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British royal fam reveals newest bub's very modern first name

But the Queen's seventh great-grandchild gets a middle name that honours the monarch herself!

Nine days after welcoming the newest member of the British royal family Zara Philips and Mike Tindall have revealed the name of their newborn baby girl.

A spokesperson for the Queen's granddaughter and her husband reportedly told Sky News on Wednesday (27 June, 2018), "Zara and Mike Tindall have named their baby daughter Lena Elizabeth."

Zara, who is the daughter of Princess Anne and first cousin to Princes William and Harry, was heavily pregnant when she attended the May 19 wedding between Harry and Meghan Markle.
Zara, who is the daughter of Princess Anne and first cousin to Princes William and Harry, was heavily pregnant when she attended the May 19 wedding between Harry and Meghan Markle.

While it's obvious the bubba's middle name honours her great-grandmother, HRH Elizabeth II, the first name is "just a name they liked", said the rep.

Lena, who was born June 18, is now the 19th-in-line to the British throne after her older sister Mia, 4.

According to the spokesperson, Lena is pronounced "Lay-na" and like her mother Zara, will not carry a HRH title.

Zara's mother, Princess Anne, famously declined the Queen's offer to give her daughter a "Princess" title when she was born; a move the 37-year-old has previously said was a stroke of genius.

"I'm very lucky that both my parents decided not to use the title," Zara once told The Times (via PEOPLE). Adding she and her brother, Peter Phillips "grew up and did all the things that gave us the opportunity to do." Things like becoming a professional equestrian and winning a silver medal in the 2012 London Olympics.

So in conclusion, welcome to the world little Lena!!!!!!