Charlotte: A Name Fit for a Princess or a Monkey

This is not actually Charlotte, the monkey, but a similar species.
This is not actually Charlotte, the monkey, but a similar species.

Charlotte was the tenth most popular baby name in the U.S. last year, and after the naming of the royal tot, it’s only poised to grow in popularity.

For example, the Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden in Oita, Japan, decided to name their brand-new baby monkey Charlotte after the newest Royal. Though the name was selected through democratic process (public ballot), the zoo received angry calls and emails from people who felt naming an adorable monkey after a British human was disrespectful.

However, since Prince William and Kate Middleton have yet to weigh in on the naming debacle, city officials took their silence as blessing and are letting Charlotte the Monkey keep her royal moniker. Now there are two famous Charlottes to name your baby after. Which will you choose?

Charlotte: A Name Fit for a Princess or a Monkey