Royal Baby: World Waits for Will and Kate to Name Newborn Princess – NBCNews.com
LONDON — Britain’s newborn princess has spent her first night at home in Kensington Palace — but the guessing game continues over what her name will be.
It’s possible she will be named Sunday by her parents, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, but there’s no fixed timetable for the announcement.
Britain’s legal bookmakers say the names Charlotte and Alice have emerged as favorites for the princess, who is fourth in line for the British throne after her grandfather Prince Charles, her father William and her older brother Prince George.
Diana, despite its potential as a crowd-pleasing favorite, would be a controversial choice and is seen more likely to be given as a middle name. Mary, Victoria, and Alexandra are also seen as contenders.
There’s also the chance Will and Kate might choose Elizabeth — the name of the pint-sized royal’s grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother. Elizabeth is also the Duchess’ middle name.
The baby may receive visits from senior royals and grandparents Sunday if her parents are up for it. The family is expected to spend several days at their London home before traveling to their country home on Queen Elizabeth II’s Sandringham estate.
The tiny highness, who bears the title Princess of Cambridge, was born at 8:34 a.m. local time Saturday, weighing in at 8 pounds, 3 ounces.
— The Associated Press