Kate Middleton royal baby: What will the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge name their second child if it’s a boy?

When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child came into the world, they chose a fabulous royal name, George Alexander Louis, for their son.

George was the name of Queen Elizabeth II’s father, King George VI. He was also named Alexander after the second name of Queen Elizabeth II, Alexandra, and Louis after his father, William Arthur Philip Louis.

Arthur would be a choice if the royal couple decides to name their son after his father, William Arthur Philip Louis, and after King Arthur, the legendary figure that ran the kingdom of Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table.

James is another variant, inspired by James VI of Scotland and I of England.

In polls Alexander comes first as a choice, after the second name of Queen Elizabeth II, but Prince George of Cambridge already has this name.

Philip would be taken after Prince Charles’ second name, Charles Philip Arthur George, and his father, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Edward is also on the rumored name list, after Edward VIII, the son of King George V and Queen Mary. He was King of the United Kingdom from 20 January 1936 until 11 December 1936.

Another choice would be Francis, named after Peter Francis Middleton, Kate’s paternal grandfather, and Francis Martineau Lupton, her paternal great great-grandfather.

In case the royal baby is a girl, bookmakers are betting on Frances, after Princess Diana’s middle name Frances, and after the name of the great-grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II, Frances Dora Smith.