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Royal Family Member Zara Tindall Reveals What Daughter Lena Was Almost Named...and Why It Didn't Happen

When parents are naming their kids, it can often be nerve-racking trying to make the perfect choice (ideally one that doesn't lead to any unfortunate nicknames).

Zara Tindall knows this all too well, and when she was in the process of naming her second daughter, Lena, she nearly picked initials that would've made Steven Spielberg proud.

Town & Country Magazine recently dug up an interview from The Telegraph, where Tindall revealed the struggle she had in naming her daughter. “I liked the name Elena, but I didn’t want her initials to be ‘E.T.’ so she’s Lena,” Tindall explained.

While Tindall was afraid of any extra-terrestrial associations, she found an easy way around the issue—she dropped the 'E' and made 'Elena' into 'Lena.' Her daughter's full name, Lena Elizabeth Tindall, also includes a tribute to her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

As Town & Country pointed out, Lena wasn't the first member of the royal family to be given that middle name. Queen Elizabeth first gave the middle name to Princess Anne, while three of the queen's grandchildren, Zara, Princess Beatrice and Lady Louise, all have the same one as well.

More recently, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle honored the queen in a unique manner, by naming their baby daughter Lilibet, which was Her Royal Majesty's pet name as a child.

Besides the royally-named Lena, Tindall and her husband have two other children: their 7-year-old daughter, Mia, and baby Lucas, who was just born back in March. When Lucas arrived, he came a little quicker than the royal couple was expecting and with the help of a midwife, he was born on the family's bathroom floor.

There is always excitement when it comes to this family.

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