According to the British newspaper, Eastern Daily Press, Peter and Autumn Phillips have named their daughter… Savannah.

Donna Semmens, the reporter from the paper, notes that the baby’s name was revealed during church service at Sandringham which was “…attended by the Royal family this morning.”   Ms. Semmens goes on to note:

…prayers in Sandringham church this morning included a special mention by the Rev Jonathan Riviere for “Peter and Autumn Phillips and their daughter Savannah,” the first time the name has been used in public.

Several royal watchers are in a bit of a fit over the name — Savannah.  Comments range from:

  • “[The name] falls under the category of made-up names along with other cities, last names as first names, and alternatively spelled names. I thought we could count on the royal family for a little more tradition than this. Around this neck of the woods, people name their dogs Savannah!”
  • “It sounds like a stripper’s name!”
  • “Not a name I was expecting, but a lovely one nonetheless. It always makes me think of the beautiful town in Georgia.”

If the baby’s name is Savannah, and there is no confirmation yet, it’s not that bad.  I mean, it could have been worse.  She could have ended up with the name Audio Science or Moon Unit.

To read the entire article please click the link: Eastern Daily Press

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