Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

BabyCentre mums have been busy predicting what name Prince William and Kate Middleton might choose for their first born, due in July 2013.

Of the 1,150 BabyCentre mums surveyed, 23 per cent believe that the Royal couple will chose the name Charlotte if it’s a girl, whilst George is seen to be the number one choice, for 29 per cent, if it’s a boy.

Current baby trends of 2012 show that Charlotte and George were rising star names, as Charlotte came in as the 14th most popular name for girls, whilst George took proud place number six in the boy’s names chart, in the UK.

Sarah Barrett, Managing Editor at BabyCentre, and leader of BabyCentre’s ‘Royal Baby Team’, said: “It’s been great to see so many BabyCentre members get involved and excited about the Royal pregnancy.

“Like the rest of the country, we are really looking forward to the arrival of Kate’s little one and our communities have been buzzing with anticipation since Kate’s pregnancy was announced in December.”

When the royal pregnancy was revealed late last year, BabyCentre’s ‘Royal Baby Team’ used its gender prediction calculations, which takes into account a couple’s age and occupations and marital status, to predict that the royal couple will welcome a girl in July 2013, and that she will be called Victoria Elizabeth.

Sarah added: “All signs suggests that Kate will welcome a baby girl in July 2013, and the ‘Royal Baby Team’ expect a traditional first name – the top choice is Victoria.

“Victoria meaning ‘victory’ has strong royal heritage, and of course it is still a popular choice in royal circles, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if this is the name that William and Catherine choose.

“We also expect ‘Elizabeth’ to feature as a middle name following in both Windsor and Middleton tradition; both Catherine and her mum Carole share Elizabeth as a middle name, as do the Queen’s granddaughters, Zara, Beatrice and Louise.”

In terms of the size, Kate and Wills’ little one is currently the size of an avocado, or in more Royal terms the same size as a commemorative mug, similar to the ones that were sold across the country for the royal pair’s nuptials back in 2011.

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