IT’S not long before the exciting moment that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have their first baby, but what name will they choose? Over the years the royals have opted for traditional monikers in their family, and some names have been used time and time again. Albert is the most popular royal name of all time, and there have been 12 family members with the moniker. The most famous Albert was married to Queen Victoria, so could the Duke and Duchess of Sussex select it for their little one? A report by Expedia revealed the list of favourite royal names, and George was the next most popular name, with 10 uses in the past 200 years. This was followed by Charles, which has been used by eight royal family members. Top 10 most popular royal male names Albert, 12 George, 10 Charles, 8 Edward, 7 Christian, 5 Frederick, 5 Louis, 5 Arthur, 5 William, 4 Henry, 4 Of course, these two names are already taken by existing members of the family, so perhaps Edward or Christian – fourth … [Read more...] about Most popular royal baby names of all time include Albert, Helena and Frederick
Bookies favourite royal baby name
AFTER the initial excitement of Meghan Markle's pregnancy, attention has turned to the baby's name. Some cheeky Aussies have said the Royals should be bold and name the child Sydney in honour of the city where the world first learned the happy news. In recent years Sydney has become more popular as a girl's name in the US. So maybe the Duchess of Sussex could show off the modern spirit that was on view at the Royal Wedding in May? The Sydney's Daily Telegraph seemed to think so suggesting it would be "highly appropriate" to call the royal-to-be Sydney. The idea of Australia's largest city being the inspiration for the royal baby's name has gripped some Aussies. "Terrific news! I think the baby name will need an Aussie flavour too - Sydney? A great name for boy or girl!," tweeted Kellie Sloane. Rumours of the Duchess' pregnancy were sparked at Princess Eugenie's wedding on Friday, as she wore a loose coat which didn't show off her slender figure. The bookies are, however, taking bets on … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle pregnancy leaves Aussies convinced she’s going to call the Royal baby ‘Sydney’
Alexander and Alice are the early bookies favourites for the name of the new royal baby, after Meghan Markle's announcement that she is expecting her first child with Prince Harry in spring 2019. At bookmaker Fitzdares, Alexander is the boy favourite paying 2/1, while Alice tops the girls at 5/2. Meghan Markle announces pregnancy Royal tour begins in Sydney How Harry and Meghan revealed their big news The world reacts to Harry and Meghan's announcement Arthur and Phillip round out the boys top three favourites, with Victoria and Mary seen as strong possibilities should the baby be a girl. Other names on the Fitzdares list include Albert, Nicholas, Alfred, James and Thomas and Isabella, Eleanor, Augusta, Rachel and Diana. It's been reported that while the Queen has to be the first person to know of the birth and of the name, reports suggest Meghan and Harry will not have to run the name by Her Majesty before settling. Royal names often link to family connections, and a nod to Princess … [Read more...] about Alexander, Alice the early favourites for new royal baby name
THE news of Meghan Markle's pregnancy has sent the internet into a meltdown... Everyone is keen to know what she and Prince Harry might name the baby, and we have the top odds. Rumours of the Duchess' pregnancy were sparked at Princess Eugenie's wedding on Friday, as she wore a loose coat which didn't show off her slender figure. Katie Baylis, a spokesperson for Betfair said: "Meghan’s loose coat at Princess Eugenie’s wedding on Friday led to speculation that an announcement was imminent and now that we have it, the Royal Baby name game starts." According to Katie, sitting on the top of the list are Diana, Arthur and Alice. All three names have odds of 12/1. Katie adds: "At this stage Diana, Arthur and Alice, which was favourite at different stages for Kate and William’s babies, are the 12/1 front runners. "However, with months until the baby is born, those odds will shorten, change and other names will come to the forefront, so watch this space." What are the … [Read more...] about Here are the bookies’ favourites for Harry and Meghan’s baby name… so could the new royal be a Theresa or Tyrone?
Bookies are already taking bets on what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will name their baby. This morning Kensington Palace confirmed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting a bundle of joy next spring. Diana, Alice and Arthur are the trio of favourites all tipped at 12/1. In a statement, Kensington Palace said: "Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019. "Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public." Edward and Elizabeth are the second favourites at 16/1 and James tipped at 18/1. Katie Baylis, Betfair Spokesperson, said: “Meghan’s loose coat at Princess Eugenie’s wedding on Friday led to speculation that an announcement was imminent and now that we have it, the Royal Baby name game starts. … [Read more...] about Royal baby name favourites include Diana, Alice and Arthur