With a royal baby due, Michael Rosen looks at Britain's national naming culture, interviewing people with the rarest surnames and learning about the history of naming in the UK.
With a royal baby imminent, Michael Rosen investigates names. From rare surnames which have all but died out in this country, to countries which tightly control first names given to children. He meets expectant mothers at an ante-natal class and finds out about the names they're thinking of for their offspring, and talks to an historian about royal names- are we ever likely to have a Prince Kevin or a Princess Tracey? Produced in Bristol by Melvin Rickarby.
- Tue 7 May 2013 16:00
- Mon 13 May 2013 23:00