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Old 11-12-2018, 11:36 PM
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I know quite a few people wishing for twins more for the novelty than anything else. I did wonder whether Harry stumbling over his words during his arrival speech at the Australia GG's house had greater meaning. "...whether it be a boy or a girl" Further confirmation of his preference for a girl? An attempt to belie the fact that they know the baby's sex? Or a nod to the idea that if it's twins they could have both?

I personally think it's a boy but boy/girl twins would be fun. Very fitting for a couple that's breaking the mold in so many other ways.
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Old 11-13-2018, 12:57 AM
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I'm thinking just one baby and, like the Cambridges, just 3 names. It's more likely that they'll use a nickname or the 2nd or 3rd name as the child's given name than it is they'll have 4 names for this one, IMO.

I could see them going slightly outside of the traditional box, especially if the intent is these children will not ever be HRHs (I know, that's a discussion for another thread, lol). They won't stray as far outside the traditional box as the Phillips or Tindall kids or the more extended Gloucester or Kent broods - something along the lines of Alexander or Caroline, possibly a David or an Eleanor. And nothing that's going be a repeat of a name currently used within the immediate family - so no Andrew, Edward, James, Louise, Sophie, Anne, etc. I do think, if this wee one is a girl, she will have, as Charlotte does, Diana as one of her middle names.

My best guesses:
Alexander Charles David
Caroline Diana Jeanette
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Old 11-13-2018, 01:00 AM
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Ok I'm going for - Harriet Elizabeth Diana - or - Harriet Diana Doria - for a girl. Another Harri would be so cute. Still working on the boys.
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Old 11-13-2018, 01:05 AM
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Harriet would be highly unlikely, far too close to Hary's name... Personally I would like Rachel. It is unusual for a Royal, but it is a dignified bible name.
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Old 11-13-2018, 03:53 AM
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Harriet would be highly unlikely, far too close to Hary's name... Personally I would like Rachel. It is unusual for a Royal, but it is a dignified bible name.

But there must be a reason why Maghan does not use that name. I hate my first name, use my second in RL and would never have given a child my real first name.
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Old 11-13-2018, 04:37 AM
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But there must be a reason why Maghan does not use that name. I hate my first name, use my second in RL and would never have given a child my real first name.
Her parents decided to use Meghan (somewhat comparable with Harry's parents deciding to use Harry instead of Henry - that wasn't Harry's decision either), so she might be fond of the name Rachel as well (she played the character Rachel in Suits ) but stuck with the name she was always known by. So, she needed a very good reason to start using Rachel instead of Meghan - not the other way around.
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Old 11-13-2018, 06:00 AM
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Boy:
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Alexander
John
David
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Alice
Mary
Rachael

Frances/Francesca
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:03 AM
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Her parents decided to use Meghan (somewhat comparable with Harry's parents deciding to use Harry instead of Henry - that wasn't Harry's decision either), so she might be fond of the name Rachel as well (she played the character Rachel in Suits ) but stuck with the name she was always known by. So, she needed a very good reason to start using Rachel instead of Meghan - not the other way around.

I think Meghan sounds better with her last name than Rachel does.
But Rachel is a pretty name.
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Old 11-13-2018, 09:46 AM
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I never thought about Alexander before, but I like it a lot!

It's a strong name, like Henry, but Alex can be used for a more relaxed approach.
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Old 11-13-2018, 12:21 PM
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But there must be a reason why Maghan does not use that name. I hate my first name, use my second in RL and would never have given a child my real first name.
Same here. I would never give my daughter my first name.
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Old 11-13-2018, 12:29 PM
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My vote is still Victoria Isabella Frances for a girl. Alexander Charles Henry for a boy.

Meghan has never ever gone by Rachel. You can see in her childhood videos when she was very small she was always "Meg" so I con't see her giving her daughter a name she never has used ever, and was part of her past life in Hollywood (which people use as a negative against her).

I was pretty darn close guessing Charlotte. I just had the middle names switched. Hopefully I am close once again.
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:52 PM
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Spencer Charles Phillip for a boy. Rose Loyce Francis for a girl.
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Old 11-14-2018, 04:53 AM
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Where does this Loyce comes from that has popped up in a few posts in this thread?
I have never heard that name. Is it a popular USA name?

I’m suggesting something classic, elegant yet new for the Royal Family.
Elinor or Isobel for a girl (they were my suggestions for a Cambridge girl).
Maybe Julian for a boy.
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Old 11-14-2018, 06:11 AM
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Where does this Loyce comes from that has popped up in a few posts in this thread?
I have never heard that name. Is it a popular USA name?

I’m suggesting something classic, elegant yet new for the Royal Family.
Elinor or Isobel for a girl (they were my suggestions for a Cambridge girl).
Maybe Julian for a boy.
Loyce is apparently Doria Ragland's middle name.

Per the following website, as I suspected Loyce is just another version of Louise, as they both have the same meaning.

Which now makes me think I should amend my most recent guess for this baby's name, should it be a girl from Caroline Diana Jeanette to Caroline Diana Louise - that way the baby honors both grandmothers but still sticks with fairly traditional British names.
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Old 11-14-2018, 08:33 AM
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Ok I'm going for - Harriet Elizabeth Diana - or - Harriet Diana Doria - for a girl. Another Harri would be so cute. Still working on the boys.
Harriette with the nickname “Hattie” would be adorable.
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Old 11-14-2018, 09:40 AM
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I don't see them using loyce anymore then Jeanette. If they are going to honor Doria pretty sure they will use Doria. If they did use Loyce as a middle name, I don't see why they would make it more British by changing it to Louise.

Henrietta is cute but bit old fashioned. If they used something like that could see them like Harry as a baby making it clear a nickname would be used. I used to be a nanny years ago to a little girl with that name but she went by Ettie.
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Old 11-14-2018, 10:22 AM
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And Queen Henrietta Maria Bourbon was not so popular Queen in England.
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Old 11-15-2018, 09:54 PM
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What about Jane Fellowes? Not only did she do a reading at the wedding, but she walked out of St. George’s with Doria, Charles, Camilla, and the Cambridges.
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Old 11-16-2018, 08:07 PM
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It would be nice I suppose for Princess Charlotte to have a female first-cousin playmate, so in that respect it would be nice if M&H's first baby is a girl. There are of course, plenty of other young female offspring cousins i.e., the Phillips' girls and the Tindalls' two girls.

I would imagine Mark Dyson, Charlie van Straubenzee, Jessica Mulroney and Markus Anderson might be possible godparents. Also perhaps Benita Litt (a childhood friend of Meghan's whose daughter was a bridesmaid/flower girl in the royal wedding).
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What about a son called Ralph? It's their shared forefather (only 15 generations), see for example this article.
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