Betting on the Royal Baby Name: Most Likely Contenders


Royal Baby Watch is well underway and all eyes are on St. Mary’s Hospital in London, where Kate Middleton is expected to give birth in the next few days.

The 31-year-old Duchess of Cambridge and her husband, Prince William, are preparing to welcome their first child – who will be third in line for the throne.

OMG, guys, I seriously could not be more excited.

Now there’s been a lot of speculation about what the newest member of the royal family is going to be called. According to the Washington Post, tradition dictates that Baby Cambridge will get four names.

“Prince William is William Arthur Philip Louis, Prince Charles is Charles Philip Arthur George, and Prince Harry, is technically Henry Charles Albert David.”

People all over the world are placing actually placing bets on the moniker and according to Paddy Power, current odds suggest the baby will be a girl, with a 60/40 split in favor of a princess.

So without further ado, here are the current frontrunners:

Girl Names

Elizabeth – This is a pretty obvious choice, after the current reigning monarch and great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II.

Diana - In honor of the late Princess Di.

Victoria - A very traditional royal name.

Alexandra – One of the queen’s middle names, as well as the name of William’s godmother.

Charlotte – Pippa Middleton’s middle name and a very popular name in the UK.

Boy Names

George - It’s a very popular name and follows in a long tradition of kings named George – six to be exact.

Philip - The royal baby’s middle name could pay tribute to William’s grandfather, Prince Philip.

Andrew - Another popular name in the British monarchy.

James - Two English kings and six Scottish kings have been named James.

Personally, I think they’re going to go with Alexandra if it’s a girl and George if it’s a boy. What do you think? Share your best guess in the comments below!

Image credit: By Robbie Dale (Flickr: All smiles) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons



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