Meghan Markle Baby Name: A New Contender Emerges!

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will welcome their first child into the world any day now.

The anticipation is killing every last one of us.

Therefore, even though we'll discover the actual answer to the most pressing question on the planet at some point in the VERY near future, we can't help but continue to wonder...

Markle and Prince


And we now have a few reasons to feel confident about a few possibilities.

In recent weeks, the names Elizabeth and Diana (in honor of Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana, naturally) have topped gambling lists in the United Kingdom.

However, with mere days (if not hours!) to go before the royal baby’s arrival, a brand new and unexpected name has emerged: Grace.

This presumes, of course, that Markle is carrying a girl in her womb, but this has been the working assumption for several weeks now.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Proximity

As for why the name Grace, which shares the top spot with Diana, according to U.K. bookies Ladbrokes, has shot into leading contender status?

It actually means blessing or favor and it was popularized by another noteworthy royal: Princess Grace of Monaco.

Markle doesn't talk about it often, someone close to the Duchess of Sussex told People Magazine earlier this year, but she “is extremely faithful," adding in an interview with this publication:

“We pray a lot together. We meditate. She has had, and especially has now, a very close relationship with God.”

Surprisingly, in related baby name news, Allegra has become the sixth most likely name in the royal baby betting, according to Ladbrokes.

“We’re scratching our heads as to why we’ve seen so much interest in Allegra, but the bets are coming in thick and fast and it’s been by far the most popular pick of the month with punters,” says Alex Apati, some dude who works for this wagering company.

Rounding out the list of possible girl names are Elizabeth at 8/1, Alice at 12/1 and Victoria at 16/1.

Laughing with the Prince

Elsewhere, astute Internet users think they've figured out a way to tell which names are still possibilities for Meghan and Harry.

This methodology gets a little complicated, so follow along carefully:

If you search the Royal Family's website homepage and add suspected baby names such as "/prince-arthur," "/prince-alexander" or "/prince-james," the URL directs back to the site's main page.

This implies there are pages that have been set up ... yet are just not live yet.

However, if you try it with another name - like "/princess-grace" - the website shoots out a "Page not found" message.

(These steps are based on the fact that if you use a name of an existing royal, it redirects to their designated page; i.e. Prince George is featured at

This would seem to imply that Grace will NOT be a name after all because the engineers behind the Royal Family's website haven't started to make a landing page under that word.

We told you this was a tad bit complex, right?


And yet the theory/rumor/baby name search technique has grown so popular that Buckingham Palace has actually responded to it with a statement.

"A large number of search term redirects were set up some time ago on," a Royal spokesperson told E! News this week. "This was in order to improve user experience."

Again, this is all fun and interesting and worth spending time on as we kill the next few days until the Royal Baby arrives.

It's relatively harmless.

But it also serves as a distraction to the question that we pose below, one that maybe isn't getting enough attention worldwide:


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