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What will they call the royal baby?

18th March 2019
Posted by Aston Avery

New research into Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s family lineage has revealed some rather interesting selection choices for potential royal baby names.

The study, completed by, found that Mary, John and Elizabeth are the most common girls’ and boys’ names in both family trees. However, there are some altogether more unusual choices the royal couple could consider.

Looking down the Prince’s family tree could lead to a Prince Lancelot, Boniface or even Marmaduke and on the other side of the couple’s heritage, will we see a Princess Ursula or Hyacinthe?

While the bookies favourites remain more traditional options such as Arthur, Henry, Victoria and Elizabeth, perhaps this time we’ll see a swing away from traditional convention?

A potential wild card option may be ‘Gertrude’ after two of the Duchess of Sussex’s relatives. Meghan’s great-great-grandmother, Gertrude Sadler, was well-known for her charity work, not unlike Harry’s Mother, the late Princess of Wales, Diana.

There’s a potential pairing up of the couple’s history, going back as far as the 1500s, with Meghan’s distant royal links coming in the form of Jane Seymour, the third wife of King Henry VIII. Does this give precedence for the new member of the royal family to be ‘Princess Jane’?

In the studio to discuss the potential names for the UK’s latest member of the royal family is Historian from Ancestry, Russel James.

Russell James on Gateway