MANILA, Philippines - Not even British football star David Beckham is spared from the royal baby frenzy keeping the world on tenterhooks.
In an interview with British news network Sky News featured in The Hollywood Reporter (THR), Beckham even suggested a name for Prince William and Kate Middleton's firstborn.
"David's not bad. I think they should go for David," he joked.
Beckham is optimistic that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are "going to be amazing parents, because they are so loving toward children."
About the royal dad-to-be, he told Sky News, "William has been in all of our lives for so many years. We have seen William grow from that young boy into an unbelievable gentleman. That's an amazing quality. And that as a father is so important."
The 38-year-old athlete and his wife Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham are parents to 4 children, all with unconventional names. Their 3 sons are named Brooklyn Joseph, Romeo James and Cruz David. Their daughter is called Harper Seven.
The Duchess of Cambridge is expected to give birth to the baby in mid-July.
Over the past few days, the online world has been exploding with royal baby name suggestions that range from realistic (Alexandra and Charles) to ridiculous (Chardonnay and North Wales — ala Kanye West and Kim Kardashian).
Here are royal baby name suggestions on Twitter:
@ENews if it's a girl Charlotte but if it's a boy I'm hoping Spencer to honor the late Princess Diana #RoyalBabyName #KateMiddleton — Justine Krolikowski (@QueenJustineK) July 15, 2013
Never Mind ‘Elizabeth’ – #RoyalBaby Could be a ‘Lancelot’, ‘Boniface’ or ‘Grissel’ - http://t.co/ozRMGkOlaB #familytree — Ancestry.com.au (@AncestryComAu) July 15, 2013
I really hope Will and Kate name their baby Diana if it's a girl #royalbaby — Emma Dudek (@EmmaCarolineeee) July 15, 2013
Empress Aquarius The Wild.. my royal baby name. Too bad I was born a simple peasant.... http://t.co/hS9ch4SooP — luxland (@luxland) July 15, 2013
Royal baby: Punters still backing Alexandra to be the name! Alexandra 2.40 Charlotte 4.50 Elizabeth 5.50 Victoria 6 http://t.co/rHOGytLiP3 — Andrew Brown (@SportingbetAB) July 15, 2013
Oh please let the Royal couple name their baby North!!!! — Respect My Follow (@msoverby) July 15, 2013
My guess at the royal baby name is Donna for a girl and Wesley for a boy # royalbaby — nicola oyler (@nothing_clever) July 15, 2013
can they please name the royal baby either Marina or Genevieve pls — pART TEN ??¿ (@NUCLEARMARINA) July 15, 2013
- With reports from Pia Ranada/Rappler.com
David Beckham image from Shutterstock
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