It's Baby Naming Time: What Will The Royal Baby’s Name Be?
October 22, 2018 16:48 By Mambee
One of the many joys of marriage is having a baby, and picking baby names is one activity that couples always delight in.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are definitely enjoying being pregnant and are giving fans little or no clue about the name, or names, they have in mind for their baby.
After Meghan Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, announced they were expecting their first baby, Royal fans all over the world have been anxious to find out what the baby will be called.
The Royal couple, currently on their first major tour together, announced their pregnancy on Monday, October 15th.
“We also couldn’t think of a better place to announce the, er, upcoming baby. Boy or girl. So thank you very much.”— Omid Scobie (@scobie) October 16, 2018
- Father-to-be Prince Harry during a speech at this afternoon’s reception pic.twitter.com/HO5ZDGUaGa
Since then, the couple has been receiving loads of support and love from family, friends and fans alike.
Meghan and Harry certainly have their work cut out for them, as they reportedly have many names for the unborn baby already.
According to CNN, their baby name list is so long that they already have to sort through a bunch load of options.
It is known that, according to tradition, the Queen has to be the first to know about the birth and the name of a Royal baby.
She apparently does not mind what name Meghan and Harry choose to give their child, though.
Different opinions are popping from all over the world.
According to baby name expert, Pamela Redmond Satran, there is a likelihood that the future baby could be named after Harry's mother, Diana, if it is a girl and, if a baby boy, Pamela explains that Diana's surname, Spencer, could be a way for Harry to honour his mother's family.
Coral, renowned bookmakers in the UK, reveal that the list of baby names has British names topping the list, with James at 7/1 for a boy and Victoria at 8/1 for a girl.
There is also the possibility that the baby name may come from Meghan's American background, as a few American names have also made the list.
The most popular is Madison at 25/1. Although Doria, Meghan’s mother’s name, is at 50/1. So many options!
E! News reported that, after Meghan and Prince Harry spoke with 5-year-old Harriet, her mother, Jessica, said Prince Harry loved her daughter's name, calling it a ‘great name’. Could that be our hint?
Guesses and predictions may be springing up everywhere, but what the couple will name their baby is one secret they are keeping close to their hearts.
All Royal fans can do is patiently wait until the newborn baby arrives next spring, and for the Duke and Duchess to announce the name of their firstborn child.