The Royals

Most Popular Baby Names for William & Kate

Now that the royal bundle has arrived, look back at the top monikers the public favored for the first-time parents

RICHARD

What little boy wouldn’t like to be named after a brave 12th-century warrior and one of the most popular English kings of all time, Richard I, a.k.a. Richard the Lionheart? The public likes it too, making it another top contender. Whatever name the royals end up choosing, it won't be an easy decision. On a trip to Glasgow, Scotland, last April, Kate told a bystander, "We have a shortlist for both [boy and girl], but it's very difficult. My friends keep texting me names!"