The couple announced their pregnancy on October 15, 2018. Their baby is due in spring 2019.
Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019. pic.twitter.com/Ut9C0RagLk
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 15, 2018
The gender and name of the baby are still unknown. Typically the name and gender are not announced until after it’s been born. But that isn’t stopping people from betting on which name the royal couple will choose and what the gender will be.
Right after they announced their pregnancy, we wrote a quick guide on the meaning behind each name that they might name their child. But now that Meghan will be giving birth in a few months, the betting odds have shifted.
According to Ladbrokes, the odds that Meghan will give birth to a boy or girl are the same. They’re both at 10/11.
Check out the top 10 royal baby names and their odds according to Ladbrokes below.
Victoria is a very royal name. The name honors Queen Victoria who reigned over the United Kingdom for almost 64 years. She became Queen at 18 after her father and his three brothers all passed. Victoria was also the name of Princess Alice’s first daughter.
Albert is a very popular royal name. It’s derived from a German name meaning “noble” and “bright.” In the 19th century, Queen Victoria married Prince Albert. In 1871, Queen Victoria named the Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences after her late husband.
Diana is one of the top predicted baby names if Harry and Meghan have a girl. Diana is the name of Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana of Wales. Diana is Princess Charlotte’s third name as well.
Philip is a possibility if Meghan and Harry have a boy. Philip would be named after Prince Philip, Harry’s grandfather.
Alice is a top royal baby name prediction. Alice honors Princess Alice, the third child of Queen Victoria.
Arthur is another possible baby name, but it’s not likely. Arthur is Prince Louis’ second name. It’s also Prince William’s second name, which is one of the reasons he passed it down to his son. The name also honors King Arthur.
Alfred is an old English name and means “counsel.” During the medieval ages, King Alfred the Great rules Wessex, England. The name was brought back thanks to Queen Victoria and King Albert. They named their son Alfred who was nicknamed Affie.
Elizabeth is in the running for a baby name and it’s obviously after Harry’s grandmother Queen Elizabeth II. Plenty of the modern royals have Elizabeth as a second or third name, but none have it as a first name.
James was also predicted for Kate and William’s royal baby. There have been many royals and kings names James, most recently Prince Edward named his son James in 2007.
Mary is a very royal name. The most notable royal being Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Mary II. Queen Mary II was married to King William II and King William III.