The countdown to the arrival of the new royal baby is on, as each day brings us closer to the birth of Baby Sussex, Harry and Meghan’s first child. Fans are eager to find out if the pair will have a boy or a girl, and what the birth weight will be. Meghan will be in labor within a month, and the baby’s name will follow soon after. The current question is if the royal pair will give their child a traditional baby name, or something modern and unique.
What is a traditional royal name?
Prince William and Kate Middleton named all of their children after both past and present royal members. George, Charlotte, and Louis have significant meanings in their family. Little Prince George bears the name of his great-great-grandfather, King George VI. Charlotte was named after her grandfather, Prince Charles, who is next in line to inherit the throne. The youngest, Prince Louis, was named after his distant uncle, Lord Louis Mountbatten.
What names are Meghan and Harry considering?
One fan suggested that the couple should name their first baby Amy if it is a girl, while Diana is also popular among the fans. Some sources claim Kylie is an option as well.
In addition, royal fans would not be surprised if it happens to be Rachel, the given name of Meghan Markle. If it is a boy, they could name their child after one of Meghan’s “Suits” cast mates, Harvey or Travis. Something like this would break tradition, which the fans would adore.
Is there already a non-royal name in the family?
Yes, there is, as Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie do not have traditional names, nor does the daughter of Princess Royal Anne, Zara Tindall. Zara opted for non-royal names for her own children, with daughters Mia and Lena. Although moves like these would not be acceptable in the times of old, the royal family wishes to become modernized, so non-traditional royal names are welcomed and accepted.
Why did Kate and William choose traditional names?
Kate and William were probably more expected to go with traditional names, because William is the future king, after his father. His son Prince George is the next in line after him. Harry’s children are not in the direct line of succession, so his family has more freedom and less pressure. Kate and William could have chosen other names, as it would not have been forbidden, rather strange and unexpected.
Everyone will love whatever Harry and Meghan choose
Whether they pick a traditional royal name or not, the fans will surely love it. Both Harry and Meghan have great tastes in everything they choose, so something as important as their first baby’s name will be amazing. The world cannot wait. There is less than a month to go!