Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are the proud new parents of a beautiful son, born yesterday, May 6, 2019, at 5:26 AM. BST. And after the arrival of the royal baby, the Duke of Sussex appeared to share the news, confirmed that “mother and baby are doing incredibly well” and announce that, despite having had some extra time to decide (the Duchess was too late!), they still have not chosen a name for the newest member of the royal family.
Fortunately, they have some help because just about every fan of a royal family, members of the media, and gamblers placing royal baby names have an opinion on what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle should call their firstborn. Names such as Arthur, Albert and Charles are of course on the list. But Philip is also one of the best contender – and one that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are likely to consider.
Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle name their son after Prince Philip?
Prince Harry is notorious for his grandfather, Prince Philip. The patriarch of the royal family supported his grandson at all stages of his life and was a big reason why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wanted to get married so soon after their engagement. After all, he is only a month shy of his 98th birthday (and was weeks away from his 97th birthday on the day of their royal wedding).
But that is not the only reason why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will probably name Prince Claus after Baby Sussex. In addition to the relationship between the Duke of Sussex and his grandfather, Prince William and Kate Middleton chose not to name their two sons after the Duke of Edinburgh. The full name of Prince George is “George Alexander Louis” and the full name of Prince Louis is “Louis Arthur Charles”, meaning that Baby Sussex could finally be the one to honor his great-grandfather by his first or middle name.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle baby boy names
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex not only have the difficult task of choosing a first name and middle name for their new bundle of joy. In the royal family, it is common for most members to have at least two middle names (sometimes three or four!), Which means that even if they choose to include Philip in their baby’s name, they must choose a number of other names , too.
Here are the best contenders for royal baby boy names, including a super sweet person who pays tribute to the more “ordinary” roots of Princess Diana and Prince Harry.
Arthur: This iconic name honors the legendary King Arthur. Arthur, part of the full name of Prince George, represents leadership and dignity and leaves a good first impression – which is important for members of the royal family. Currently, the name is at the top of the list of 5/1 odds, according to Ladbrokes, a British gambling and gambling company.
Albert: In honor of Queen Elizabeth’s father, King George VI, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle call their son Albert, the birth name of the deceased king. As he ascended the throne, Prince Albert changed his name to one of his middle names, George.
Charles: Charles is another popular choice for royal baby names. However, gamblers are not so sure that the duke and duchess of Sussex will name their child after the future king. Ladbrokes says that this royal baby boy name has 16/1 chances.
Spencer: Some media and royal family fans gather behind Spencer as a way to honor Princess Diana. Inspired by her maiden name, Spencer not only represents Prince Harry’s mother, but also his connection with ordinary people and ‘normality’, something he wants for his son.