Is it prop must be named as render for render props?

Even though the pattern named render props, you don’t have to use a prop named render to use this pattern. i.e, Any prop that is a function that a component uses to know what to render is technically a “render prop”. Lets take an example with the children prop for render props,

<Mouse
children={(mouse) => (
<p>
The mouse position is {mouse.x}, {mouse.y}
</p>
)}
/>

Actually children prop doesn’t need to be named in the list of “attributes” in JSX element. Instead, you can keep it directly inside element,

<Mouse>
{(mouse) => (
<p>
The mouse position is {mouse.x}, {mouse.y}
</p>
)}
</Mouse>

While using this above technique(without any name), explicitly state that children should be a function in your propTypes.

Mouse.propTypes = {
children: PropTypes.func.isRequired,
};

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