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Kate Middleton Baby's Name Shortlist Honors William's Grandfather Prince Philip

( [email protected] ) Apr 08, 2013 05:37 AM EDT
Kate Middleton and Prince William to name their baby Philip, if it's a body, in honor of William's grandfather as the due date arrives in mid-July.
The Duchess of Cambridge

Kate Middleton and Prince William to name their baby Philip, if it's a body, in honor of William's grandfather as the due date arrives in mid-July.

While the royal couple already has a shortlist of baby names for both boys and girls. “The name Philip is in the frame for a boy. It will certainly have it somewhere in his name,” a royal insider told the Daily Star, adding Prince William would make the final decision, if it's a boy.

This decision was reportedly made to honor Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, as William's full name is Prince William Arthur Philip, and his father is Charles Philip Arthur George, a source told the Daily Star.

“It is popular with them at the moment and could even be the first name as William is very fond of his grandfather,” the source said.

Earlier reports said If it’s a girl, possible names include Elizabeth, along with Diana and Carole as middle names to honor both Will and Kate’s mothers, according to Hollywood Life.

Prince William's Idea of Filming Kate Middleton Giving Birth

While excitement grows for the soon-to-be dad, the Duke of Cambridge wants to capture the moment the royal baby is born on camera but somewhat understandably his wife isn’t so keen on the idea.

According to a friend of the royal couple’s: “Deep down Kate’s dreading the idea of a recording being in existence and then getting into the wrong hands, but Wills is convinced she’ll have a change of heart on the big day.”

Last year, the Duchess was illegally photographed topless by paparazzi, which resulted in a scandal. Yet, the insider has revealed that "Wills is convinced she'll have a change of heart on the big day."