named after the royals when he’s not he’s named after our grandads.”
“Better than Trisha Paytas having her daughter and naming her Elizabeth the same day the Queen passed!” someone else wrote, referring to a rumour surrounding the American YouTuber.
In fact, that rumour was debunked, and Trisha actually announced the arrival of daughter Malibu Barbie Paytas-Hacmon on Wednesday.
Elizabeth was the 14th most popular baby name in 2021, and experts predict it will become even more widely used following the monarch’s death.
Baby Name Envy podcast host SJ Strum told Metro.co.uk: “Currently Elizabeth is ranked at 56 in the names chart, down from 26 a quarter of a century ago, but it’s actually one of the most versatile girl names around.
“From the glorious Elizabeth to Lizzie, Liz, Liza and Beth, it can be adapted to suit your child’s personality, age and stage in life.”
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