Kate Middleton and Prince William have reportedly settled on the royal baby's name -- if the baby's a girl. According to the issue of Us Weekly that will hit newsstands on Friday (and was released March 13 online), the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have already decided to name their little princess Elizabeth Diana Carole. That's according to LainyGossip, which has previewed the Us Weekly story.
Since announcing the pregnancy in December, Elizabeth and Diana have both been predicted as front runners for Kate and William's baby. Of course, Elizabeth is a tribute to the future heir's great grandmother, but it's also Carole Middleton's middle name. It's no surprise Diana is included in the little girl's name to honor Prince William's late mother. Given how important the Middleton's have become to the Duke of Cambridge, it's only fitting that the child also be named after his mother-in-law. According to the website Think Baby Names, Carole is a female variant of Charles meaning "free man."
Last week, a witness claimed the duchess caught herself referring to the baby as a "daughter." Kate quickly denied she and Prince William have learned the royal baby's gender. A few days later another witness came forward claiming the duchess actually called the baby a "he."
So is Elizabeth Diana Carole the royal baby's name or just name they've picked out if the royal baby is a girl? That's still unclear. One thing seems certain though, if the royal baby is a boy the couple will likely also give him a mixed family name -- perhaps something like Charles Phillip Michael.
Until the baby's born in July, sources claim the royal couple has nicknamed Kate Middleton's baby bump "our little grape."