The big news of the week is the birth of the new royal baby.
Now that we know that the new royal baby is a boy, speculation has increased as to what the new prince will be named.
For their first two children, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge chose traditional names. There is little evidence to suggest that they will branch out with a non-traditional name for baby number three.
Prince George was named after six former kings with his name of George Louis Alexander and Princess Charlotte was named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana after William’s mother and grandmother.
“Tradition plays a huge part in the British Royal Family, even in the 21st Century,” said managing editor of Majesty magazine, Joe Little.
“It will probably be something we have heard attributed to a prince before. It’s quite likely to follow the traditional route that William and Kate seem to favor.”
“The Queen would obviously be consulted, and while she might not necessarily intervene and prevent a name from being used, she would certainly be aware of the name, long before any public announcement.”
Bookmakers correctly predicted Prince George’s name when he was born, but were incorrect two years later with the birth of Princess Charlotte when they predicted the name to be Alice.
Here are the current odds for the name of the new prince:
Arthur - 7/4
James - 5/1
Albert - 11/2
Philip - 6/1
Thomas - 12/1
Edward - 12/1
Louis - 14/1
Jack - 14/1
Henry - 14/1
Alexander - 16/1
What name do you think they should choose? Should they pick one of the favorites or should they choose a more non-traditional name? Let us know in the comments!
In related news, see how Princess Charlotte made history by becoming a big sister in the next article below!