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Arthur remains hot favourite royal baby name along with a few late entry surprises

Tuesday 24th April 2018
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As you may have heard, the royal baby made his appearance on St George’s Day, weighing 8lbs 7oz.

And whether you’re a fan of the royal family or not, the bookies are being flooded with bets guessing what the fifth in line to the throne’s name will be.

Arthur has been a hot favourite for a while now and has been shortened to 2/1 with Betfair and Coral.

Other potentials include James, Philip, Albert, Spencer and Alexander.

Louis and William, after the tot’s father, Prince William, are also attracting a flurry of bets since the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child.

If you’re looking for something different, Coral has Frederick at 14/1 and Edward at 16/1, but the rest of the top 10 are much the same.

The bookie’s spokesman Harry Aitkenhead says any other name would be a “major shock”.

“The birth of a Royal baby is one of the biggest novelty betting events of any year and with an upcoming wedding interest in the Royal family has never been greater,” he said.

“We’re being inundated with punters getting their £5 or £10 on what the name will be and no doubt some will be cheering when it’s announced.

“Arthur is the hot favourite at the moment and ever since the birth yesterday our customers have been queuing up to get their bets on. James, Albert and Philip have also been backed and anything else would be a major shock.”

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Over at Betfair, James is proving a popular choice with punters and now 4/1 second favourite with Phillip.

Katie Baylis, from Betfair, said: “After introducing the new Prince to the world yesterday, next on the list for Kate and William is to announce to the world the name of the baby and as we wait, interest in baby name betting is at fever pitch.

“Arthur continues to head the market and the odds on the name have shortened into 2/1 from 3/1 after the birth of the baby.

“James and Phillip are second favourites at 4/1, with James proving particularly popular with punters this morning, which has meant we have had to cut those odds from 5/1 earlier today.

“The other big movers this morning are Louis which is now 10/1 from 14/1, with William now 25/1 from 33/1 as the world, including many excited punters stand by for the next big announcement.”

Royal baby name odds

Fredrick 33/1 20/1 25/1
Edward 33/1 20/1 25/1
William 33/1 33/1 40/1
Charles 50/1 25/1 40/1
Boris 150/1 200/1 200/1
Thomas 25/1 20/1 25/1
Henry 25/1 16/1 25/1
Alexander 7/1 8/1 8/1
Arthur 5/2 11/4 5/2
James 9/1 10/1 10/1
Philip 11/1 12/1 12/1
Louis 18/1 16/1 16/1
Albert 4/11 1/3 2/5

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