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Alexander? James? Arthur? Guessing game on royal baby’s name

Now that everyone knows Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have a baby boy, there is widespread speculation about what he will be called.

Royals have a way of taking their time about naming babies and the couple is known to want to do things at their own pace, so it may be a few days before the couple reveals the name for their first child.

Britain’s legal bookmakers on May 7 reported high interest in the names Alexander, James and Arthur. Bookmakers also report speculation about the name Spencer, the maiden name of Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana.

Choosing Spencer as a first or middle name is seen as a way for Prince Harry to honour Diana, who died in a Paris car crash in 1997 when he was only 12. He spoke before he married Meghan in 2018 about his desire to pay tribute to her memory during the ceremony.

Others believe Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will choose a name that reflects her American heritage.

The infant, known only as Baby Sussex for the moment, was born on May 6 morning. The royal couple has not said if he was born at home or at a hospital.

The couple is also expected to name godparents to the child at a future date.

Source: thehindu.com

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