UK web users want new royal baby to be called Prince Arthur
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UK web users want new royal baby to be called Prince Arthur

Israeli startup Spot.IM says legendary hero's name for Kate and William's third son is favorite among UK internet comments, followed by Philip, Albert, Frederick and James

Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge pose for a photo with their newborn baby son as they leave the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital in London London, Monday, April 23, 2018. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy — a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge pose for a photo with their newborn baby son as they leave the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital in London London, Monday, April 23, 2018. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy — a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

According to an analysis of internet comments, most British web surfers want the third son of Prince William and Kate Middleton to be called Arthur. The name was favored in 22 percent of the suggestions, according to Israeli startup Spot IM, which scanned the discussions on the networks of British news websites

Initially, the name was ranked equal to that of other names speculated by the surfers. But after speculation arose that Prince William was caught in a video saying “here’s Arthur” when he presented the baby, the name became a favorite. Other suggested names were Philip at 19%, Albert at 18%, Frederick and James both at 11%, Thomas at 10% and Edward at 9%.

King Arthur, a disputed semi-historical figure, defeated Saxon invaders of Britain and established a kingdom in the late fifth-early sixth centuries CE.

The announcement of the birth of the royal baby took place Monday.

Nadav Shoval, CEO of Spot.IM, said that all the comments were positive, with none offensive — as is often seen in the comments section — regarding the royal event.

Spot.IM is the company that powers the comments section on many web articles, providing a platform that media sites can easily include to enable readers to interact with sites and with each other. Each month more than 400 million users are exposed to the company’s tools installed in thousands of content sites in more than one and a half billion pages, including Fox News, Forbes, AOL, Time Inc, The Huffington Post, Sky and Oath. Spot.IM was founded in 2012 and has since raised $ 37 million. The company has offices in Tel Aviv, London and New York, where 50 employees are employed.

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