The Royal Family announced this morning that Britain's new princess is named Charlotte; a strong name with a number of notable owners throughout history. Here's a look at the best Charlottes ever, and the qualities we hope the little Princess inherits from them.
Let's begin with the selfless, hardworking protagonist of the classic children's book "Charlotte's Web". This Charlotte was both brilliant and humble; coming to her friends aid, when they needed it most, with an understated tour de force of admirable qualities.
From this Charlotte, we hope the new royal baby inherits pretty much everything... with the exception of eight legs.
Another notable Charlotte is 19th century English novelist and poet, Charlotte Brontë.
The eldest of the Brontë sisters, this Charlotte is responsible for novels, like "Jayne Eyre"and "Villette", which have become classic cornerstones of English literature.
From Charlotte Bronte, we hope Britain's new princess inherits a knack for the written word.
The Charlotte Hornets
Besides being an NBA basketball team, the Charlotte Hornets are largely owned by Michael Jordan.
Simply put, that's awesome.
From this Charlotte, we hope the little princess inherits superior athletic ability and super cool friends.
Welsh singer-songwriter Charlotte Church rose to fame as a child, and has since sold over 10 million records worldwide.
Like this Charlotte, we hope Britain's new princess takes the world by storm in her youth.
Oh, wait. She already has.
Good Charlotte is an American rock band with five studio albums to its name, that consistently topped the charts with pop hits in the early 2000's.
Like Good Charlotte frontmen, Benji and Joel Madden, we hope Princess Charlotte develops a close relationship with her brother... musical ability wouldn't hurt either.
In the acclaimed HBO show, "Sex and the City," Charlotte York was the conservative, preppy presence in the group.
She often served as her friends' moral compass, and she ultimately found a very real happiness.
From this Charlotte, we hope the little princess inherits the ability to choose a kind, doting husband and a knack for conservative fashion... though with Kate Middleton as her mother, Princess Charlotte is already pretty set in the style department.
A "Charlotte" is also a type of extravagant dessert.
We're talking sponge cake, ladyfingers, custard... You get the point.
We hope Britain's new princess grows up to be as sweet and multilayered as this Charlotte.
Charlotte Russe is an American fashion line that currently has 500 stores nationwide, and utilizes Instagram masterfully as a sort of sales channel for its young clients.
Here, a model wears Charlotte Russe during the the fashion line's Fall 2009 launch event at Openhouse Gallery in New York City.
From this Charlotte, we hope the young princess inherits relatability, and social media skills.
Queen Charlotte Sophia
Last but not least, Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz ruled over Great Britain and Ireland, as King George III's wife, from 1761 to 1818.
During that time, Queen Charlotte Sophia had fifteen children and was a notable patron of both Mozart and Bach... kind of a big deal.
Like Queen Charlotte Sophia, we hope the little princess becomes a patron of the arts.