The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge decided upon a name for their young prince today
, but how did the royal couple settle upon George Alexander Louis?
According to ET's royal experts, Victoria Arbiter and Henry Meller, the moniker is steeped deeply in family history--Queen Elizabeth's, especially.
"The Queen's middle name is Alexandra," explains Arbiter. "Alexander would be the male form of that and, in a way, pay tribute to the Queen."
Additionally, His Royal Highness the Prince of Cambridge's first name, George, is a nod to Elizabeth's father, King George VI.
As for the prince's middle name, it's been speculated Louis is a tribute of sorts to Prince Phillip's (the Queen's husband) grandfather Prince Louis Alexander. The name also figures into the newborn father's given name, William Arthur Philip Louis.