Kate Middleton and Prince William won’t choose fancy name for third baby

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will keep it “traditional” when it comes to naming royal baby no. 3.

The royal pair announced their new pregnancy merely a week ago, sparking a flurry of bets on the possible name for the baby.

However, according to Christian Turner, global naming director at Siegel+Gale, the couple is likely to opt for a “traditional but down-to-earth” name.



“The key consideration when naming a royal baby is the fine balance between tradition and accessibility,” Turner told Hello! magazine. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will want the fifth-in-line to the throne to bear a name worthy of such weight, and it’s therefore likely they will choose a solid, traditional name with strong links to royalty. At the same time, they won’t want to appear old-fashioned or haughty, so choosing a name the public can embrace is equally important.”

“George and Charlotte are excellent examples of names that strike the balance perfectly; royal by tradition, solid in heritage, both names have enjoyed a resurgence over the last decade, and it’s not uncommon to hear either name being called in the local playground. This is common of the style of this generation of royals, who want to be more down-to-earth than their predecessors,”  he added.