People think that the Duke & Duchess of Sussex will name their baby girl ‘Philippa’

Royals walk to Sandringham Church on Christmas Day - l to r Prince William, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Philip, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

Ever since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed that their baby girl is due in “early summer,” the British press has made it sound like Meghan got pregnant specifically to hurt the chances for reconciliation between Harry and William at the big Diana-statue unveiling. They’re going on and on about how dare Harry prioritize his pregnant wife and children as opposed to making Baldemort his first and only priority. It’s a lot. And now Us Weekly is pressuring Lil’ Montecito to be the one to bring the Sussexes and Windsors back together!

The littlest mediator! Royal expert Nick Bullen believes the arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter will help bring the royal family together amid their recent drama.

“The birth of a baby is always a great unifier for a family and I’m sure all sides of the Sussex family will want to celebrate with Harry and Meghan,” the editor in chief and cofounder of True Royalty TV told Us Weekly exclusively on Monday, May 10. “I think you can be absolutely certain that Harry and Meghan will be jumping on a Zoom call to introduce Her Majesty to her 11th great-grandchild.”

[From Us Weekly]

Why do people act like the Sussexes aren’t in contact with the Queen? H&M made it clear that they’ve been in contact with the Queen throughout the past year and a half. The real issue will be the reactions of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Charles. They’re going to go buck wild in the lead-up to the birth of Lil’ Montecito, trying to take attention away from the California royals, and then they’ll “blame” the baby for why Harry can’t come back to them. It’s just a hell of a lot to put on a baby, either way.

As for baby names… we’ve heard a lot about whether they’ll name the girl Diana or Lilibet. But there’s another name in the mix: Philippa. At least according to gamblers in the UK.

Will Meghan Markle and Prince Harry name their baby girl after Harry’s grandfather? Following the death of Prince Philip last month, U.K. gambling site Ladbrokes has seen Philippa grow as a popular prediction for Meghan and Harry’s daughter. They have slashed the betting odds on the name to 3/1.

“The support for baby Philippa is showing no signs of slowing down, and we’ve been forced to trim the odds again that it’s the name for Harry and Meghan’s daughter,” said Jessica O’Reilly of Ladbrokes.

If they did pay tribute to Prince Philip in their second child’s name, they wouldn’t be alone. Harry’s cousins Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall both paid tribute to their grandfather just before his death by giving their newborn sons the middle name Philip.

Other top name predictions also honor members of the royal family. Diana, after Harry’s late mother Princess Diana, and Elizabeth, after Harry’s grandmother the Queen, are near the top of the leaderboard at 5/1 and 10/1, respectively. Allegra (10/1), Alexandria (12/1), Grace (16/1), Emma (16/1), Rose (16/1), Alice (16/1) and Victoria (16/1) are other favorites.

[From People]

Where is “Allegra” coming from? I’ve never heard that mentioned. As for Philippa… it would be hilarious to me if they named the baby Philippa, Pippa for short. Come on! The Middletons would be so mad that the baby stole Pippa Middleton’s thunder!! Honestly, Harry and Meghan don’t want that connection to the Middletons, so I doubt Philippa is under consideration. I keep saying that it will be something unexpected. Archie Harrison was unexpected. It won’t be “Elizabeth Philippa Diana.”

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  1. NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

    I think it’ll be another name out of left field that no one anticipates as it was for Archie. I’m not even bothering to predict this time.

    • BABSORIG says:

      Also, no they aren’t naming their baby after Kate Middleton sister Pippa, not gonna happen.

      • Watson says:

        THIS

      • Myra says:

        Exactly. This is the biggest reason why she shouldn’t. Not even as a middle name.

      • Elvie says:

        100% – also Pippa named her baby girl Grace Elizabeth, so that won’t happen either.

      • Becks1 says:

        Also, people keep talking about honoring Philip or the queen – the baby will have their names, Mountbatten-Windsor. Thats a pretty big connection their legacy right there. I don’t think the baby needs to be named Philippa so that people know she’s Philip’s great-granddaughter.

        (random aside, in my work there’s a doctor whose reports I review frequently named Mountbatten-Windsor and I am so intrigued by that, lol. Like that seems a very specific last name to have and NOT be a royal.)

      • Sofia says:

        @Becks1 it may very well be a royal lol. But only Philip’s descendants use Mountbatten (the rest just use Windsor if they don’t have titles) so the list of people who use it is a small one.

        But none of them are doctors lol so it may just be a weird (verrrry weird) coincidence in last names

      • Doulton says:

        I think that they can honour Philip by looking at his mother: Alice of Battenberg (which word was anglicized to Mountbatten after WWI). Her middle names include Victoria, Elizabeth, Julia, and Marie. And it would be a good statement on the primacy of women in the royal family but not so much in the history books.

      • Liz version 700 says:

        Thank you I can’t imagine they are even serious about this lol.

      • Still_Sarah says:

        @ Babsorig : Exactly. When I read about H&M possibly naming the baby Phillipa after Prince Phillip, I remember thinking “Uh, you do know that is Kate’s sister name and Pippa is just a nickname, right?”. I don’t think there is ANY chance they would give the baby the same name as one of the Middletons.

    • Isla says:

      Yeah neither lol, I’m only predicting middle name; Spencer

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      I would like Frankie for this little girl, a nod to Diana (her middle name was Frances) without it being morbid. Frankie and Archie sound like a fun pairing too.

    • Carmen says:

      Usually I hate mash-ups, but Doriana (for both grandmothers) would be a nice name. The could call her Dori for short.

    • Aphra says:

      It’ll be a nice short American name, not some Sloney “Allegra” or “Phillipa” or “Herminone”.
      I bet something cute and simple, but symbolic, like Dot or Beth.

    • mynameispearl says:

      I could see Poppy as a name, its cute, its the flower of California (correct me if I’m wrong!), it has a link to remembrance Sunday, and it goes really with Archie. Archie and Poppy, that’s adorable.

  2. Case says:

    I said this yesterday about them naming her after Elizabeth — I really don’t see them naming her after anything with ties to the monarchy, because they were abused by that institution. Why would they want to permanently honor that by naming their daughter after any of them?

    I never really understood the whole “betting on royal baby names” thing to begin with, but it seems even less productive with H&M, who clearly are naming their kids whatever they want. No one could’ve predicted Archie Harrison, so IDK why they’re trying it again.

    • Susan says:

      EXACTLY. Regardless of who was allegedly decent (i have my doubts of anyone who really was) —and who was FAR from decent—in that family, it’s clear they wanted out (wisely so!) and wanted a fresh new start. The LAST thing they’re going to do is give this child a BRF adjacent name. If they didn’t name their firstborn son —before they left—a BRF type name why the HELL would they do it now??

  3. Lauren says:

    Please for all that is sacred I pray they don’t call their daughter Philippa. The nickname Pippa in Italian is slang for j*rking off or sniffing the white powder. Aside from that, they wouldn’t want their daughter named anything Middleton, they’ll go for something unexpected like when they named Archie.

    • Seraphina says:

      Pippa has a similar nickname in Greece.

    • Desert Lizard says:

      I feel safe in saying they will not name their daughter Philippa, Carole, or Catherine. They will not name their beautiful daughter anything related to the social-climbing, bullying, inauthentic Middletons. I don’t they will name her anything related to RF either. “Archie” is not a royal name and they will stick with that protocol. I think the name will be something sweet, fun, and simple, like “Archie.” I can’t wait to hear what they choose.

  4. Maria says:

    Yes, chiming in- after Pippa? Nope.

  5. Seraphina says:

    Nope. Next we will hear the name “Carole” is in the running as well.

  6. BayTampaBay says:

    Tabloids are really grasping at straws to come up with something to generate a story on the Sussexes.

  7. jbyrdku says:

    Allegra will always be an allergy medication, to me.

  8. Izzy says:

    LMAO, no they won’t be naming the baby after Lady Keenbridge’s sister. I would love to see Dora Elizabeth Diana – Dora in honor of Doria.

    • Seraphina says:

      Theodora is also a beautiful name to play off of Dora. Francine/Frances Theodora Elizabeth.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Theodora is the name of one of Harry’s famewhoring deposed Greek cousins.

      • Seraphina says:

        NOTA- yes, I forgot about her. Thank you for the laugh. Still, “gift of God” is a beautiful name.

  9. Cecilia says:

    I hope they don’t its an ugly name

    • Mrs. Peel says:

      Isn’t it though? Horrible name Phillipa.

      • Pip says:

        Er, thanks ….??!

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Pip, I think I like Pip, or pippa, but not crazy about Phillipa. Definitely a British name, but not one you hear often in the US. Sometimes it’s best not to name a child something that will be used against them. I could hear kids in their class coming up with filly for a nickname. So, the negativity to the name, I think, is because it’s unusual AND because the nicknames that come with it.

      • Jaded says:

        I actually love it but don’t like the diminutive “Pippa”.

    • Ines says:

      Can’t be worse than Archie.

  10. Merricat says:

    I’m surprised Carole isn’t suggesting “Catherine” as a name, because, you know, Harry holds the ffqc in such regard. Lol!

  11. Wehweh says:

    Allegra is the name that Diana would give to William or Harry if they were girls. I don’t know the meaning to Allegra, it sounds very aristo and we’ll a bit snobbish. I don’t like it. I prefer they name her Diana, but it’s probably a burden for her, knowing her grandmother was and still is very beloved.

    Can harry and Meghan name her Indira or Shinta or Latifah or Gisele. Is it always has to be an English name?

    • Cee says:

      Allegra is an italian name which means “happiness”. It’s a name I’ve always loved and hope to name a daughter.

      Donatella Versace’s daughter is names Allegra.

    • Becks1 says:

      It’s a pretty name on its own, but Allegra is now a very common allergy medicine in the US, so I doubt that will use that.

      • truthSF says:

        Oh Becks1, the Allegra jokes that will be post up and down twitter!!😬😂 No! Just…no!! None of those names that are suggested (especially Diana and Elizabeth) will be used…none!!

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      I like Allie. I keep thinking they will name their baby girl something that is its own nickname. Like Archie. Who knows. I think we’ll all be surprised as NotSoSimpleTaylor said above.

  12. Naomi says:

    why do people think it will be named after diana, elizabeth, philip? archie is not named after anyone! i suspect they’ll give their second baby another name unburdened by family/history (diana *at best* for middle name)

    • Enny says:

      Actually Archie is named after one of Harry’s military buddies…

      • Aphra says:

        Oooh, then maybe the baby will be named after one of Meghan’s friends. Serena?

      • Carmen-JamRock says:

        Actually @Enny, as the Sussexes hv said ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION: Archewell was a concept they connected with and planned to use as their brand from the very outset of their union. It pre-dates the birth of their son and was in fact the inspiration for his name.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Nina would cover Janina Gavankar and a Bowes-Lyon ancestor.

  13. Cee says:

    After what they chose for Archie, this is the only baby whose name I look forward to learning LOL

  14. equality says:

    “The birth of a baby is always a great unifier for a family.” Yeah, like the birth of Archie unified all the family?

    • lucy2 says:

      Was coming to post the same thing! The family was still awful to her, the press was still terrible, their first baby changed nothing, other than making them realize it was time to GTF outta there.

    • Isla says:

      Literally lolll

    • I know says:

      the Windsors weren’t checking for Archie when both parents were still part of the Monarchy (Mr. I’m already an uncle showed how much he didn’t care for the idea of Archie). Do they expect us to believe that a baby, they haven’t even acknowledge is on its way, is going to cause these people to act like a family? Yeah, ok.

      • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

        Oh, but the poor Keenbridges have only seen Archie once, and their children don’t know their own little cousin, and poor Charles poor Queen something something. Because they made SUCH an effort to get close to him and to Meghan…

      • Jules says:

        That “I’m already an uncle” remark grates. It’s like Charles saying “Whatever love means.” It shows exactly how the speaker feels about the person being asked about. William is missing the same chip as his father.

  15. India says:

    No

  16. Kelly Sunshine says:

    I still like the idea of naming her Frances (Diana’s middle name) instead of Diana. They can call her Frankie, which goes super well with Archie, IMHO

    Diana is a beautiful name, but I don’t think it’s fair to name a baby after Diana. It’ll put too much pressure on that kiddo to live up to her iconic grandma…

    • Tessa says:

      As long as Diana is not a first name but a middle one, there would be no pressure. Earl Spencer’s daughter’s middle name is Diana and of course Charlotte has a middle name of Diana.

    • notasugarhere says:

      There’s no hommage to Diana in using Frances. For most of her life, Diana hated her mother.

    • Amy Bee says:

      Frances is also the name of Diana’s mother. They weren’t talking to each other at the time of Diana’s death so no, Frances will probably not be in the running.

      • Tessa says:

        Diana adored her paternal grandmother Cynthia. after Cynthia died she saw her as a guardian angel. Cynthia would be possible as a tribute.

      • Aphra says:

        Cindy?

      • FicklePickle says:

        @Tessa Fun thing about Cynthia, it was a commonly used alternative name for the Greek goddess Artemis. It was believed that she was born on Mount Cynthus. Also used at times for Selene, the Greek personification of the Moon, and the Roman Diana (Who ultimately took so many elements from Artemis that it’s hard to think of them as separate entities. Those Romans reeeally had an obsession with Greek high culture and art.).

        As the Spencers are the ultimate aristo family I will assume this was deliberate on their part and that Diana was named in honor of her grandmother Cynthia.

  17. Mina_Esq says:

    I hope it’s something really American so all of the haters’ heads can explode lol I’m trying to think here. Maybe like Brooklyn or Kaylee.

  18. Sofia says:

    I doubt Phillipa is in the running tbh because there’s the Middleton connection.

    I keep saying that Archie is considered an “upper class” name especially in Scotland amongst the aristos so I wouldn’t be surprised if they name their daughter something similar aka another “upper class” name.

    A name I think that could be picked is Daphne. Starts with D so honours both grandmas without the names and Harry had a fan (whom him and Meghan met and sent a letter when she died) who died a few years back with the name Daphne so there’s a sentimental connection there

    • Ann says:

      Daphne is pretty. I have always like those Classical Greek names, like Phoebe, Zoe, Daphne, Chloe. Although I think Chloe might be French?

      • Nivz says:

        I believe Khloe is the Greek version. (I know! Kris Jenner didn’t pull that spelling out of her whatsit just to make it a K name. I checked a few years ago.)

    • Ripley says:

      I was thinking Daphne just yesterday. Daphne Rose Harriet Mountbatten-Windsor. I love names and I think it would be so amazing if they put Rose in and said, “What?! We understood nothing happened.”

      • Ripley says:

        Or Daphne Rachel Mountbatten-Windsor. Or to get the Ell in from the foundation. Eleanor Rachel Mountbatten-Windsor. Elle for short. I do like the Poppy suggestion from yesterday.

  19. Becks1 says:

    People are wrong, lol.

    It won’t be Phillipa – first, even without Pippa Middleton, I just don’t think it’s their style, and second…well we have Pippa Middleton, so its definitely not going to be that.

    Archie was unexpected so I think we are all going to be surprised.

    • Nic919 says:

      I agree. No one guessed Archie and I doubt anyone will guess it here. It won’t be a tribute to Harry’s family either. So no Elizabeth and even Diana is something Harry won’t saddle his daughter with.

  20. Midge says:

    They made it clear with the choice of “Archie” that they want their children to be free of legacy and to be their own person.

  21. Delphine says:

    Right because the last time the Sussexes had a baby it totally reunited the royal family. 🙄

    No way on earth they’re going to name the child anything that people are betting high odds on.

    • truthSF says:

      Exactly! They’re betting on all of those names because they’re desperate for H&M to publicly acknowledge their connection with that family! However, outside of their (Mountbatten-Windsor) last names everything those 2 have done since leaving the UK, has been done independent of the Royal family. Archwell is so far removed from Sussex-Royal, and has been so, so successful as well. I bet Willy now wishes he never fought so hard to have them part ways with their Royal adjacent namesake!!!

    • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

      Also, how unfair is it to put all of this on a baby that hasn’t been born yet?

  22. lanne says:

    So, translation: “We don’t have a damn clue as to what they will name their child, but we have content to create, so here’s a story we pulled out of our collective butts.”

    I imagine the Sussexes looking at these betting sites and crossing names off their list.

  23. Noki says:

    I have just never had the inclination to do the guessing games on what someone will name their child.

  24. kelleybelle says:

    Me either. But I cannot see Philippa, I just can’t. No way. Such an unattractive name IMO.

    • bettyrose says:

      I really like Philippa as a name. Not for the Sussex baby, of course, but I do think Pippa is a great nickname. The Middletons do NOT get to ruin otherwise lovely names.

  25. demaisonneuve says:

    random prediction: Annie Spencer Mountbatten-Windsor

    • Nic919 says:

      I don’t think they will use Spencer but Annie is a good choice. Archie and Annie kind of works too.

    • bettyrose says:

      Sigh, Annie is another great name. I don’t see it because there are too many “Ann/Anne” landmines around, but I would use it.

  26. Hannah says:

    Ick … no! I’m not even playing the name guessing game cause I didn’t see Archie coming in a million years (yet I love it on him now) I think the Duke and Duchess will surprise us all again and I’m 110% here for it. OMG I can’t wait 😍❤️

    • bettyrose says:

      They won’t choose any of the names the bookies are placing bets on, but I love the name guessing game. The saddest part about names is there’s no take-backsies when you think of one *even better*. I’m still in love with the name Archie for a little ginger prince, though.

  27. Belli says:

    Lmao they won’t choose Philippa.

    I can see them choosing Diana as middle name, but I’m expecting her first name to have no royal ties at all. But Harry and Meghan seem to like meaningful names, so maybe something like Aurora for the dawn of their new lives or Felicity for their new happiness.

  28. Elvie says:

    Why do I feel like they’re pushing Philippa and Elizabeth so that when the baby doesn’t have those names they can write headlines about snubbing the Queen and Prince Philip’s memory?

  29. Tessa says:

    I read somewhere that Diana had said if she and Khan had married and they had a daughter she would be called Allegra. No way would that child be called Philippa.

  30. Lori says:

    Poppy Harrison W-M

    • toodle says:

      yes and are those poppies she’s wearing in the photo?

      • bettyrose says:

        Good catch! Well, Poppy it is then. *Waves at Meghan who is obviously reading CB and values our opinions*

  31. Brittany says:

    I hope the baby is named in tribute to Meghan and Doria’s heritage, an African or Black American name. And I hope her initials are MM like her mama’s — the second M of course for her last name, Mountbatten-Windsor.

    • Tessa says:

      Harriet which would be a nod to Meghan and Doria’s heritage, after Harriet Tubman.

    • Chaine says:

      ITA, it just seems like more tabloid racism that all the speculation assumes they are going to name the baby after someone in Harry’s white family, like Meghan might not have her own ancestors she would want to honor.

      • teecee says:

        EXACTLY. And what has Harry’s birth family done for his nuclear family to deserve such an honor?

  32. ecsMom says:

    I am predicting Artemis. Diana is the Roman Goddess and Artemis is the Greek equivalent. Archie and Artemis.

  33. Tessa says:

    I like Isabelle or Isabella and Cynthia after Diana’s paternal grandmother.

  34. GuestWho says:

    “The birth of a baby is always a great unifier for a family.”

    Yeah, Archie’s birth was totally a unifying event. I remember how they immediately stopped attacking his mom and totally spoke out when he was compared to a chimpanzee.

    I have to say, after reading the comments the past couple of days, I’m really warming up to Poppy.

  35. Heat says:

    The main thought I had after reading this is: Does this mean that Charlotte was named after Charles?

    • Tessa says:

      Charlotte is also a name from the Middleton family, and there were famous Charlottes, Queen Charlotte and Princess Charlotte, daughter of George IV who was heiress to the throne but died in childbirth.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Carole, Charlotte, and Charles all have the same root. My bet is she was named after Carole and Pippa (Philippa Charlotte).

    • Becks1 says:

      Yes. Well, who actually knows. But it was put out there after her name was announced that it was Charlotte for Charles, Elizabeth for the queen, and diana for, well, Diana, lol. But I can’t remember if that was just tabloid speculation, came from a “palace source” or was actually confirmed.

  36. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    Here’s one to needle TOD &TOB/PWT:

    Jecca Rose 😂🤣, not that they ever would, but it strikes me funny when I consider the royal incandescence it would inspire.

  37. Amy Bee says:

    How is Archie’s sister going to serve as a unifier when she has the same mother as him?

  38. Lila says:

    You can tell the odds makers are British. Look at that string of names 😂 They didn’t guess Archie Harrison and they aren’t guessing Lil Montecito. Sussexes like meaningful, but not traditional.

  39. February-Pisces says:

    Phillipa? Seriously, did Ma middy leak this, it is People magazine after all lol. Well then atleast there would finally be a Pippa in the royal family. But I seriously doubt harry would name his daughter after the girl who used to stalked him. Lol. 😂

    • Tessa says:

      And it would open the floodgates on social media with the bots going on about how Harry “should have” married Pippa. and also how “disrespectful” Harry and Meghan were to Philip and how dare they name the child Philippa….I can see that happening.

      • February-Pisces says:

        Ma middy would definitely ramp up the bots. She’s still salty that harry had the good sense to not only reject Pippa’s flat ass, but to release a statement saying he would never! 😂

  40. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    I hope to God the baby isn’t named ‘Phillippa’ – it’s a bloody ugly name, associated with horsey types in the UK, and too close to the Keens… ‘Dora’ would be lovely. Every Dora I’ve known has been very sweet and kind. Also – Helen.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Too much around Dora the Explorer US tv show I’d think. There is a Helen already, Lady Helen Taylor (D&D of Kent’s daughter)

      • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

        @Nota What a shame. It’s such a pretty name…
        I must confess, I do hope that H&M don’t go TOO modern and call their daughter Kaylee, or Ashleigh, or anything that sounds as if Jessica Simpson has got hold of it; not least because the tabloids will scream, mock and jeer for months, and the child will be able to see all the hate when she grows up and goes online.

  41. Jewell says:

    They might as well name her Meghanstotter (Meghan’s daughter) so the two kids match

  42. Bookie says:

    Please please please please name that baby ROSE.

  43. Amelie says:

    It won’t be Philippa for obvious reasons. 1) Ugly name 2) Kate’s sister. Also do you remember all that stupid press around Pippa’s wedding and how Meghan would or would not be a guest at Pippa’s wedding since Harry was invited? It was the first time the Middletons freaked out about Meghan overshadowing them.

    It’s going to be something we never see coming. Harry and Meghan are never predictable!

  44. Amber says:

    I have a feeling the child will be named Grace.

    • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

      Isn’t Pippa’s daughter named ‘Grace’? I doubt Meghan would give her little daughter any name associated with Mrs Bennett’s daughters. Can you imagine the Mail’s screams if she did?!

  45. MangoAngelesque says:

    I wish they’d be petty enough to name her Rosalyn or something of the like. Close enough to Rose to drive it home, but not SO blatant as to be incapable of maintaining innocence.

    “You of all people know of Meg’s passion for flowers…we just adored the name!”

  46. Crystal June says:

    I believe after her announcement of not having a baby shower to focus on foundation and charity. The Archwell. Baby name predictions baby Maxwell- Wells (spring)

  47. ojulia123 says:

    I really, really wish they would name their baby Rose….as in Rose Hanbury. Heh.

  48. Lily says:

    I think Alice would be nice, that was Philip’s mother’s name and she was a bit of an eccentric hero. Also Archie and Alice would be cute.

    • MangoAngelesque says:

      @LILY— Alice really is a lovely name. And easily nicknamed to an adorable Ali. Ali and Archie :)

      And, honestly, Harry and his grandfather were always said to be close, they always appeared to have a good time together (from all appearances in photos, of course), and Harry went out of his way to talk about Phillip endearingly during that James Corden interview. So if he and Meghan were going to “honour” anyone, it would be him, but never in such a crass way like “Philippa” or whatever would be. His mother’s name would be charming. And it’s not so old-fashioned as to be antiquated or “weird” sounding.

      Would they do the matchy-matchy letters thing, though? Not sure there. So it might be relegated to a middle name. But I do like Alice.

      But maybe my love for “Alice in Wonderland” has me severely biased on this one…heh…

    • Jaded says:

      Alice is my middle name so I’m all for it! It was my paternal grandmother’s name, who died before I was born, but I bear an uncanny resemblance to her.

    • Heat says:

      I actually love that name idea!
      Someone had mentioned Doriana for a middle name. It gives me some Twilight vibes, but the combo between Doria & Diana sounds quite lovely.
      Alice Doriana Mountbatten-Windsor.

  49. Haylie says:

    Um, why would she name her baby after the flat-assed, hard faced sister of one of her biggest tormentors?

  50. Beach Dreams says:

    Uh, no. Philippa is an awful name, sorry to any decent Philippas reading this. And Allegra is really stuffy sounding…weird name to pop up. I doubt they’ll name baby girl Sussex after anyone in the family–grandmothers included–just based off of Archie’s name. Mountbatten-Windsor is enough of a tribute to Philip. I still think one of her names will start with an M.

  51. L4frimaire says:

    They’re not naming their kid Phillipa . No way. Then the headline will say “royal baby name snub”. Seriously, they shouldn’t reveal the name at all, go stealth mode for a few weeks, or just name her Kai.

  52. MsDiMeanOur says:

    Harry is fully aware of the history between QE2 and his mother
    Diana Elizabeth or Elizabeth Diana would never be a viable choice.

    Poor baby
    Being named after Petty Betty the racist would be awful 😩😩

  53. Emma says:

    I really think it will be an M name, either as the first or middle name. Perhaps, May, Maisie, or Mabell … The other M name that would be interesting would be Maude. Princess Maude was seen as a rebel and tomboy in Victorian Britain and was called “Harry” by her family.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      I’ll throw in Marcella as an M name. Name meaning is warrior, young warrior-Archie’s name meaning is brave. For an A name Alessandra-defender of mankind, people and it would be a nod to Alice.

      Ruling out Phillipa for all the reasons already stated. Harry & Meghan will choose what means most to them. I don’t remember who mentioned it earlier…but they are probably scratching off names on the betting sites.

    • Virginia says:

      How about….Mackenzie!

  54. Crystal June says:

    I still think it will align with Archwell, so Wella or Wells or we’ll ending.

  55. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    Ok, going out on a limb here: I always saw “Archie” as a near anagram of Rachel, and “Harrison” literally means Harry’s son. So if they do the same thing for the girl, I can see “Rhena” for the first name (a near anagram for Henry), and “Josephine” for the middle name (in the Bible, Rachel’s son was Joseph).

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Rhena is a pretty name & like the different meanings as well..queen, royal, holy, pure.

  56. Savannah says:

    I don’t think it will Poppy, that’s just way too stuck up. Maybe Lily? Harry does seem very fond of his grandmother, and Lily has a modern touch.

    I always think Victoria is a possibility with royal babies, and it hasn’t been used in a while. I could also see Helena, with its Greek connection.

  57. Lauren says:

    Forget the baby’s name. Baldemort is a hilarious moniker and I hope it catches on.

  58. BeeCee says:

    I would laugh for a thousand years if Baby Montecito was born on Princess Diana’s birthday

  59. Julia K says:

    Ask Archie what he would call his baby sister. He’s old enough to talk and he has been read to a lot. Would be a hoot. Sissy? Short for Cecilia.

  60. notasugarhere says:

    We might have to take Leonor and Eleanor off the possibilities list. Just remembered the late Leonora Knatchbull, Penny Knatchbull/Brabourne’s third child. Sadly passed away of cancer at age five.

  61. Lex says:

    People seem WAY more into all this naming tribute or honour than I ever realised….

    I’m picking a name I like for my child, not one burderned by history/expectations/obligations.

    It seems especially weird to me to climb back several generations to find some obscure ‘honour’ and claim it’s meaningful… but sure.. whatever… you do you!

  62. LaraW” says:

    I think they’ll give the baby a Tswana name. I don’t actually know anything about Botswana, but internet showed some nice names (I’m choosing the ones that would be easy to pronounce for english speakers, also all of these come from momjunction.com)

    Keletso, meaning ‘wish’
    Lesedi, meaning ‘light’
    Naledi, meaning ‘star’
    Onalenna, meaning ‘god is with me/has protected me’
    Sylvanella, meaning ‘little forest’

    Here’s a good one:
    Motlalepula –
    When Queen Elizabeth visited Botswana in 1995, she was conferred the name Motlalepula, which means ‘one who comes with rain’, as it was raining the time she touched down.

    I personally like Keitumetse, meaning ‘I am happy/I am thankful.’

    • LaraW” says:

      I changed my mind. I like Lorato, which means ‘love.’ Could be shortened to Lora :)

    • Becks1 says:

      Those are pretty names! their dog is named Pula, so it prob wont be Motlalepula lol.

  63. Sea Anemone Enemy says:

    I could see Spencer as a first name, actually—it seems pretty modern and it’s definitely not stereotypically-feminine, so might fit well with Meghan’s feminist convictions while at the same time honoring Harry’s mother.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Diana was at war with her Spencer relatives most of her life. I don’t see using Spencer as an hommage.

  64. blunt talker says:

    I still like alexandria-she could be called andi or lexi both would go well with archie-Archie and Andi-Spencer would be a great second name-Alexandria Spencer Montbatten-Windsor

  65. nicegirl says:

    I do like the suggestion of Nina.

  66. LRob says:

    Never Philippa. I am bad at guessing but I like Isadora Frances Mountbatten-Windsor, after Doria’s first and Diana’s middle names. If they want a nickname it could be Dorie or Frankie. Cute.

  67. Dulcinea says:

    In college I had a friend who named her baby girl Spencer (after spencer Tracy) what if they choose this as the connection to Díana? That would be pretty cool.

  68. Ines says:

    What about… Carolyn (or Caroline) , after Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy