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As Royal Prince George celebrates his first birthday his name proves to be a big hit with Staffordshire parents

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: July 21, 2014

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AS PRINCE George prepares to celebrate his first birthday today parents in Staffordshire might be take inspiration – as George has become one of the most popular names in the county.

The name has seen a surge in popularity in Staffordshire since the heir to the throne’s birth on July 22 last year.

A total of 144 babies have now been registered with George included in their names, with 36 parents opting for it as their child’s first name.

George is now the joint fifth most popular boys name along with Alfie. The most popular boys name in Staffordshire is Harry followed by Jack, Charlie and Oliver.

George is expected to remain in the top 10 of county names for some time to come, with dozens more parents predicted to choose the royal moniker over the coming months.

The news comes as Staffordshire County Council launches its new online registration booking service. Proud parents can now book an appointment online to register a birth, using the county council’s new web-based system at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/registration.

Staffordshire County Councillor, Mike Lawrence, cabinet member for children, communities and localism, said: “George is proving a popular choice for parents in the county, which is perhaps not surprising given its royal connotations.”

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