Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are in the last days of her pregnancy. Bets have already started in October, literally six months ago (just when the news was announced), about what the baby’s name and gender will be. Get this: The most recent popular bet is that Meghan will have a girl named Diana. Excuse me while I pass out.
Diana was a popular choice from the start. Generally speaking, books go for traditional names, so Charles, Elizabeth, Edward, William (which would confuse family gatherings, I think), Arthur, James, Victoria, Henry and Alexandra were also early contenders. There have been rumors since then that Meghan might have a boy, but nothing has supported that theory ever since.
Now, weeks away from the big day, Diana is the “red favorite,” according to Express. Apparently the “Victoria”, the name of Harry’s great-great-grandmother, is the most popular place. Also known as Queen Victoria. I like it! I don’t feel like Victoria is too dated, as some classic names sometimes seem to be.
Other popular names are “Alice and Isobella / Isabella on 12/1 and Alexandra, Elizabeth and Grace on 16/1.”
Prince Charles has (jokingly) argued about the baby’s new name, based on Meghan and Harry’s recent trip to Australia and New Zealand: “Only between us do I suspect that Kylie and Shane might make the shortlist. But “Ladies and gentlemen, I would not be wary of Edna or Les,” he said. OR the name could be Daphne based on Harry’s Australian BFF?
That baby would also become a member of her cousin Princess Charlotte, whose middle names are Elizabeth Diana. So Prince William has already channeled his mother in that special way.
The choice of name was ultimately controversial, so maybe it is a bit surprising when Meghan and Harry decide to go that route, but for the FIRST name, which is even more daring. But stranger things have happened and Meghan absolutely loves to break with tradition when needed.
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