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The announcement came at 6:24 p.m. London time on Monday in a note posted outside Buckingham Palace in London.

“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 6:24 p.m. today.”

Royal births still are a big deal in Great Britain, but the birth of Prince William and his wife, Kate’s, first child made international headlines as well.

Now comes the name game, with odds favoring George or James.

William’s first name is William Arthur Philip Louis.

The newborn is third in line to the throne behind Charles and William, and the correct title when referring to the new prince will be His Royal Highness Prince (insert name) of Cambridge.

There’s not quite as much ado across the pond in Britain’s former colony when it comes to royal births, but if the most popular boys’ names for 2013 are any indication, the newborn Prince will be named Liam.

Liam is the most popular name for boys in 2013, according to one source, with Noah running a close second, and Mason rounding out the podium finishers in third place.

Rounding out the 10 most popular names for boys in 2013 are Jackson, Lucas, Benjamin, Oliver, James, Elijah and Henry.

Had the newborn been a girl, British bookmakers were laying bets on Alexandra, Charlotte or Elizabeth.

Charlotte ranks fourth on the list of most popular names for girls in 2013, with Emma ranking first, followed by Olivia, Emily and Charlotte.

Abigail, Amelia, Lily, Chloe, Avery and Harper rounded out the 10 most popular names for girls in 2013.

Leave it to the British to usher in a Royal birth in the proper manner, with a 62-gun salute from the Tower of London and a 41-gun salute from Green Park, near Buckingham Palace. 

Funny, I don’t think any of that happened when I entered the world back in 1955, but I’m just a commoner, anyway.