Prince William and Kate Middleton Pick the Perfect Name for Baby Boy

ByKylie McConville
Published
Feb 2016
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Photo: Daily Mail UK

These royals, y’all. I can’t keep up with them. One minute Kate Middleton and Prince William  are having a baby boy and the next, they’re planning to call their baby girl " Princess". But it looks like the royal guessing game might finally be over! (Thank Heavens, 'cause my heart can’t take much more.)

Reportedly, a royal insider spilled the beans that if Will and Kate have a boy, they’ve already got a named picked out.

According to the Daily Star, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have picked Philip as baby boy’s moniker, and it’s every ounce as sweet as the reported name pick they’ve made for baby girl, should they have a ‘she’ instead of a ‘he’.

The name is, of course, a nod to Prince William’s grandfather, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, and it’s also a testament to William’s full name, too: Prince William Arthur Philip. But it doesn’t stop there, either. Will’s dad, Charles, is also named Charles Philip Arthur George. So, if baby is to follow the royal flush, his name would be: Philip William Charles Arthur , after his great-grandfather, daddy and grandfather.

I’m actually quite partial to Philip. It’s sweet, elegant, graceful and it works for a baby boy as well as grown man. It’s a name with weight and value. Though I don’t love the nickname “Phil”, I could get used to it — for royalty, that is.

And as the race for baby’s name heats up (and Kate’s due date draws nearer), the bookies are placing their own bets. Odds in England are 20:1 on the name Philip. No words are what the going rate is baby girl’s name… but there’s still time for the bets to roll out on that one!

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Place your bets, Bumpies: Do you think it will be Philip for a boy?

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