The latest Royal Family couple, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, are expecting their first child together, who is due very soon. The royal baby watch has been in full swing for months, as many royal family fans getting serious about the name predictions for the so-called future boy or girl. Now, things are developing, as one of the top contenders for the name has a very special and very on-brand meaning.
What are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle going to name their first child and the latest addition to the family? Go on and read the rest of the paragraph to find out!
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle baby names
At this point unfortunately, the gender of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby gender is still completely unknown to the public. The Duchess of Sussex revealed a while back that the pair plans to keep this a surprise until the very end. However, some sources close to the royal family have come out and revealed that they know the gender already, and that they have also shared it with their closest friends. If these sources are indeed true, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will welcome a son this spring! However, there is still a 50% chance that the reports of the baby boy are wrong. This means there is still hope for the couple to welcome a little princess into the world. If Harry and Meghan do end up having a daughter, they will have plenty of adorable and meaningful names to choose from. However, only some of the name predictions standout as potential winners among the rest.
What are the names?
One of the top name contender is Alexandra, a name that belongs to the great-grandmother of Queen Elizabeth, Queen Alexandra. This name means “helper of mankind,” a very on-brand name for the philanthropic parents like Meghan and Harry. Except Alexandra, some of the fans believe that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex might name their daughter Victoria, after the famous Queen. The iconic monarch ruled from 1837 until 1876, and the pair may choose to honor her legacy.
On the other hand, when the rumors of a potential baby boy to come, Harry and Meghan also have many honorable names to choose from. At the front are Charles, Philip, and Albert. Except these strong, traditional royal names, some are more outside of the box. Perhaps the most unique and super sweet at the same time is Spencer, in honor of Princess Diana, as Spencer was her maiden name. Naming their firstborn after Princess Diana’s family would really be a special way to honor Harry’s late mother.
Royal name rules
As many other things, names are important in the royal family, so much so in fact that most parents stick to a usual set of name rules to help them in this important decision. Harry and Meghan must follow these three protocols below.
Consult the queen
Before the pair can make a final decision on the name for their baby, they must consult with the queen. Although her opinion is not the final one, it is of course well respected and may even alter their decision.
Choose a royal family name
As a surprise to many, not all of the royal family members choose a famous name like Alexander, George, or Edward. However, this practice is highly recommended, and many royal parents do follow it. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are already famous for breaking the rules. Let us wait a little more and see if they will break another, more important one.
At least two middle names
Most members of the royal family have at least two or three middle names. Therefore, it should not be a surprise if Prince Harry and Meghan Markle give their first baby a very long list of noble middle names.