Princess Eugenie reveals the meaning behind the new baby name August

Princess Eugenie has revealed the name of her royal baby – and the young mother has now shared the meaning behind it.

Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank welcomed their first child earlier this month.

And today (February 20) the couple gave a first look at their little boy’s face.

They also revealed that the dead name is August Philip Hawke Brooksbank.

Princess Eugenie revealed the special meaning of her son’s name (Image credit: Instagram)

Princess Eugenie: what does baby name mean?

Royal fans were overjoyed to get a first look at the newborn with his parents.

But many well-wishers were amazed at the meaning of his unusual name.

It is named after his great-grandfather and his two great-grandfathers.

According to royal observers – and perhaps not surprisingly – the baby’s names are steeped in family tradition.

Other social media commentators also believe that the boy’s names were chosen as a tribute to older family members.

And Eugenie revealed just that on her Instagram stories.

What did Eugenie say about the royal baby’s name?

Eugenie shared another picture with her family and wrote: “On his grandfather’s birthday weekend, we introduce our little boy when we think of my grandfather.

“He is named after his great-grandfather and his two great-grandfathers.”

Read more: Princess Eugenie Baby: Royal beams as she leaves the hospital with a newborn son

It was previously widely believed that August’s first middle name was a reference to Eugenie’s grandfather, Prince Philip.

He is currently in the hospital after being admitted for observation earlier this week.

Welcome to the world of August Philip Hawke Brooksbank

But what is the inspiration behind its other names?

August’s first name in itself is a bit unusual, although it was given to Roman emperors. It also translates from Latin and means valued.

There were no previous monarchs of the United Kingdom named August. However, the full name of Queen Victoria’s husband was Francis Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel.

As Eugenie said, he is August’s five-time great-grandfather and the new baby is named after him.

Eugenie and Jack leave the hospital with August – but what does the royal baby name mean? (Photo credit:

More royal connections to other middle names

Hawke is believed to be an Anglo-Saxon name.

But here, too, there are suggestions that have much more recent historical significance for the child’s parents.

A Twitter user claimed to have discovered a 19th century newspaper advertisement about a Rev. Edward Hawke Brooksbank.

Read more: Princess Eugenie Baby: The Queen’s granddaughter wants the son to be free from royal duties.

They also claim this is Jack’s five-time great-grandfather and that there is a connection with the child’s name – something Eugenie supported.

Eugenie’s mother Sarah Ferguson reacts

Sarah Ferguson, Eugenie’s mother, also showed her own delight at the child’s name.

She wrote on Twitter: “As grandparents, The Duke and I are thrilled and blessed to have our grandson August Philip Hawke Brooksbank arrive.

Prince Andrew and Fergie
Eugenie’s parents, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson (Photo credit: ITV News)

“He is a beautiful blessing and a bringer of such love and joy to our entire family.

“I’m so proud of Jack and Eugenie, they are and will be wonderful parents.”

Baby August is currently in 11th place behind his mother.

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