Meghan Markle Approaches Her Due Date, And There's A Very Unexpected Name In The Running For The Royal Baby

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 5:  Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend a reception to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the investiture of the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace on March 5, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Meghan Markle Approaches Her Due Date, And There's A Very Unexpected Name In The Running For The Royal Baby

Obviously "Elizabeth" made the list, but see what else!

Published May 3, 2019

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are just days from welcoming their first child together!

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex chose not to know the gender of their youngster, which has helped to create suspense internationally. With excitement levels high, everyone is putting in their best guess as to what the couple's royal baby’s name might be. 

It is game on for royal baby names, and people are placing bets!

See our best guesses below:

  1. Elizabeth

    "Elizabeth" is top of the list, of course, because Prince Harry's grandmother's name is Queen Elizabeth II

  2. Grace

    According to the name "Grace" means God's favor. The name was popularized by Princess Grace of Monaco

  3. Allegra

    It wouldn't be much of a surprise if the couple named their baby "Allegra," an Italian name meaning joyous. According to PEOPLE, Italy is one of Meghan's favorite destinations.

  4. Diana Doria

    "Diana" is probably the most popular guess among us civilians if it's a girl because of Prince Harry's mother, the beloved late Princess Diana. But we all know Meghan is super tight with her own mom, Doria Ragland, so making "Doria" the baby's middle name is a nice compromise, no?

  5. Charles

    Prince Harry's father, Prince Charles, is on his way to sitting on the throne very soon, so if it's a boy, why not pay homage to his granddad and the would-be king!

  6. Rachel

    Rachel isn't only Meghan's first name, but also her character on Suits, "Rachel Zane." While "Zane" might not be conventional enough for royal taste, "Rachel" sounds perfectly acceptable if the former actress wants to pay tribute to her previous role.

  7. Victoria

    "Victoria" actually jumped to the top spot at 8/1 within the first minute of the baby news announcement, according to bookmaker William Hill. Hmm...

  8. Arthur

    "Arthur" is also a classic that lands very high on the list for the Brits. And hello, there's legendary British leader King Arthur!

  9. Duchess

    Sure, it's Meghan's royal title, but she's done many unconventional things against royal protocol thus far, so naming her baby after a Fergie album isn't that far-fetched. 

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)


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