He's here! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just announced that they welcomed their first child early this morning, a baby boy weighing 7 pounds and 3 ounces.
"The Duchess and baby are both healthy and well, and the couple thank members of the public for their shared excitement and support during this very special time in their lives," an announcement on their Instagram read. "More details will be shared in the forthcoming days."
Those details includes the littlest royal's new names! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will have to pick one, two, three, or even four names for their son - and Prince Harry confirmed this morning that they haven't made a decision quite yey.
The British royal family traditionally picks family names passed down from previous generations and loads up on the middle names (Prince Charles was born Charles Philip Arthur George!), but a few exceptions have popped up.
Not a single bettor predicted Princess Eugenie's name before her birth in 1990, the Los Angeles Times reported. Prince Charles also apparently suggested Zara Tindall's unusual name, so Meghan and Harry could still surprise everyone with a completely unanticipated pick - including something unabashedly American in honor of Mom.
That said, it's those family names that have risen to the top of the betting charts. Prince Harry's full name is Henry Charles Albert David and Prince Charles's full name is Charles Philip Arthur George. Meanwhile, great-grandfather Prince Philip was just born Philip - short and sweet! Here are some of the most buzzed about options for a baby boy.
It's one of grandpa's names and it's reminiscent of the legendary King Arthur of Camelot - you know, the Knights of the Round Table and all of that. Prince William has it on his birth certificate too, but he used it as one of Prince Louis's middle names last spring so maybe it's too soon.
Many King James have ruled throughout history, and we're not just talking about LeBron James. British and Scottish monarchs with the moniker reigned throughout much of the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. The only James currently in the royal family is James, Viscount Severn, Prince Edward's son born in 2007.
Yes, it's one of Harry's names, but it's most commonly associated with Prince Albert, the beloved consort of Queen Victoria who supported important public causes like educational reform and the abolition of slavery. The Queen's father King George VI was also born Albert Frederick Arthur George and went by "Bertie" among close friends and family.
This pick is a clear tribute to Princess Diana as it was her maiden name. The aristocratic Spencer family remains still close to the couple. Harry's maternal aunt Jane Fellowes (née Spencer) gave a reading at their wedding.
In honor of Dad, of course! He could go by Henry instead of Harry to distinguish between the two.
Prince Philip is the current patriarch of the family and he's close to Prince Harry, who's taken over many of his duties since Philip's official retirement. It's thought the Duke of Edinburgh had his hip surgery when he did so he could attend his great-grandson's wedding last year.
Naming your son after your dad is one of the sweetest things you can do, and Prince Harry has expressed his appreciation for how much his dad his influenced his life. "[Our dad] was there for us - he was the one out of two left, and he tried to do his best and to make sure that we were protected and looked after," he said in the BBC documentary Diana, 7 Days.
Alexandra is one of the Queen's middle names and it means "helper of mankind" - perfect for the two philanthropically minded parents, no? As the masculine version of Alexandra, this name would pay tribute to the baby's great-grandma.
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