What Will Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Name Baby No. 2? There’s Already a Fan-Favorite Prediction

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We could easily spend hours making predictions about what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will name their second child. However, this new data hints that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will honor the late Prince Philip.

According to U.K. gambling website Ladbrokes, the baby name “Philippa” has been gaining popularity. Ever since Prince Philip’s tragic passing, the moniker has become a favored prediction for Prince Harry and Markle’s future daughter—so much so that it’s brought the odds down to 3/1.

“The support for baby Philippa is showing no signs of slowing down, and we’ve been forced to trim the odds again that it’s the name for Harry and Meghan’s daughter,” said Jessica O’Reilly of Ladbrokes, according to People magazine.

Ladbrokes noted that Philippa isn’t the only baby name prediction that honors the royal family, since Diana (5/1) and Elizabeth (10/1) are also favorites. Other top guesses include Allegra (10/1), Alexandria (12/1), Grace (16/1), Emma (16/1), Rose (16/1), Alice (16/1) and Victoria (16/1). *Adjusts prediction bracket accordingly*

We wouldn’t be surprised if Prince Harry and Markle honored the late Prince Philip with their second child’s moniker. They wouldn’t be the first royals to pay tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh, since Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall both chose “Philip” for their newborn sons’ middle names.

However, the feminine twist makes Philippa that much more unique.

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