Now that the latest royal baby’s been born, what will his name be?
The royal parents, William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, may already know, but the rest of us don’t, yet.
At it will probably be a few days until they make the official royal proclamation, CNN reported.
Bookmakers say that the favorites for a boy were Arthur, Albert or James.
Albert could be a shoo-in because it would not only a tribute to Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, but also a way of honoring the royal newborn’s great grandfather and Queen Elizabeth II’s father. He was called Albert until he became king and took the reign name of King George VI, CNN and BBC reported.
Many believe, no matter what name is chosen, it will be traditional.
“George and Charlotte are very traditional, historic, English names,” royal commentator Kate Williams told CNN.
The new baby is fifth in line to the throne, behind his grandfather, Prince Charles, his father, Prince William, and even his brother and sister.
The queen may not have full final decision on the name, but she will be consulted, CNN reported. She will also bequeath a title on the royal baby.