It's hard to avoid royal baby fever at the moment, with the Duchess of Cambridge due to give birth to her third prince or princess in the next few days. Just like a royal wedding, there's something a little bit magical about a royal baby that captivates you whether you mean to buy into the hype or not. While we can't do much more than refresh the internet looking for news, you can in fact take inspiration for your own progeny from royal babies past while you wait, with this list of timeless baby names that are literally fit for royalty.
Royal baby names are typically more traditional, but they do vary depending on which royal family you pick. Regardless of whether you look to Belgium, Spain, England for royal baby name inspiration, there's something for every taste.
If you're holding out for the latest royal baby to be born before you name your new bundle, keep in mind that there's a definite royal baby name surge that happens after each one. The BBC reported that in 2016, "Charlotte was the 12th most popular name for girls, with 2,596 babies given the name. This is up 13 places on 2015 when Princess Charlotte, now the fourth in line to the throne, was born." Whatever name they pick in the coming days, there's bound to be a whole lot more of them around very soon!
Here are just a royal baby names that are bound to be less trendy, at least in the next few years.