What will Prince William and Kate Middleton name their third baby?
Traditionally, royal family members have christened their babies with names that have familial links and at the moment, there seems to be interest in the Victorian era.
As Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge settle into their life as proud parents of three kids, the British public and royal fans are busy speculating the name of the third baby. Indeed, many names have floated among bookies since Kate announced her third pregnancy. However, it looks like the royals will keep the public waiting before the name of their son is revealed to the public.
Welcome to the family. pic.twitter.com/nKSd5kh5bZ— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 23, 2018
So far, several names have been speculated and among them, the favorites are Arthur, Albert, James, Philip, Thomas and Edward. The Sun claimed that Arthur topped the list of a possible name for William and Kate's third baby, followed by the others. There is little chance that the couple will pick a name that's modern. "Tradition plays a huge part in the British Royal Family, even in the 21st Century. 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," Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty magazine, told BBC.
Traditionally, royal family members have christened their babies with names that have familial links and at the moment, there seems to be interest in the Victorian era. However, there are no rules that govern the name of a baby and for now, it looks like the world will have to wait before the name of the third baby is unveiled. The couple announced the names of Prince George and Princes Charlotte two days after their birth and that rule might serve well for their third born as well.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at St Mary’s to meet their little brother. pic.twitter.com/rfX9rsdJhU— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 23, 2018
While speaking to reporters on Monday, April 23rd, William gave little or no information as he stood on the steps on Lindo Wing. He said the name will be revealed "sooner or later" and joked that being a dad for the third time meant, "We are very happy, very delighted — thrice the worry now! We didn't keep you waiting too long this time."
Kate gave birth to her third child, a son, at 11.01 am GMT on April 23rd at the Lindo Wing in St. Mary's Hospital in London. The Duchess of Cambridge was in the hospital for a total of 12 hours before she and her husband introduced their newborn to a throng of supporters and journalists who had gathered outside the hospital. She paid tribute to the late Princess Diana in a red bespoke Jenny Packham dress as she waved delightfully to the crowd.