The Sweet Personal Reason Why Meghan and Harry Named Their Daughter Lilibet

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are now parents to a little girl, making Archie a big brother! Ever since their pregnancy announcement, royal enthusiasts have been scrambling to figure out what Meghan and Harry would name their little bundle of joy. After months of waiting, we finally have an answer! Guess what? It was worth the wait.

"It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter, Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world," read a statement from the couple released on Sunday.

Read the rest of the statement below.

"Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA. She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz. Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home," the statement continued. "Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet. Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales."

"This is the second child for the couple, who also have a two-year-old son named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The Duke and Duchess thank you for your warm wishes and prayers as they enjoy this special time as a family."

A lot of people were hoping that Harry and Meghan will name their girl after his mother, Princess Diana. A source told Page Six in March that it’s “highly unlikely to call their daughter Diana. Their biggest concern is that it would make her a bigger target for the media and considerably increase public interest in the child’s life,” because the couple “value their privacy and want to shield their children from the intense media pressure they have endured.”

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Since the death of Prince Philip, People reported that the UK gambling site Ladbrokes saw a huge increase in odds for Meghan and Harry to name their daughter Philippa. “The support for baby Philippa is showing no signs of slowing down, and we’ve been forced to trim the odds again that it’s the name for Harry and Meghan’s daughter,” said Jessica O’Reilly of Ladbrokes, where the odds for Philippa are 3 to 1.

People also pointed out that Philippa has significance outside of honoring the late Prince Philip. Here’s a little history for ya: If you go waaaaay back into the royal lineage, you’ll find Philippa of Hainault, wife of King Edward III and the first Black queen of England, who, according to African American Registry, has Black Moorish ancestry in her DNA. Philippa died at Windsor Castle in 1369 and is buried at Westminster Abbey next to King Edward III. Philippa is most notably remembered for her “sweet” nature and “virtuous” disposition—two qualities I’m sure Meghan and Harry would want their little girl to have. :')

Photo credit: Hulton Archive - Getty Images
Photo credit: Hulton Archive - Getty Images

Some of the other names that peeps are thinking Meghan and Harry are considering:

  • Elizabeth (10/1)

  • Allegra (10/1)

  • Alexandria (12/1)

  • Grace (16/1)

  • Emma (16/1)

  • Rose (16/1)

  • Alice (16/1)

  • Victoria (16/1)

Meghan and Harry surprised us all by choosing the nickname for Queen Elizabeth and including Diana as the middle name. Lilibet Diana is a perfect choice!

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