Speculation over what Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will name their son has peaked since the birth announcement this morning. Despite bookies and amateurs seeking and sharing all sorts of hints and clues, Kensington Palace has been extremely tight lipped. At present time, the only information we have on the kiddo is that: he’s a boy, he weighs 7 lbs 3 oz, and that he and mom are in good health.
Prince Harry took the time to speak with the press, telling them no name has been decided upon. He also said that they would have more information available in two days time, as is royal tradition.
“Still thinking about names,” Prince Harry says after birth of royal baby boy pic.twitter.com/yp4rcqKmEj
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British betting websites report that the names James, Phillip, Arthur and Alexander have been receiving many bets over the past few months.
There’s no way of knowing how long the royal couple will take to announce the baby’s name. Royal couples have taken anywhere from a single day to an entire month to make a decision and release it to the press.
While royal names tend to address a lot of history and tradition, the fact that the Sussex baby is seventh in line to the throne means that the couple could have some leeway and fun with the name.
According to Nameberry, there are some extremely interesting baby name trends coming up in England this year, with a focus on short and strong names for boys. Kit, Rex, Jax, Rafe and Quinn have appeared as some of the most trendy ones, showing off this generation of parents’ approach to uncommon names with a unisex bend to them. There’s also a trend in animal names like Wolf, Bear and Fox which would certainly break royal protocol.
A more relevant statistic to the royal couple would be the trend of naming children after their grandparents and great grandparents, highlighting English names like Walter, Eric, Robin, Harold, Roland and Chester. In Baby Sussex’s case this would highlight the names Charles, Philip, Arthur, and Francis.
For now, we’ll just have to wait and see.