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In fact, Harry was the No. 1 boy’s name in Britain, according to the most recently available ONS figures from 2011, up from No. 17 in 1996.

Similarly, the name William has moved up the rankings into 10th place, from 21st position 15 years ago.

“We do see that royal names continually trend among British mums. They are traditional and timeless, and mums go back to them for their own babies,” said Sarah Barrett, managing editor at BabyCentre UK.

“William and Kate will go for a more traditional name because I think that is more their personality, we know that Kate is quite down to earth, but also this baby is heir to the throne,” Ms. Barrett added.

She said that other royals like Princess Anne and Prince Andrew were able to be more adventurous with choosing names for their children, Zara and Eugenie, as they are less likely to be on the throne.

A recent survey carried out among more than 2,000 expectant British parents revealed 22 percent plan to give their baby a royal name.

The survey respondents chose Harry, William, Charles, Sophie, Kate and Elizabeth as the most popular royal names for their babies.

“The fact is that every parent wants their child to go on and do great things and many feel a strong regal name will help them achieve these things,” said George Charles, who carried out the research.

Mr. Charles said he was surprised celebrity names appeared to hold less appeal these days than royal names.

Respondents were asked if the recent buzz about the royal birth sparked their desire for a more traditional first or middle name for their child — 82 percent said yes.

It is likely the young prince will be christened in a similar fashion to his father at a private ceremony not long after his birth.

Prince William was baptized at 44-days-old by the archbishop of Canterbury in the traditional setting for such events — the white and gold music room at Buckingham Palace.