Kate Middleton: 10 facts about the royal baby's untraditional future

After two years of marriage Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting their first child. What can the world expect with the untraditional couple's parenting style?

2. Baby name game

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    Kate Middleton and Prince William leave the hospital not long after her pregnancy was announced.
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The most obvious question on everyone's mind: What will the royal couple name the baby? 

Kate and Prince William have taken a notably modern approach to their marriage. (See No. 6 in this list.) So there's a chance they’d snub tradition. But, then again, traditional names remain popular in the UK and the couple may take a more populist approach to naming what is likely to be the nation's new royal obsession.

Traditional names like William, Charles, George, Henry, and James all made the top 25 on a measure of the top 100 boys’ names in 2012 England, compiled by Baby Centre.

As for girls, the names Charlotte and Alice are popular middle names among the royal family, making them real contenders. However, the more traditional options – including Elizabeth, Mary, and Victoria – are still in favor with the populace. 

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