But the veteran ballroom star thinks he has a much better idea: jokingly hinting his boy and girl twins might be called Antoine and Antoinette.
Modest Anton, 50, and his partner of 13 years Hannah Summers, are expecting a boy and a girl in the spring.
He spoke to Lorraine Kelly on her eponymous ITV show today to tell of his excitement but is worried because their due date coincides with the end of his live tour.
He jokingly said his twins might be called Antoine and Antoinette
I hope my kids are as camp as I am
Anton Du Beke
He said: “I hope my timing in that is as good as it is in the other stuff. We’re expecting them on April 4 and final show of the tour [with his professional partner Erin Boag] is the second. All being well it will be marvellous.
“I’ll slip out of that and I’ll go into the other thing and off we pop. Marvellous. All being well, but if not, they’ll come when they’re ready.”
Kent-born Anton and Hannah, who met at a golf club, have wanted to start a family for a long time.
Anton Du Beke appeared on Lorraine Kelly's show
The star joked he had suggested the names before but received “stony silence” and a “chilling stare”.
He added: “Hannah is doing incredible well, she’s at that uncomfortable stage.
“She’s doing brilliantly. I’m in awe of her, remarkable. I’m so pleased that you girls do it, us men would grind to a halt!”
Strictly Come Dancing live tour
Fri, January 20, 2017
Daisy Lowe and Louise Redknapp put their dancing shoes back on yesterday and dazzled in boob-baring dresses at the Strictly Come Dancing live tour photocall.
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The Strictly Come Dancing live tour
The star was met with a 'stony silence' when he suggested the names
Lorraine, 57, presented Anton, who has appeared in every series of Strictly, with matching glittery bibs – one bright pink one bright blue.
The dancer joked: “You can never have enough sparkle in your life – I hope my children are camp.
“We’re thinking of the names Antoine and Antoinette. I hope my kids are as camp as I am.”
Anton hopes his children will be camp
Anton, who is the hot favourite to replace retired head judge Len Goodman on Strictly, told the Daily Express last year: “I love participating – it’s a great thrill going out in front of a live audience and performing.
"I still desperately love the show and want to remain part of the show.”