Engagements! Pregnancies! Marriages! Births! There is no shortage of news when it comes to the Royal Family – and that’s just the Brits. With royal families found across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, there’s no wonder these queens and kings, sultans, emperors and emirs are dominating our news feeds. What better way to channel your inner aristocrat than by bestowing truly royal names on your own little prince or princess. These little rulers of your heart will soon be the crowned heads of the household, so why not start as you mean to go on? With the best royal baby names you’ll actually want to use.
Adapted from Latin, Beatrice means “voyager through life”, “blessed” and “brings joy”. A name with international panache, it can also be spelled Beatrix or Beatriz and can be shortened to Bea or even Trixie. For over 30 years, the reigning queen of The Netherlands was Beatrix . Princess Beatrice is the eldest child of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson. Her birth date is somewhat auspicious, being the 8th day of the 8th month in 1988 – and soon she will be 8th in line to the British throne. A beautiful and blessed name for your own little queen bee.