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What will Princess Beatrice name her baby girl?

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Photograph by Benjamin Wheeler.

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have welcomed a daughter. Their little girl was born on September 18th 2021 at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and is now eleventh in line to the throne.

Following news of her safe arrival, the baby name guessing game has begun. The princess is known for her deep interest in the life and reign of her great, great, great, great grandmother so it’s perhaps no surprise that names associated with Queen Victoria are top of the prediction list. Here, the Royal Central team share their thoughts…

Lydia Starbuck, Associate Editor

There’s only one pick for a girl as far as I am concerned. I think Beatrice will name her daughter Victoria, which would be rather lovely in itself as the name has fallen out of use in this generation of Windsors. For middle names, I think she will follow where her cousins have gone before and honour her own grandmother while her husband could well honour his own mum with a pick. So that gives us Victoria Elizabeth Nicola Mapelli Mozzi.

Brittani Barger, Deputy Editor

Admittedly, I’m never good at picking royal baby names. However, it is always fun to take a guess. I think The Queen will be honoured as she is so close to her Platinum Jubilee. There may also be a nod to Edo’s mother, Nicola in the name, as well, but maybe with a bit of a twist. I think both of these names would be middle names rather than the baby’s first name. I think they will choose a traditional royal name for her Christian name. I’m going to go with Margaret to honour both Sarah, Duchess of York (it’s her middle name) and the late Princess Margaret. So, my choice for a girl’s name is Margaret Elizabeth Nicole.

Moniek Bloks, Assistant Editor

I’m going for a full tribute to Victoria for Princess Beatrice’s daughter and I also think she will honour her own grandmother. My prediction is we will get both of the second longest reigning British monarch’s names but in reverse order. So my pick is Victoria Alexandrina Elizabeth – Victoria with any name will sound lovely with her surname, Mapelli Mozzi.

Kristin Contino, Chief Reporter

Like Lydia, I agree that Beatrice might lean toward the very York tradition of using a Victorian name. I’m choosing Victoria Elizabeth Sarah, with the last middle name, of course, honouring her beloved mother, the Duchess of York. For a curveball I’ll throw in a second choice: Nicola Elizabeth Alexandrina. Nicola for Edo’s mother, Elizabeth, obviously, for The Queen, and Alexandrina for Queen Victoria’s first name at birth.

Jess Ilse, Senior Royal Reporter and Editorial Assistant

I’m so happy for Beatrice and Edo! I tried to think a little outside the box with my name guesses since Bea’s always been a little more edgy than her cousins. My first guess is Gemma Victoria Elizabeth. Gemma is an Italian name that’s also popular in the UK, while Victoria honours the royal she’s always been fascinated by, and Elizabeth for her beloved grandmother. For a second guess I’m going with Luna Elizabeth Alexandrina; another Italian name that’s gained popularity in recent years, and two middle names honouring the British royals.

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About author

Lydia Starbuck is Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton, a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. June has been a reporter, producer and editor, picking up several awards over the years. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.