Hertfordshire’s most popular baby names have a distinctly royal ring as excitement mounts for the arrival of Meghan and Harry’s baby.

Traditional royal names such George, Harry, William and Charlotte are topping Hertfordshire County Council’s registration charts as parents opt for more traditional names.

While George tops the boys’ names, followed by Harry, Mohammed has peaked in joint third place, attaining its highest position ever in Hertfordshire.

Corinne Edwards, Head of Registration and Citizenship at Hertfordshire County Council said: “Hertfordshire parents are maintaining a trend for traditional baby names such as Harry and William, but we have seen for the first time this year a greater cultural mix of names.

“With Meghan and Harry’s new arrival creating greater diversity within the Royal Family, this trend is also being reflected in Hertfordshire, with a vibrant mix of names gaining popularity.”

The bookmakers picks include Elizabeth at 5/1, followed by Diana, at 6/1, Victoria comes in at 8/1 and Albert at 12/1. Meanwhile Alice is offered at 12/1, as are Grace and Philip, with Arthur being given 16/1 odds.

Further information on Hertfordshire County Council’s registration services and citizenship can be accessed through the following link: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/registrars