Royal Baby Name Predictions

Forget March Madness, I’ve been working on calculations for my House of Windsor Royal Baby Name Bracket.

Royal Baby Name Predictions | Paper Clips by Maggie de Barra

I am obsessed with the British Royal Family. I can’t help myself and I don’t care what anyone else thinks. I was born in London, and I spent a month in Cambridge, and all things regarding the UK and the Commonwealth have a special place in my heart. Above all else, I love Will + Kate and little Prince George the most. I stayed up all night in April of 2011 to watch the Royal Wedding and it was so worth it. I love this little family, and I am so excited for Royal Baby #2!! As we get closer to April, everyone will soon be consumed with thoughts on the new little bundle of joy. The bookies are already taking wagers. I’m hoping for a little Princess, but having another little Prince for George to play with would be just as fun. And what’s even more important: what will be the Royal Baby’s name?!

Using a very scientific formula and analysis, I present to you:

My 2015 Royal Baby Name Predictions

Royal Boy Names

I think they will pick a very traditional first name, and use more modern middle names, similar to the style of Prince George. Royal baby names are all about carving a unique identity while still honouring the past.

Philip would be a nice tribute to the Battenberg/Mountbatten side of the family. It is a middle name for both Prince William and Prince Charles, and the first name of Queen Elizabeth’s husband, Prince Philip.

Albert has a stong history in the royal family. It was the first given name of King George VI and King Edward VII, and the name of Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert. It is also a middle name of Prince Harry, and William’s uncle, Prince Andrew.

Arthur conjures up romantic imagery of the legendary King Arthur of folklore. It is also a middle name for William, Prince Charles, and King George VI.

Edward has been around for a long time, but has never had a moment in the spotlight. It is the first name of William’s uncle, Prince Edward, and of his maternal grandfather, Edward John Spencer. It is also the name of Queen Victoria’s son and successor, King Edward VII.

Frederick is a personal choice for me because I would love to see a little Prince Freddie! To justify this choice, it is also a middle name of both King George V and King George VI.

Honourable Mentions
Any combination of Charles for William’s father, or Michael and James for Kate’s father and brother.

Royal Girl Names

Girl names are simultaneously easier and harder because there is a smaller list to choose from. I think they will pick a very traditional middle name and use a more modern first name, the opposite of Prince George. First, the traditional middle names:

Elizabeth is an obvious choice for William’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, or my favourite historical figure, Queen Elizabeth I. It is also a middle name for Kate, William’s aunt, Princess Anne, and various cousins.

Victoria is a stong and powerful name for a British Monarch, on par with Elizabeth. It is the chosen name of Queen Victoria, and the first name of William’s great great grandmother, Mary of Teck.

In honour of the princess of our hearts, Catherine Middleton. Traditionally, this is not especially popular with the House of Windsor, but it is classic and traditional enough to make it onto the list.

Diana, the Roman Goddess of the hunt. Another obvious, yet controversial choice, but it would be a lovely tribute to William’s mother, Princess Diana.

Now, for the first names. I think they will choose something a little lighter to balance a heavy-hitting middle name:

Alexandra is more popular with the Royals than Alexander, Prince George’s middle name. Using this formula, I wouldn’t have picked out Alexander for him. Alexandra, however, is the middle name of Queen Elizabeth, the first name of King Edward VII’s wife, Alexandra of Denmark, and the first name of Queen Victoria, albeit she was called Alexandrina, which is very pretty.

Frances would be another lovely tribute to the Spencer family, as it was Princess Diana’s middle name. It is also the middle name of Kate’s father, Michael Francis Middleton, and it was the first name of Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert.

I am biased here, because this is my name. But, it is also a strong, classic name that would fit with the style of the Royal family. It is also the name of Queen Elizabeth’s sister, Margaret Rose.

This one is a bit out of left field, but still in the same neighbourhood. Strong, classic, and traditional, yet uncommon in the modern Royal lineup. It is also the name of Queen Elizabeth’s grandmother, Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck.

Honourable Mentions
Any combination of Anne, Alice, Louise, or Mary. These are pretty standard and popular among the Royal family as first and middle names. I wouldn’t be surprised to see some or all of these pop up.

I’m taking bets now. DM for details 🙂 We’ll only have to wait a few more weeks to find out! I can’t wait!!

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