Prince Harry and Meghan Could Still Honor Princess Diana with This Baby Boy Name

In case you missed it: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their first child, a boy, this morning at 5:26 A.M. BST. Prince Harry admits they have had some extra time to think of royal baby boy names, but haven’t made a final decision just yet. “The baby’s a little bit overdue so we’ve had a little bit of time to think about it,” he told the media this morning at Windsor estate. “That’s the next bit,” he added.

When Baby Sussex’s gender was still a mystery, many members of the public believed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would honor Princess Diana by naming their potential daughter after the baby’s late paternal grandmother. But, now, with a new royal baby boy, it appears that possibility is a no go. That said, some royal reporters got crafty and came up with a royal baby boy name that would perfectly honor the Princess of Wales and suit Baby Sussex.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle baby boy names

It’s unclear whether or not the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have thought about the name and it doesn’t appear high on the list of top royal baby names, but some believe Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could name their firstborn son Spencer, after Princess Diana’s maiden name. The royal baby boy name would not only honor Prince Harry’s late mother but also pay tribute to Prince Harry’s more “commoner” side (although the Spencers aren’t exactly a normal commoner family either).

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Just one week ago, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex asked that you kindly consider supporting various organisations around the world in lieu of sending gifts for the upcoming arrival of their first born. Not only did many of you lend your support, you took action. Their Royal Highnesses wanted you to know the impact of your support – the direct effect your donation, energy, and action made! YOU chose to be part of the collective good, and you have made a real difference. Whether a $5 donation, £1000 contribution, offering to volunteer, or spreading the word – you’ve played your part. And on behalf of The Duke and Duchess (and Baby Sussex), we thank you so much. YOUR IMPACT: @thelunchboxfund will now be able to provide a minimum of 100,000 additional hot nutritionally fortified meals to children in dire need across South Africa @littlevillagehq received donations from all over the world (from UAE to Hong Kong and the US), they’ve increased their monthly donors, had a surge in volunteer applications, and re-energized their hard working team of 200+ staff and volunteers @wellchild can now provide 300+ additional hours of specialist care by a Well Child Nurse for a child with serious health needs, allowing families to stay together at home vs in hospital @Baby2Baby have received over 5,000 products to disperse to children in need, including cribs, books, backpacks, diapers and have received monetary donations from around the globe – from Guadalajara to Italy. You made this happen. Thank you.

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In addition to Spencer, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have a handful of other potential royal baby boy names to choose from. One of the most popular names — amongst betters, that is — is Arthur with 5/1 odds, according to Ladbrokes, a British-based betting and gambling company. Arthur stems from King Arthur, a medieval king who famously led his Knights of the Round Table and British forces in the battle against Saxon invaders during the sixth century. Although Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby is seventh in line to the British throne and will most-likely never become king, naming him after a fearless leader like King Arthur could help better establish him in the royal family.

Following Arthur is Albert, after the birth name of Queen Elizabeth’s father, King George VI. Upon his succession, Prince Albert changed his name to George and became the sixth King George in the British monarchy.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might also name their son Philip, after Prince Harry’s grandfather and the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip. It’s no secret that the Duke of Sussex is incredibly close with his grandfather, so honoring him in this way makes sense. Additionally, Prince William and Kate Middleton did not name their sons after Prince Philip (Prince George’s full name is George Alexander Louis and Prince Louis’s is Louis Arthur Charles), making the name available for Baby Sussex.

Other potential royal baby boy names include, James, Alexander, Alfred, and Charles.

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