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How to Pronounce Prince Louis's Name

People Are Confused About the Pronunciation of Prince Louis's Name

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge departs the Lindo Wing with her newborn son at St Mary's Hospital on April 23, 2018 in London, England. The Duchess safely delivered a son at 11:01 am, weighing 8lbs 7oz, who will be fifth in line to the throne.  (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

After what felt like a lifetime (OK, it was four days), Prince William and Kate Middleton revealed the new royal baby's name. Welcome to the world, His Royal Highness Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge.

But people are already confused as to how the newborn's name is pronounced. No sooner had Kensington Palace announced the news that Twitter users got into hot debate over the name, which has French and German origins. It's pronounced "loo-ee" and not "lewis." Though it's not the name we expected, Louis is a nod to Prince Philip's grandfather, Prince Louis Alexander of Battenberg, and his beloved uncle, Lord Louis Mountbatten. Not only that, it's also one of Prince George's middle names, as well as a middle name of Prince William. Ahead, get a look at some of the tweets sending royal fans into a newborn name frenzy.






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