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‘That’s a great name!’ Meghan welcomes idea for baby as she visits Birkenhead with Harry

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The Duchess of Sussex has asked youngsters for baby name ideas as she showed off her growing bump during a visit to Birkenhead.

Meghan was on Merseyside with her husband to commemorate the life of First World War poet Wilfred Owen, as the town marked 100 years since his death.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on a walkabout as they visit a new sculpture in Hamilton Square to mark the 100th anniversary of war poet Wilfred Owen...s death,  during a visit to Birkenhead. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday January 14, 2019. See PA story ROYAL Sussex. Photo credit should read: Aaron Chown/PA Wire
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The royal couple were on their first official engagement of 2019
The Duchess of Sussex on a walkabout as she visits a new sculpture in Hamilton Square to mark the 100th anniversary of war poet Wilfred OwenÕs death, during a visit to Birkenhead. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday January 14, 2019. See PA story ROYAL Sussex. Photo credit should read: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

The royal couple, who are expecting their first child in the spring, were lavished with gifts as they met locals near a statue of Owen in Hamilton Square.

The Duchess of Sussex on a walkabout as she visits a new sculpture in Hamilton Square to mark the 100th anniversary of war poet Wilfred Owen...s death, during a visit to Birkenhead. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday January 14, 2019. See PA story ROYAL Sussex. Photo credit should read: Aaron Chown/PA Wire
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Meghan was lavished with gifts as she met locals in the town square
The Duchess of Sussex on a walkabout as she visits a new sculpture in Hamilton Square to mark the 100th anniversary of war poet Wilfred OwenÕs death, during a visit to Birkenhead. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday January 14, 2019. See PA story ROYAL Sussex. Photo credit should read: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

During a chat with youngsters, Meghan – who was wearing a purple dress by Aritzia and a bright red coat by Sentaler – asked for name ideas if the baby was a girl and seemed to like Amy.

According to Liverpool Echo reporter Sophie McCoid, Meghan told the girl who suggested it: “That’s a great name!”

The Duchess of Sussex on a walkabout as she visits a new sculpture in Hamilton Square to mark the 100th anniversary of war poet Wilfred OwenÕs death, during a visit to Birkenhead. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday January 14, 2019. See PA story ROYAL Sussex. Photo credit should read: Aaron Chown/PA Wire
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Harry was handed a giant teddy by some excited children
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are given a gift of a teddy bear as they meet members of the public on a walkabout at a new sculpture in Hamilton Square to mark the 100th anniversary of war poet Wilfred Owen...s death,  during a visit to Birkenhead. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday January 14, 2019. See PA story ROYAL Sussex. Photo credit should read: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

There is no precedent for a royal Amy and – according to the Office for National Statistics – the name has plummeted in popularity in recent years.

Harry and Meghan appeared to enjoy their trip to the North West, their first official royal engagement of the year.

The Duchess of Sussex on a walkabout as she visits a new sculpture in Hamilton Square to mark the 100th anniversary of war poet Wilfred OwenÕs death, during a visit to Birkenhead. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday January 14, 2019. See PA story ROYAL Sussex. Photo credit should read: Aaron Chown/PA Wire
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Meghan and Harry are expecting their first child in the spring
The Duchess of Sussex on a walkabout as she visits a new sculpture in Hamilton Square to mark the 100th anniversary of war poet Wilfred OwenÕs death, during a visit to Birkenhead. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday January 14, 2019. See PA story ROYAL Sussex. Photo credit should read: Aaron Chown/PA Wire
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The duchess cradled her growing baby bump

Meghan also met a fellow expectant mother at the event, who the duchess presented with a large basket of baby goods.

She told Amy Midgley, who is nearly five months pregnant with her second child: “I would say that I should lift it for you, but neither of us should be holding it!”

As the basket was presented, Harry could be heard joking: “Is there a baby in there?”

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