Arthur or Albert? People of Sheffield speculate on name of new royal baby

Baby name speculation has taken over the country after the Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to her third child.

Kate Middleton went into labour with her third child and was taken to the Lindo Wing in Paddington just after 8am this morning.

She gave birth to a boy at 11:01am. The baby weighed 8lbs and 7oz.

After it was announced the baby was a boy, the name Arthur rose to the top of the bookies’ lists.


When JUS News asked the people of Sheffield, one resident said he would keep it traditional or a mix between traditional or modern and suggested Anthony as a compromise.

Other likely names, according to the betting companies, are Albert, James and Phillip.

A female Sheffield Hallam student suggested the name of the baby’s great uncle, Andrew, as a possible option for the new baby.

However, the announcement could take a while. With Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2, it was a couple of days before the name was announced.

Previously, according to the BBC, reigning monarchs interfered with the names of the latest additions to the family. Queen Victoria reportedly vetoed the names of her grandchildren if she did not agree with the decision.

JUS News Royal correspondent, James Brookes has been outside the Lindo Wing waiting for news and updates of visitors and comment about the new baby.

According to the Mirror, the most popular boy baby names of 2018 included: Liam, Noah, Logan and Oliver, although it is unlikely the royal baby will be called any of these.

Sonia Twigg

MA Journalism, Sheffield University @sonia_255