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Royal baby bets: what do you think Kate and William will name their first child?

By Emcfarnon  |  Posted: July 03, 2013

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Alexandra and George are the most popular names for the royal baby, according to the bookies - photo Chris Jackson/PA Wire

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The royal baby is still just a bump, but already he (or she) boasts a souvenir range, has its own Twitter page and has had a song written in its honour.

Due on July 13, the first child of Kate and William has the world gripped. Will it be a boy or a girl? Whose looks will he or she inherit?

But the biggest question setting tongues wagging is - what will the royal baby be named?

'In the running'

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According to bookies, Alexandra is leading the way for the girls – William Hill is offering 7/2, and Labrokes 4/1.

Victoria, Elizabeth and Diana follow closely behind. William Hill is offering 7/1 on all three, while Labrokes has Victoria at 6/1 and both Elizabeth and Diana at 8/1.

Charlotte is also a contender, says Ladbrokes, who are offering 6/1. William Hill has the name on at 11/2.

Alice and Mary are on at 14/1 at William Hill, and 16/1 and 12/1 respectively at Ladbrokes.

Odds of 20/1 are being offered by both on Grace, and William Hill is offering 25/1 on Sophia and Florence.

Or could a girl be named after mum? Both Ladbrokes and William Hill are offering odds of 33/1 a girl will be named Catherine.

Anne is on at 33/1 at both Ladbrokes and William Hill. Ladbrokes has the same offering for Phillipa, Caroline, Margaret and Rose.

William Hill is also taking bets on the name Matilda at 33/1.

Less likely contenders include Jessica (66/1 and 50/1 at William Hill and Ladbrokes respectively); Jane (66/1 and 50/1); and Carole (50/1 at both).

As for the boys, George is miles ahead in the popularity stakes - both William Hill and Ladbrokes are offering odds of 10/1.

James follows at 12/1 and 20/1 respectively.

Frances is on at 20/1 at both William Hill and Ladbrokes, while the latter is offering the same odds on Phillip and Alexander. Phillip is on at 25/1 at William Hill and Alexander 40/1.

Or might a boy be named after his grandfather Charles? Both Ladbrokes and William Hill are offering 33/1.

John, Edward and David are just as likely, says Ladbrokes, and William Hill also has Richard on at 33/1.

We’re perhaps less likely to see a first-born son named Spencer, say the bookies. William Hill has the name on at 40/1 and Ladbrokes 50/1.

Other unlikely contenders include Oliver (80/1 and 50/1); Frederick (66/1 and 50/1) and Peter (66/1 on both).

Albert is on at 66/1 at William Hill and 50/1 at Ladbrokes.

'The wild cards'

Kate and Wills are known for breaking with royal tradition, but will they give their baby a weird and wonderful name? Maybe they’ll pull a Kimye and call her North, or name him after 'the King', Elvis?

Ladbrokes is offering odds of 5000/1 on both West and Psy, and 500/1 on Elvis, Basil and Tulisa.

Meanwhile Waynetta is on at 500/1 at William Hill, and Wayne 250/1. Ladbrokes is offering 100/1 on Wayne.

Rylan, Jahmene and Arsene are on at 500/1 at Ladbrokes, and Britney, Barack and Adele at 200/1.

Or maybe they’ll name a first-born girl Chardonnay? The name is on at 250/1 at William Hill, while Sharon, Georgina and Beatrice are on at 100/1.

Jordan is on at 250/1 at Ladbrokes.

And those betting on the couple naming a son after Uncle Harry have odds of 100/1 at William Hill.

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  • canyouliftit  |  July 10 2013, 2:12AM

    Mohammed seems to be a popular name at the moment

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  • Frankii's Back  |  July 05 2013, 6:29AM

    Adolf Saxe-Coburg to keep in line with family ties?

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  • godisalie  |  July 03 2013, 11:22PM

    Maybe it should be named "Just another parasite"?

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  • Rajjan  |  July 03 2013, 8:12PM

    What kind of question is this ? Why anyone have to think about that, people have better things to do . hv you ?

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  • ZooLander  |  July 03 2013, 1:34PM

    I would have thought it would have been a normal name... unlike the celebrities, which name their child or children odd names...

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