Bookies’ favorite names for William and Kate’s royal baby. Elizabeth Keatinge (@elizkeatinge) has more.
In April, Kate Middleton and Prince William are set to welcome their third child (my, how time flies!) — and bookies are already taking bets on the unborn infant’s name. But just like with their last two kids, the front-running names are not really unexpected.
Jessica Bridge of the Ladbrokes Betting Agency in the U.K. told Newshub that the royal family tends to “regurgitate the same names every few generations so it’s very hard to see a Princess Chardonnay or a Prince Wayne.” Back in January, the odds favored Alice, if it’s a girl (which people are convinced it will be, even though the gender hasn’t officially been revealed), or Albert, if it’s a boy.
But the oddsmakers have changed their tune: Mary now is favored as the top pick for a girl’s name, and Albert and Arthur are tied for the top boys’ names. Alice has fallen to the second-most-likely girl’s name, and it’s tied with Victoria, according to Metro UK.