Kate Middleton, Prince William Baby Name: How Long Will It Take to Name the Baby Prince?

Prince William and Kate Middleton have had nine months to prepare for
Prince William and Kate Middleton have had nine months to prepare for the impending bundle of joy, but how long will it take for them to decide on a name? Indigo/Getty Images

Now that the wait is over — Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed a healthy baby boy on Monday, July 22 — it's time for the next waiting game to begin: When will the royal baby get his name?

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's bundle of joy weighed in at 8 lbs, 6 oz., and will carry the title of "His Royal Highness Prince [name] of Cambridge," the Palace released in a statement

Prince William's own parents, Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, spent a full seven days deciding upon his moniker, while Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip waited a full month before naming Charles. 

Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, spent two weeks pondering the name of their little girl (and William's cousin) before naming her Beatrice.

Kate and William have struck a good middle-ground thus far in their own name game: The pair took three weeks to figure out a name for their cocker spaniel before deciding to name him Lupo, which means "wolf" in Italian.

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