Meghan Markle is only a few weeks away from having her first child with Prince Harry, and the entire UK is waiting on the edge of their seats. Kensington Palace has released few details concerning the upcoming birth, but the Duchess of Sussex is expected to have the child sometime in April.
With the due date getting closer by the day, two of the biggest questions concern the gender of the child and what name Markle and Harry will pick. Most experts believe that the couple will opt for a traditional name for their first child, something that has ties to past monarchs.
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According to The Hollywood Gossip, most betting agencies also believe that Markle will have a daughter instead of a son.
When it comes to specific names, the odds are heavily in favor of Victoria. The name is a reference to Queen Victoria, who sat on the throne between 1837 and 1876. Experts are favoring the name because it is about as traditional as it gets, and it pays homage to one of the better known monarchs in the British Empire. That is, of course, assuming that the baby is a girl.
There has also been some speculation that Harry and Markle will honor the current monarch by naming their baby Elizabeth. The problem with that is most members of the royal family do not name their children after living relatives – though it would be a nice thought.
Markle and Harry have not revealed anything about the gender or name of their child. If the baby is born on schedule, sometime in late April or early May, then the child could share a birthday with several potential family members.
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This includes Queen Elizabeth, who was born on April 21, Prince Louis, whose birth date is April 23, and Princess Charlotte, who came into this world on May 2.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have not commented on the sex or possible baby names.