Meghan Markle’s baby name: the Duchess will give the Queen a ‘cute nod’ with her daughter’s nickname

June 4, 2021, 12:43
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June 4, 2021, 12:43

Meghan Markle could give the Queen a “cute nod” with her choice of baby name.

The Duchess of Sussex is due to give birth overnight to her second baby, a baby girl.

And insiders suggest that she will not only choose her husband’s preferred name, Prince Harry, for their daughter, but also a name that pays homage to the monarch.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expected to welcome a baby girl any day (Credit: Splash News)

How will Meghan Markle name her baby girl?

Despite the distance between them, it seems Harry and Meghan care about the Queen.

An insider has claimed the couple are considering honoring the monarch with their choice of baby name.

It is believed that they are considering naming the little Lily because of her similarity to the nickname Queen Lillibet.

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And it turns out that Lily is Prince Harry’s favorite name for a baby girl too.

It would be a nice nod to the queen who was known as Lillibet during her childhood.

An insider told OK! : “It would be a nice nod to the Queen who was known as Lillibet as a child, but it has also always been one of Harry’s favorite names.”

The couple could pay homage to the Queen with a nod to her nickname (Credit: Splash News)

What other clues point to Lily?

The insider also revealed another clue that could suggest the couple chose Lily.

They explained that in 2019, when the Duchess was pregnant with Archie, she and Harry participated in a walkabout in Merseyside.

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The insider added, “Someone in the crowd later revealed that he asked her how she spells his daughter’s name – Lily. He was very interested in it.”

Additionally, at their wedding in 2018, Harry and Meghan’s bridesmaids wore flower crowns containing lily of the valley.

Lily’s suggestion comes as Philippa has become the bookies’ favorite baby name for the toddler with a 3/1 odds.

It comes just a few months after the death of Harry’s grandfather, Prince Philip, and would give him a gentle wink.

Other names are said to be in contention, including Diana at 5/1 and Elizabeth at 10/1.

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