This Is the Most Likely Name for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Baby

All bets are on for the royal baby’s moniker!


Mere months after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said, “I do,” the royal newlyweds are now expecting their first child together! And just days after the announcement, the world has already started placing bets on the baby’s name.

Victoria, which was Queen Elizabeth II’s great-great grandmother’s name, currently takes the lead, according to Ladbrokes, a London-based betting and gambling company. Albert, Arthur, Philip, and Alice also come in as the top five names. Even if the child is named after a royal family member, here’s why Prince Harry and Meghan’s baby won’t be getting a royal title.

“Given this child will be in line to the throne, it’s probably a safe assumption that the couple will opt for a regal name that has been used in the royal family over the generations,” Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes says. “However, with Meghan’s USA roots it would be remiss of bookmakers to rule out an American moniker featuring somewhere.”

Other current royal family member monikers also made the list such as Charles and Elizabeth—even William. Unsurprisingly, Diana, inspired by Harry’s mother, made it to the eighth spot on the list. People are even placing bets on the baby’s gender, birthday, and time of birth! Next, check out the 14 royal pregnancy rules Meghan Markle will have to follow.

Ashley Lewis
Ashley is an Assistant Editor at Reader’s Digest. She received her Master’s Degree from CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in 2015. Before joining Reader’s Digest, she was a Jason Sheftell Fellow at the New York Daily News and interned at Seventeen and FOX News. When Ashley is not diligently fact-checking the magazine or writing for, she enjoys cooking (butternut squash pizza is her signature dish), binge-watching teen rom-coms on Netflix that she’s way too old for, and hiking (and falling down) mountains.