The Aristocratic Baby Names We're Predicting for the Newest Royal
News broke yesterday of Kate Middleton’s third pregnancy with husband Prince William, and as the world celebrates with the happy family, one thing came to our minds: Baby name selections—in case you couldn’t already guess how hooked on list-making we are. Yes, we know it will be a little while longer before finding out what the newest royal will be named, but, we have a feeling the family’s love for the classics—take the existing baby heirs George and Charlotte—means we can have a good guess.
POPSUGAR Australia have noted bookmakers have already gone on a guessing spree, presenting us with very likely predictions. And with historical significance playing a huge part in the naming process, we’ve looked back at the great royal monikers to predict the nine names for the new babe due sometime early next year.
See our favourite shortlist below.
Alice is a classic title that would honour William’s grandfather, Prince Philip’s own mother, Princess Alice.
The second most bet-upon name for a girl last time around was Elizabeth. It’s among the most obvious choices, honouring Queen Elizabeth II.
Another name with a royal pedigree history, and is also one of Queen Elizabeth’s middle names.
The name Victoria would honour Britain’s longest reigning monarch, Queen Victoria, who ruled from 1837 to 1901.
A popular name in the United Kingdom, this name would also honour Kate’s only brother.
This choice would tie the newborn closely to dad William, as it’s one of his middle names; William’s full name is William Arthur Philip Louis.
This will surely be in the shortlist, with Henry being Prince Harry’s real first name.
This choice needs little introduction, but, in addition to being the name of the baby’s grandfather, Charles has been a popular name for members of the royal family for centuries.
This classic moniker has sat in the top 10 baby names in the UK in recent years, with Kate’s second pregnancy, this was the fifth top prediction if they had a boy.