Britain’s bookmakers say they have received thousands of bets on the second royal baby’s gender and possible name.
Most people seem convinced that Prince William and Kate Middleton’s newborn will be a girl, despite the lack of any solid evidence to back that up.
All the top bets for the baby’s name are for girls – Alice and Charlotte are the clear favorites, followed by Elizabeth, Victoria and Diana. All of the names have strong connections to royal tradition.
Prince Charles has also signaled that he is hoping for a granddaughter, which led some to speculate that he has some inside information.
The British monarchy has not welcomed a princess born this high up the line of succession for many years.
Princess Anne, Prince Charles’ sister, was born third in line in 1950.
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, the daughters of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, were fifth and sixth in line at the time of their birth.
While the royal baby is yet to be born, he or she is already influencing baby name choices on a wider scale as traditionally royal monikers see a rise in popularity.
A new survey reveals that 22% of expectant parents are taking inspiration from the excitement of the impending royal babies and are strongly considering naming their child after Royals from over the years, with Harry and Sophie topping the list as the two of the most popular names.
The study asked over 2,000 expectant parents-to-be whether or not they had planned a name with any kind of Royal connotation for their unborn child, to which just over a fifth of the parents taking part said they had.
These respondents were then asked to state what these Royal names were, revealing the top five most popular Royal names amongst expectant parents for their unborn children as Harry, William and Charles for boys and Sophie, Kate and Elizabeth for little girls.
Respondents were asked if they believe that the recent buzz surrounding the upcoming royal births sparked their desire to want a more traditional first or middle name for their child. Eighty two per cent agreed with this statement.
George Charles of VoucherCodesPro.co.uk, who carried out the research, said: “I must say, the result of this study really surprised us, especially with the recent trend of celebrities favoring more obscure names for their children such as Blue Ivy, Apple, Harper Seven, Suri and North.
“It seems that this celebrity obscurity doesn’t hold as much sway nowadays, and we Britons are looking to keep things traditional and follow in Royal footsteps!
“I don’t mean to sound like too much of a Katie Hopkins here, but the fact is that every parent wants their child to go on and do great things, and may feel that a strong regal name will help them achieve these things.
While the royal baby is yet to be born, he or she is already influencing baby name choices on a wider scale as traditionally royal monikers see a rise in popularity
“We certainly can’t wait to see what both impending royal babies will be named – and it will definitely be interesting to see if the chosen names make expectant parents change their minds.”
Another recent survey found a record numbers of newborn babies are expected to go unnamed this month as parents across the country wait to discover the name chosen by the royal couple.
Parents are given six weeks to register their baby’s name and that means thousands are expected to pause for thought until they hear the news from Clarence House.
Experts believe that thousands of couples are likely to find inspiration in the choice of Kate Middleton and Prince William and follow suit.
Netvouchercodes.co.uk found more than 10% of respondents in their survey of expectant mothers said they were hoping to postpone having to name their offspring until they heard the royal name.
“My baby is due before the royal baby, but I already know I definitely want it to have the same name,” one said.
“The birth of Will and Kate’s baby is such a monumental event that is going to be remembered forever, just like the royal wedding. Giving my baby the same name is my personal way of celebrating.”
It was revealed that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have named their baby daughter North West.
Sources close to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West confirmed the decision.
The revelation ends the intense speculation over the child’s name, with other rumored options said to include Kaidence Donda, in honor of Kanye West’s late mother.
A source told UsWeekly that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have already given their daughter a nickname – she will be “Nori for short”.
They added that the child has no middle name.
TMZ witnessed a birth certificate with the name North West signed by Kim Kardashian, 32, and Kanye West, 36, at Cedars-Sinai hospital.
People magazine confirmed the news with a source close to the Kardashian family.
The name North had previously been suggested as a possibility for the child, although many Kardashian fans had dismissed the idea as a joke.
And the revelation certainly proved fruitful amongst Twitter users, as North West began trending within minutes.
It also sparked a slew of jokes from would-be comedians amused by the choice.
Back in March, Kim Kardashian denied rumors that Kanye West wanted to name the baby North
Back in March, Kim Kardashian denied rumors that Kanye West wanted to name the baby North.
“I do like Easton, Easton West,” Kim Kardashian joked on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at the time.
Indeed prior to the baby’s birth last Saturday it had been expected that the pair would continue the “K” theme that runs in Kim Kardashian’s family – which is something that Kim has spoken about in the past.
While North was to prove her final choice, Kim Kardashian was said to be very keen on Kaidence, to match her family’s fondness of the letter “K”.
The reality star was reported to like the idea of calling the baby Kai for short.
Kim Kardashian’s due date was reportedly July 12 – just one day after Kate Middleton.
The date would also have been Kanye West’s mother Donda West’s 64th birthday.
It has been revealed that Kim Kardashian’s baby name does not start with a “K”.
“They’re not quite ready to announce the name yet,” a source close to the couple tells Us Weekly.
“But the name definitely does not start with a K, despite all the rumors that have been out.”
Kim Kardashian before giving birth
Kim Kardashian, 32, is reported to have just left hospital following the birth of her daughter in the early hours of Saturday morning according to Hollywood Life. And according to reports, Kim Kardashian can’t wait to get back in the gym and regain her slim figure.
“She’s already looking ahead to when she can exercise again,” a source told Us Weekly.
Another added: “She really wants to get back into shape. It’s important to her.”
Kim Kardashian’s younger sister Khloe finally confirmed the safe arrival of her new niece on Sunday, who was born five weeks premature in Los Angeles on Saturday morning.
Khloe Kardashian, 28, also assured Keeping Up with the Kardashians fans that more news about the baby, including her name, which is rumored to begin with the letter K, will be revealed soon.
Writing on Twitter on Sunday, Khloe Kardashian said: “I can not even begin 2 describe the miracle that is now apart of our family. Mommy/baby are healthy & resting. We appreciate all of the love.”
The reality star added: “More info will come when the time is right! Thank you all for understanding! We love you all dearly! Overwhelmed with love right now.”
The messages were re-tweeted by her mother Kris Jenner, who also wished the rapper well for his first Father’s Day.
Kim Kardashian’s younger sister Khloe confirmed the safe arrival of her new niece
Kris Jenner wrote: “HAPPY FATHERS DAY @kanyewest!!!!!!”
The family matriarch later posted a collage of photos, featuring Kanye West, 36, her husband Bruce Jenner, her son-in-law Lamar Odom, her daughter Kourtney’s boyfriend Scott Disick and her late ex-husband Robert Kardashian, with the caption: “Well hello boys!!! Happy Fathers Day to the most wonderful men in the world!!! Thank you for being incredible Daddy’s I love you @letthelordbewithyou @reallamarodom @kanyewest Bruce and Our beloved Robert!!!”
Kanye West previously vowed to protect the privacy of his baby girl and is said to have urged Kim Kardashian, 32, to take a step back from the limelight for the sake of their daughter.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s baby, who was born at around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, weighed in at just “under five pounds” at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles and was almost one month premature.
The reality star was initially given July 12 as her due date – the same birthday of Kanye West’s departed mother, Donda West.
The baby was delivered at the same hospital where her sister Kourtney Kardashian and her partner Scott Disick had their two children Penelope and Mason.
Proud father Kanye West, who skipped out on a listening party for his latest album in Los Angeles on Friday, was at Kim Kardashian’s side during the birth when the baby was delivered naturally and without any complications.
Kim Kardashian gave birth to a healthy girl on June 15 and now it’s time for the big question – what name did they give this little girl?!
Kim Kardashian, 32, and Kanye West, 36, became first-time parents on Saturday when she delivered a healthy baby girl. It appears that the little one is a splitting image of Kim Kardashian, but what did they name her?
Kim Kardashian has reportedly told friends that her baby girl’s name will start with a K
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star’s network E! confirmed the birth of the baby girl, and added that though the couple has not released the name of their daughter just yet, Kim Kardashian has reportedly told friends that the girl’s name “will start with a K”.
That shouldn’t come as much of a surprise – every Kardashian girl in the family has names that begin with that letter.
As for the baby’s middle name, it could be Donda in honor of Kanye West’s late mother, People reports. This seems like a very sweet arrangement – it keeps the Kardashian legacy going while also remembering Kanye West’s mother, who he was extremely close with, in a tasteful, heartwarming way.
After feeling sick late on June 14, Kim Kardashian rushed to the hospital and had the baby early in the morning, according to Us Weekly. The baby reportedly weighed in at just under 5 pounds, and both mother and child are doing well after the birth.
Friends and family flocked to Cedars-Sinai Hospital, where Kim Kardashian delivered the baby, to celebrate the big day. Kim Kardashian’s best friend Brittny Gastineau was seen entering the medical center with her mother. And on June 16, her other good friend Jonathan Cheban was spotted buying a beautiful bouquet of flowers, likely for Kim Kardashian, according to Mail Online. The bouquet was a gorgeous mix of pink roses and peonies.
Kim Kardashian has denied Kanye West planned to name their first child North but she confessed to Jay Leno on Thursday night her affection for the name Easton West.
Kim Kardashian, 32, appeared on The Tonight Show, where she was grilled by longtime friend Jay Leno about the ups and downs of her first pregnancy and what kind of dreams she has for her unborn baby.
Jay Leno asked mid-way through the interview about the many rumors circling over what she and Kanye West will call their first born.
Kim Kardashian appeared on The Tonight Show, where she was grilled by Jay Leno about the ups and downs of her first pregnancy and what kind of dreams she has for her unborn baby
“We have a list,” Kim Kardashian said, adding of her family’s own tradition, “And some of them are <<K>> names some of them aren’t.”
“[North] is not on our list,” Kim Kardashian said, adding with a shy shrug: “But you know what name I do like – but it probably won’t be on [our list]… I like Easton – Easton West – I think that’s cute.”
Kim Kardashian declined to say if her suggestion meant she was having a baby boy. The couple have yet to confirm the sex although it’s been reported they’re in fact expecting a girl.
The reality star admitted to feeling “hormonal” and also took the opportunity to address fashion critics and “bullies” who’ve taken to critiquing her every wardrobe choice since she began to show.
“I think it’s a little bully-ish to call a pregnant woman fat,” Kim Kardashian said.
“I mean what do you expect? I hope I gain weight. I’m a little heavy.”
Kim Kardashian guessed she’s gained about 25 lbs over the course of the last few months (She’s due this summer).
And she said despite the criticism she’s embracing her curves, adding: “There’s just more to love right now.”
“I have the rest of my life to be skinny and to lose weight and I’m not really worrying about it. If I have a craving I’ll go for it,” the reality star acknowledged.
Kim Kardashian noted her health and the health of the baby are paramount she she’s not “overdoing it” with junk food.
But she wishes critics would quiet down with remarks about the height of her shoes and girth of her waist – at least while she’s expecting – because she feels like no matter what she does she “just can’t win”.
“I think it’s kind of mean just all the comments that I see, whether it’s, <<She’s wearing heels!>>… That makes me feel good and sexy at least being heavier so if that makes me feel good my baby will feel good,” Kim Kardashian explained.
Kim Kardashian also denied reports her manager and mother, Kris Jenner, is orchestrating any kind of deal on behalf of the baby – whom she hopes won’t grow up to follow in her footsteps chasing fame.
“My momager will not be handling anything for the baby because the baby is not hopefully not going to do anything to be in the business or have a show or do anything like that,” Kim Kardashian said, noting that she would still support her child should he or she chose to pursue a high-profile career.
Asked by Jay Leno if she planned to have any cameras documenting the private moment, Kim Kardashian admitted she’s not sure it’s something she would want captured on video and aired for millions to gawk at (She said doing just that was a “beautiful experience” for her sister Kourtney Kardashian, and the reason her sister decided to share it).
“I don’t even think will have a camcorder… I don’t even know if I would want that as a memory,” Kim Kardashian said, earning a laugh from the studio audience.
Speaking to Extra TV host Maria Menounos, Kim Kardashian has revealed her rapper boyfriend Kanye West wants a “unique” name for their baby.
Kim Kardashian, 32, and Kanye West, 35, are expecting their first-born in July and she hinted they could keep up family tradition with a name beginning with K.
The reality star said: “I think it would be really cute cause Kanye and I are both K’s…but half the names on our list aren’t K’s…we still have time, whatever feels right…Kanye, being the father, wants something that’s unique.”
Kanye West, whom Kim Kardashian has been dating for a year, is also rumored to be naming his new album I Am God.
Kim Kardashian reveals Kanye West wants a “unique” name for their baby
Biblical names are out and pop culture is in for America’s newborns – if 2012’s list of most popular baby names are anything to go by.
The once hearty trend of parents naming their babies after Biblical scripture has shown a steady decline in recent years according to an annual baby name report by BabyCenter.com.
What can be gathered in supplement shows a perhaps surprising uptick in inspiration from pop culture such as erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey, TV show Downton Abbey and even Apple electronics.
Among names taken from the Bible for 2012 there were just three boys’ names among the list of top 10 – Ethan, Noah and Jacob – while none made the top 10 list for girls.
That’s a stark contrast from 12 years ago when Biblical names dominated the top 10 list, in 2000 it being: Michael, Jacob, Matthew, Joseph, Joshua, and Andrew.
For girls in 2000 it was Hannah, Sarah and Elizabeth.
If any trend can be seen this year one could blame at least one other book Americans are reading right now.
From EL James’ Fifty Shades of Grey, first name Grey shot up 155 spots. Anastasia rose 43 spots and Elliot – Christian Grey’s brother – went up by 14%.
If any Downtown Abbey fans received visits from the Stork this year, they may be mutually held responsible for an increase in the names Branson (by 32%), Charlie (23%), Elsie (29%), and Daisy (27%). Names Edith, Sybil, Robert, Cora, Isobel and Violet also rose.
Biblical names fall out of favor in US as top 10 boys and girls names revealed
Perhaps further showing the times – contrasting back when actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay musician Chris Martin named their baby “Apple” surprising many who had never heard of the fruit and widespread computer manufacturer used as a name – Apple rose 15% this year.
Adding to the Apple iPhone, iPad, iMac buzz, the name Siri – Apple’s computer generated assistant – climbed by 5% while Mac for boys jumped by 12%.
All three names are still deep down on the list, however, with Apple taking 3,204th place, Siri taking 1,427th, and Mac taking 624.
Musicians Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s uniquely named Blue Ivy Carter also perhaps stirred a rise in names Blue and Ivy which both saw an increase this year – Blue by 51% and Ivy by 27%.
Though Blue is still down on the list hitting 2,571th place, Ivy rose to 157th place.
Among this year’s most popular names, Aiden tops list of top 10 for the eight year in a row while Sophia continues to hold her own among the girls’ 10 for the fifth year running.