This Is What William And Kate Will Name Their Third Baby
Popular opinion: We hope Kate and William keep procreating forever, because in a dark, dark world, their baby news is the ray of light we so desperately need. Right now, we’re so excited about baby number three that we’ve been kicking potential names around the office in anticipation of his or her delivery early next year. (This may seem ridiculous, but trust us, it really lightens the mood.) Join us in dreaming of the wee one(s) to come; here, our top name picks for the next royal baby.
We learned from the Diana: Seven Days That Shook the World documentary that it was Prince Philip who convinced a young William to walk behind his mother's coffin in her funeral procession. At 96 years of age, he's not likely to be around all that much longer (tears!), so William may want to honor his beloved grandfather by naming his third child Philip.
We assume Kate has some say when it comes to naming her children, and she may want to honor her 67-year-old father, Michael, when the baby is born.
Time's oddsmakers also favor Arthur, which we think would be an adorable choice for the new baby, if a boy.
We so desperately want William to name one of his children Diana, though we know the odds are slim given he opted to name his first girl Charlotte instead. Still, we're holding out hope—or maybe the cherished name will go to one of Harry's future babies? We'll take that option, too.
Queen Elizabeth, while seemingly indomitable, is 91 years old. Perhaps William will choose to honor his next child by making her Elizabeth's namesake.
Olivia was the most popular baby name for girls in the UK last year, so it's high on the list of potential monikers for the newest royal, too.
Time's oddsmakers also favor Margaret as a potential girl's name—a nod to Queen Elizabeth's late sister.