Cupid's Pulse Article: Parenting Trend: Royal Baby NamesCupid's Pulse Article: Parenting Trend: Royal Baby Names

By Haley Lerner

Choosing a name for your child can be extremely tough. You can look through hundreds of baby name books and still not know what to name your little tot. Luckily, we have England’s royal family to inspire us with some names perfect for any baby. When Prince William and Kate Middleton’s first child Prince George was born, the name George climbed up the top 10 list of baby names for England and Wales, according to the Office for National Statistics. So, we’ve got the perfect parenting advice for you to jump on this parenting trend and give your new addition a royal baby name.

Check out our parenting advice on how to choose a royal baby name for your child!

1. Traditional monarchical names: One way to go in choosing a royal baby name is by going for a more traditional and elegant name, like Victoria or Edward. These names might not be as common as those currently in the royal family, so one may be a unique choice for your child!

2. Older names: If you prefer a baby name that won’t be common, go for a name from older rulers in England, like Matilda, Joan, Edgar or Alfred.

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3. Modern names: If you really love the current royal family, go for a more modern royal name. Whether it’s Harry, William, Elizabeth, Charlotte, Louis, Phillip or George, these names can easily be a great fit for your child.

4. Unusual names: Looking for an extra special name for your child? Go for one that’s from another royal family outside of Great Britain. Try out Xenia, Zara, Savannah, Cosima, Octavius, Lionel, Nikolai or Charlene.

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5. Opt out of using a royal name: If naming your baby after royals isn’t your thing, don’t fret! It’s perfectly fine to instead go for any name you like. Check out baby name websites and books to find the name you feel is just right!

Have any more tips on how to name your baby after a royal? Comment below!