William and Harry both have four names indeed.
Beatrice, Eugenie, Peter and Zara all have three names, but that is because they're minor royals.
All of the Queen's four children have four names.
Alexander is a nice name and it would be a great tribute to Scotland.
Likewise Matilda would be a great homage to Australia and although I think they'll go more traditional, it would be really cool with a Queen Matilda (who isn't a Queen Consort that is).
I thought there was a Queen Matilda of England at some point..?
(Empress) Matilda was the only surviving, legitimate child of King Henry I of England. She didn't succeed her father but married her father's heir, her cousin Stephen of Blois. She acquired the title of Empress through her first marriage to the Holy Roman Emperor, Henry V who died after eleven years of marriage. Thus, she was never a Queen of England in her own right, "only" a Queen Consort.
I'M SO EXCITED! (probably an unhealthy amount, oops)
For a boy, I'm sure there'll be an Arthur in there somewhere, considering it's one of the traditionally given names. I'd love it as a first name, tbh, and a King Arthur would be freakin' awesome, just quietly c; I'd guess either Charles or Philip will make at least one, if not two of the middle names, and while it'd be awesome to have Henry in there for ol' Harry, I doubt it will. Louis would also be sweet. I like a lot of 'royal' boys' names, so I'm kind of hoping it's a boy just for the name, ehehe.
I highly doubt, should it be a daughter, there'll be Diana in there anyway, as the Queen. Just no. Besides, I personally think it'd be kind of weird for Wills to have a daughter with the same name as his mother, especially so non-traditional etc, but maybe that's just me. Alice or Victoria would be nice, since they're both a throwback to history and quite ~reasonable for this day and age. Would LOVE an Eleanor c: Elizabeth, being both the current Queen's name, the Queen Mother's name (and we all know how much William loved her) and Kate's middle name, will almost certainly be thrown in there, yes?
So anyway, here are my ~guesses for names, now watch me be wrong ;D
Arthur Philip Charles Richard
Louis Albert Frederick Edward
George William Alexander Henry
Eleanor Alexandra Caroline Mary
Victoria Elizabeth Margaret Louise
Alice Elizabeth Matilda Anne
I can't think of other possible names for boys than George, Arthur or Albert. I would have loved a little James, but that name definitely is off the list (at least as a first name). Arthur is my favourite, but I think they might go with George for a boy.
I'd love a Margaret or an Alexandra for a girl. Or a Mary.
I would really love to see something like Charlotte Diana. Matilda and Alice are also really cute names for our future Queen. But then there is always Elizabeth, Victoria and Catherine. Very traditional royal names.
For boys, I would love to see Alfred (Alfie) Edward or Louis (yes I know its french but its one of prince Williams middle names)
There will probably be Diana in the girl combo, for sure! I'll be very suprised if it isnt! Something like Charlotte Diana or Alice like everyone is saying would be so cute but would fit in well with the 'royal names'
I don't know if this is true but someone said on twitter
'Kate Middleton said that if the baby is a boy, then it will have a popular british name, I can't wait to meet baby Mohammed'
I had to laugh.
I hope it's not true though, it will be really disappointing if they name it something typical like Jacob when they could easily pull of something better like Arthur or Alfred.
I'm in two minds. While I'd LOVE to have a King Arthur on the throne, I'd also like to have a son named Arthur and I don't want to share his name with anyone else! Even if my Arthur is a hypothetical Arthur :) I'm also divided if I want a girl to share her name with a family member (Elizabeth and Diana, the obvious choices) or to be the "first" in her family to have it (when's the last time they had an Alice or Mary?)
Alexander Henry George Charles
Albert William Charles Phillip
Diana Victoria Elizabeth Mary
Alexandrina Diana Elizabeth Mary
I don't really think we'll see a Diana, at least not as a first name. I just think it may be too much too soon. And since a girl could inherit the throne, I can't really see the Queen getting on board with a future Queen Diana. SHe was a wondeful woman, but there was so much sadness associated with her that I don't think it'll make it into that first name spot. I would, however, love to see it as a middle name, and I have no doubt that we will.
I don't think we'll see a Victoria either. Again, that is a lot of baggage to pass on to a little girl. Of course, many names that are in consideration come with baggage, especially the ones associated with famous (or infamous) monarchs.
Personally, I would love to see a little Matilda. It pays homage to Queen Matilda, the daughter of Henry I, and the first female ruler of England. That is certainly appropriate for the first little girl who could inherit the throne ahead of any possible brothers. Another Queen Matilda was the wife of King Stephen.
I would not be surprised to see Elizabeth, Diana and Victoria in a middle name spot. I also like Alice - it is a traditional name that has a more modern, whimsical feel to it.
Matlida Elizabeth Diana Alice
For a boy, I like both Alfred and Frederick. Alfred brings to mind Alfred the Great, and the adorable nickname ALfie. Frederick was the father of George III and great-grandfather of Queen Victoria.
For middle names, I would not be surprised to see Arther - it is a middle name for both William and Charles. Other likely possibilities are Philip - to honor WIlliam's grandfather, George - another traditional favorite, and MIchael - to honor Kate's father.
Frederick Philip Arthur George