Famous Georges with whom the royal baby shares his moniker


We waited and waited for the announcement, hoping the royal baby would be given a name, well, a little less boring! Then came the announcement by Kensington Palace that His Royal Highness the Prince of Cambridge is to be known as George Alexander Louis . . . But let’s move away from the royal family and GAL (for short) for a bit and see with whom the royal baby shares his name.

  1. The first US president George Washington.
  2. Novelist and journalist George Orwell. Remember his book Animal Farm?
  3. Actor George Takei, best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek.
  4. Actor George Hamilton. The rather tanned man is best known for his work in Zorro: The Gay Blade and The Godfather Part III.
  5. George Harrison, member of famous ’60s rock group The Beatles.
  6. Former American presidents George W Bush and his dad, George Bush.
  7. Entrepreneur George Foreman. He’s also a retired American professional boxer, a former World Heavyweight Champion, an Olympic gold medallist, an ordained Baptist minister and an author. He’s known for popular invention the Lean Mean Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine, or George Foreman Grill.
  8. Oscar-winning actor George Clooney. Most well-known as a stubborn Hollywood hunk who won’t settle down.
  9. Stand-up comedian George Lopez who’s most well-known for his hit self-titled TV show.
  10. Musician George Michael who popped up as one part of ’80s duo Wham! and then continued to embark on a successful solo career.
  11. Actor Ryan Gosling’s dog, George Gosling.
  12. Naughty nursery rhyme character Georgie Porgie.

-Faiza Mallick


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