The bets are on for the royal couple’s second baby, due in just a few months, and the most likely name is actually inspired by Kate Middleton’s sister Pippa.
According to OK!, Middleton and Prince William are most likely to name their baby Charlotte if it’s a girl. Charlotte is Pippa Middleton’s middle name. Plus, let’s be honest, it definitely has that royal vibe to it.
William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams told the outlet, “Charlotte is Pippa’s middle name, and with just a couple of months to go until the baby’s arrival, the Duke and Duchess will undoubtedly have a couple of names in mind.”
Of course, Elizabeth is also up there if the baby is a girl, but Charlotte takes the top spot for most likely name.
If it’s a boy, James tops the list of most likely names, with Arthur and Henry tied for second. James is Kate Middleton’s brother’s name. Arthur is part of Prince Charles’ name, and Henry is Prince Harry’s real first name.
It should also be noted that the new little prince or princess won’t be limited to just one name. The royal couple’s first child is Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, after all. The name is very much linked to royal heritage. King George VII was Queen Elizabeth’s much-loved father. Alexander is most likely a tribute to the Queen herself, whose middle name is Alexandra. As for Louis, it’s also a name that shares some rich royal history. But it’s most specifically a tribute to Prince William, whose full name is William Arthur Philip Louis.
No doubt baby No. 2 will get the same royal treatment when it comes to names.