HELLO! readers choose Diana as favourite royal baby name

by hellomagazine.com

The royal baby should be a girl called Diana, HELLO! Online readers say. Over 8,000 of you cast your vote on what you think Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, should name their second child – and Diana was the most popular choice by far.

It appears the majority of readers believe William and Kate's second child will be a girl, with 82 per cent of the votes cast selecting a girl's name for the impending arrival. 31.1 per cent of readers thought William should pay tribute to his late mother Princess Diana should he welcome a daughter.

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HELLO! readers believe Prince William should name his daughter Diana

Alexandra was the second most popular choice with just under 18 per cent of votes. The moniker is the Queen's middle name and was a favourite choice for a girl throughout Kate's pregnancy in 2013.

While Alice has been tipped the most popular name for a baby Princess with bookmakers, it only came third in our vote closely followed by Victoria.

If born on Tuesday, the royal baby could share a birthday with their great-grandmother the Queen, but only 8.2 per cent of readers believe they should share a name too. Elizabeth was the fifth choice for a girl with our readers.

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William and Kate's are expecting their second child in less than two weeks

Should Kate give birth to another baby boy, James is the most popular choice with readers. It would mean that the Prince would share a name with his uncle, James Middleton, as well as Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex's seven-year-old son.

Arthur has been a front-runner with bookmakers, and it proved the second most popular choice with our readers, closely followed by Philip as the third favourite choice for a young Prince. Completing the list are Richard and Albert – with just two per cent of readers selecting the name for a future Prince.

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