The Duke and Duchess will opt for a traditional name rather than something modern, say royal experts – but what are their options?
Kate Middleton’s baby name has generated much public opinion – despite the fact royal heir won’t arrive for another ten days or so.
Excited fans of Kate Middleton and those love a flutter have been betting in their thousands on what they think the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will call their baby. So, will they opt for something traditional, or surprise us all?
Editor of Majesty magazine Ingrid Seward told The Telegraph today that Kate and Prince William will definitely choose a traditional name, explaining: ‘This child, at some stage during its life, will be representing Great Britain. It won’t be anything fanciful, because what’s the point?’
Her comment comes on the same day that Apprentice star Katie Hopkins caused a social media storm when she declared that she judges a child’s class by their Christian name, in an interview with Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby live on This Morning. She’ll be pleased to to hear that experts don’t believe the royals will choose a celebrity name.
Coral released information on the royal baby betting this week, revealing that over £1million has been spent on wagers in the UK so far.
If the money talks, the Duchess of Cambridge will give birth to a brunette baby girl on a morning in July and will weigh 7lbs. The name favourites for a girl are Alexandra at 3/1, Charlotte at 5/1, followed by Diana and Elizabeth. For a boy, betters are waging on George at 7/1, followed by Louis at 28/1 and Phillip, also at 28/1.
When Princess Diana welcomed Prince William at the very same Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital back in 1982, she didn’t announce his name until a few days after the birth, and it’s likely that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will follow suit.
As soon as Kate goes into labour, we’re likely to see some activity amongst the hundreds of photographers and film crews setting up camp at the entrance – we’ll keep you posted!