With the baby’s due date nearing, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have started for its arrival, which also includes picking a name for their firstborn. During a walkabout in Birkenhead, Merseyside on Monday, the royal appeared to be open to suggestions for names as they greeted and talked with the crowds. Even though we still don’t have a confirmation on the gender of the baby, Meghan asked one group of schoolchildren from St Anne’s Catholic Primary School what they think she should name her baby if its a girl.
Her questions came after the children said that they thought she is expecting a daughter. “What name do you think I should call her?” Meghan asked. Schoolboy Ivon Chen, 11, replied: “Amy.” The Duchess then gestured to her nearby private secretary Amy Pickerill and said she had the same name, before adding: “That’s a really pretty name, I like it, we’ll have to think about it.”
Harry was also discussing baby names with the fans, and it seems he quite likes the name, Lily. Kim, a home school development worker at St Werburgh’s Catholic Primary School, who was in the crowd, revealed: “Harry was asking a mum how she spelt her daughter’s name – Lily.”
The Royals made their visit to Birkenhead in order to see local organizations that support and empower groups within the community, organizations like Tomorrow’s Women Wirral and Hive Wirral Youth Zone. During the walkabout at Hamilton Square, Meghan, 37, revealed that she is currently six months in her pregnancy and is due to give birth in April.
But it seems the couple are keeping the gender a surprise. Kitty Dudley, nine, from St Anne’s Primary School, revealed: “Meghan came up to me and asked me how old I was and where I went to school. I could see her bump and I asked if she was having a boy or a girl and she said, ‘we don’t know whether it’s a boy or girl, we are keeping it as a surprise.'”