Royal Names Are A Very Big Deal, But Meghan Markle And Prince Harry May Be Allowed By The Queen To Choose Any Name They Want For Their Baby
November 8, 2018 18:52 By Mambee
We all have names. When we were born, our parents gave us names by which we would be identified by, for the rest of our lives. The chances are that some of us have more than one name, and even have nicknames and pet names.
The importance of names for a lot of us is only with regards a means of identification. It represents the way we will be identified by family, friends, and foes alike.
For the royal family, names are much more than just a means of identification, and choosing a name for a royal, is a serious matter.
Royal names aside from being a way to identify the royal, are a salute to the relatives and history, and also have to be contemporary enough to be still relevant.
While most royals worldwide have a system by which they select names, usually they usually refer to a shortlist made up of recycled names that can be used.
The Danish Monarchy, for instance, have two names - Frederick and Christian - which have been used in heavy rotation.
However, according to Carolyn Harris, a history professor, as one goes further down the line of succession in the British Kingdom, the chances of getting a unique name, increases.
It is for this reason that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's incoming baby, who will be further down the line of succession, may be allowed to have a less strictly classic name.
Prince William and Kate Middleton's kids were given traditional names because of how close to the throne they are, but Meghan Markle's baby may not need to follow those rules.
According to Carolyn Harris, when one observes how diverse the names among the queen's descendants are, it is clear that she allows them to choose their names.
Princess Anne, the queen's only daughter, for instance, named her daughter who is 17th in line, Zara. That may have a lot to do with her position.
Princess Zara named her daughters Mia and Lena, both unusual names.
For this reason, fans are eagerly waiting to hear what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will name their kids.
With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, guessing baby names was easier, but with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, it isn’t anyone's guess.
While they may not go with something Hollywoodish like ‘North,’ seeing as they have more leeway to select, it is quite likely they experiment with their child’s name.