The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that they’re expecting their third child together, and there’s only one question on everyone’s lips – what baby name will they choose for the new arrival?
Within 24 hours of the reveal of Kate’s pregnancy, which was confirmed in a statement from Kensington Palace on social media, bookies were posting the odds for their favourite options – and unsurprisingly, they’re all very traditional choices.
A spokesperson for betting site Betfair said on the day of the news breaking: ‘Following this morning’s announcement of baby number three for Kate and William, we have Alice and Victoria as 10/1 favourites if the child is a girl and Arthur and Henry also at 10/1 as favourites for a boy.’
Arthur and Victoria are names with plenty of royal history, whilst Henry, of course, would be a sweet nod to Prince William’s brother, who goes by his nickname, Prince Harry. Alice, meanwhile, was thought to be a likely option when Kate was expecting Charlotte.
‘Alice could be one to watch out for if the child is a girl, as when Kate was pregnant with Charlotte, Alice was heavily backed by punters and went from 50/1 into the 5/2 favourite at one stage,’ the insider explained.
They added that Diana, the name of the baby’s late grandmother, was at 20/1, whilst Charles is at 33/1. Elizabeth and Phillip, after the Queen and her husband, are both at 16/1 and Charles 33/1.
‘Carole, the name of Kate’s mother is a 100/1 outsider, as is that of Camilla,’ they concluded.
Kate and William opted for suitably established names when selecting options for their first two children: big brother to be Prince George Louis Alexander, and now middle child Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, both of whom have monikers that have been passed down through previous generations.
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