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Charlotte Elizabeth Diana is the official name of the newborn Princess of Cambridge.

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have named their new daughter Charlotte, the recent favorite with the betting public.  The baby’s middle names are Elizabeth, after the queen, the baby’s great-grandmother, and Diana, after William‘s late mother and the baby’s grandmother.

Nameberry predicted the name Charlotte Elizabeth Diana correctly on Canadian TV last night.

The name Charlotte Elizabeth Diana is rich with meaning on both sides of the baby’s family and also embodies a great deal of modern style.

Charlotte is a feminization of Charles, the name of the baby’s grandfather the Prince of Wales, and may also be a nod to her maternal grandmother Carole Middleton, as Carole also relates to the name Charles.  And Charlotte is also the middle name of Pippa Middleton, the Duchess’s sister.

A classic girls’ name that’s become increasingly popular in recent years, Charlotte is set to break into the USTop 10.  Charlotte is currently Number 20 in England, 21 in Scotland, and also in the Top 50 in Wales, Germany, and the Netherlands.

It takes its meaning “free man” from Charles.

Queen Charlotte was the cultivated wife of George III, who reigned during the time of the American Revolution and who also had a daughter named Charlotte.

In a version of American royalty, Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former president Bill and presidential candidate Hillary, named her baby daughter Charlotte last year.  Princess Caroline of Monaco also has a now-grown daughter named Charlotte.

Elizabeth is a Hebrew name meaning “pledged to God” and one of the most enduring female names in the Western World.  A royal favorite, Elizabeth is the name of the reigning queen as well as of the queen’s late mother. Elizabeth I was one of the most famous monarch’s of England.

Elizabeth is also Duchess Catherine‘s middle name, as well as her mother’s middle name.  It ranks Number 10 in the US and Number 37 in England, and is also among the Top 100 girls’ names in Wales, Scotland, and Ireland.

The baby’s third name, Diana, is of course a nod to the Prince‘s late mother.  The mythological Diana was Roman goddess of the hunt and the moon.

Charlotte had been the recent favorite with the bookmakers for the royal baby girl name, pulling ahead of Alice.  Most seemed certain that the reigning monarch’s name, Elizabeth, would be in the mix somewhere.

Diana was a popular choice but there was much speculation around whether William and Catherine would choose a name with mixed associations to the Royal Family.  But true to the couple’s talent for sticking with tradition while also asserting their personal taste, they chose Diana as the baby’s second middle name.

Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana has a total of three names, like her brother, Prince George Alexander Louis, a break from the more traditional four names given to royals.  William‘s full name is William Arthur Philip Louis, while his brother is Henry Charles Albert David.

Kensington Palace announced that the baby will be known as HRH Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.

@emekct is the winner of our Guess the Royal Baby Name contest!  She guessed Charlotte Elizabeth Diana on the nose.  Congratulations!  The prize is a complete library of our ebooks.

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royal baby name

Even if the royal baby is born this week as predicted, we may not know the royal baby name for some time.

But we can guess, can’t we?

Guess the full royal baby name, complete with multiple middles in the correct order FOR ONE GENDER ONLY, and win your choice of any item in the Nameberry store, up to a value of $100!

For inspiration, Prince William‘s full name is William Arthur Philip Louis.  Prince Harry is officially Henry Charles Albert David.

Prince Edward‘s daughter is named Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary, and his son is James Alexander Philip Theo.

While four names are usual for the British royals, they’re not strictly required.  Princess Beatrice is Beatrice Elizabeth Mary, while her sister is Eugenie Victoria Helena.

What’s your guess for the full name of the imminent royal baby, child of William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (just so we’re absolutely clear which royal baby we’re talking about)?

One guess per person, and don’t duplicate as only the first correct guess will win.  And one guess means ONE GUESS — one gender, one name only.  If you’ve already guessed two, please tell us which you want to keep or we’ll only count the first one.

One more rule: We’ll keep the contest open until the birth — not the actual name — is announced, as no fair to let anyone guess after the royal baby’s gender is known.

The winner gets to choose one item, anything you like, from the Nameberry Store.

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Royal Baby Names: Our Top 12 Choices


Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge are naming not simply any royal baby but the future king or queen – the accession rules were recently changed and so the first child of either gender will ascend the throne – of England.  That means the royal baby name will more closely adhere to protocol, which dictates a name previously used by British royalty as well as one with positive connotations: no unlucky choices (sorry, John) or inharmonious history (bye bye, Diana, at least as a first name).

One thing is for certain: the royal name will influence trends in baby names for decades to come, just as William and Henry have become the fashionable classic name choices for boys over the years since their births in the 1980s.

Our top 12 name choices, then, for the royal baby-to-be, with runners-up that don’t make first place predicted to appear somewhere in the usual four-name lineup.  Other likely middle names not among our picks here include Diana and Elizabeth, Charles and Michael.

Click here for the full list of the new royal baby names.

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