"I just feel like it might be too much pressure," the editor-in-chief of Majesty tells PEOPLE
According to a YouGov survey for the U.K.’s The Sunday Times, 12 percent of the British population prefer the name Diana for the newborn if it’s a girl, with Alice and Charlotte both runners-up in the poll.
Could the royal couple be considering a tribute to Princess Diana?
“Yes, absolutely but not as a first name,” Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine tells PEOPLE. “I just feel like it might be too much pressure – but as a second name I think it would be lovely.”
What is certain is that the memory of William’s mother is very close to the royal couple’s hearts. He gave his Princess Diana’s engagement ring to Kate when he proposed. The couple, who celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary Wednesday, also live at Kensington Palace, where William was raised. And one of Diana’s close friends, Julia Samuel, is a godparent to Prince George.
But some royal watchers feel using her name would be a step too far.
“Naming your child after a parent that died in such a dramatic way might be a little bit unfair,” Seward says. “For someone as iconic as Diana. I think it’s probably very difficult to try and recreate that – and you are always going to be compared, which is unfair.”
And what if the baby is a boy? “Well, you can’t call a boy Diana but they could use Frances [Diana’s middle name],” says Seward.
Whatever they decide, it will be a personal decision, although the Queen will be one of the first to be informed, according to Seward, who adds, “Out of politeness, yes, but I don’t think there’s any hard and fast rule.”
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