It’s only been a few days since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced they’re expecting their first child, but they’re already brainstorming what to name the future royal. Below are all the clues you need to know about baby Sussex’s moniker.
They’re working with a list of suggestions.
While visiting Melbourne, Australia for their royal tour, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed where they are in the name-picking process.
“We’ve been given a long list of names from everyone, we’re going to sit down and have a look at them,” Meghan told 12-year-old Charlie Wolf, one of the children who joined the couple for a tram ride to the beach, CNN reports.
We probably won’t find out until after the baby is born.
A pattern we’ve seen with royal babies is that their names aren’t announced at the same time as their births. When Prince William and Kate Middleton’s third child, Prince Louis, was born in April, the announcement from Kensington Palace simply read:
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge didn’t reveal Prince Louis’ name until four days after he was born. William’s cousin Zara Tindall and her husband Mike didn’t announce their new daughter Lena’s name until a week after she was born in June. When Harry and Meghan’s baby arrives in Spring 2019, they’ll also likely keep us waiting for a name reveal.
Bets are placed on “Diana.”
People are already putting money on baby name predictions. Most betters are estimating that if the child is a girl, the couple will name her after Harry’s late mother. (William snuck Diana into his daughter’s full name, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.)
U.S. betting site Betfair ranks Diana as the top possibility, followed by Arthur and Alice. Australian bookkeeping site Sportsbet has the same lineup. Meanwhile, British bookkeepers at Ladbrokes have Victoria in first place, then Albert and Arthur tied for second.
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