On Friday, April 27, Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton聽announced that they had named their newborn son聽Prince聽Louis Arthur Charles. The announcement was met with surprise 鈥 Louis wasn鈥檛 even聽in the top five predictions among UK bookmakers 鈥 and also a bit of confusion from people wondering how to pronounce the name.

The classic moniker聽has a lot of聽significance to the family,聽with both French and German connections.聽But royal watchers wanted to know if the prince鈥檚 name is pronounced聽the French way聽(Louie or LU-ee) or with an Americanized聽spin (Lewis or LU-iss).

According to Us Weekly,聽Kensington Palace聽confirmed that the French pronunciation is correct, with a silent 鈥渟.鈥 Several UK tweeters also shared the proper way to say the newborn鈥檚 name.

Prince William, whose full name is William Arthur Philip Louis, also uses the French pronunciation. (You can hear it in video of his wedding vows聽to Duchess Kate.) And he鈥檚 in good company with men such as Louis Armstrong, Louis Vuitton, and former One Direction member Louis Tomlinson, who聽tweeted a playful reaction to the news of Prince Louis鈥 name early Friday. 鈥淵oung Louis, welcome to the world. I鈥檒l take you under my wing, lad. The Adidas tracksuit is in the post!鈥 he quipped.

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