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Royal baby: What will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle name their first born?

Monday 15th October 2018
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Early favourites have emerged for the name of the next royal baby, following news that Meghan Markle is pregnant.

And despite Prince Harry being a the most laid back, down to earth royal, it’s still traditional names that top the bookmakers’ odds list.

Victoria, James, Arthur and Alice are all dominating the betting for the couple’s first child, which is expected to arrive in spring 2019.

Diana—a nod to Harry’s late mother—is also a firm favourite with some bookies.

Kensington Palace tweeted the news earlier today, posting: “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019.

“Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.”

Twitter went into meltdown with well-wishers offering congratulations to the couple.

Rumours about whether Meghan is pregnant have been circulating since Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank on Friday.

The 37-year-old wore a long, buttoned up coat over her dress, leading to speculation across social media about whether she is with child (see image below).

Royal baby odds
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What are the odds?

Coral has James as the 7/1 favourite, followed by Victoria (8/1), and Olivia at 10/1.

The firm make it 10-11 that the baby will be a boy, narrowly ahead of a girl at evens.

Betfair is offering a trio of names at 12/1—Diana, Alice and Arthur—followed by Edward and Elizabeth at 16/1, then James 18/1.

Paddy Power is offering Diana at 8/1 followed by Alice and Arthur at 12/1.

Ladbrokes has Victoria at the top spot at 8/1, followed by Philip and Arthur (both 10/1), and Alice (12/1).

You can also get some novelty outsider bets, such as Theresa (200/1), Boris (500/1) and Joffrey (500/1).

See below for a full odds list.

Royal Baby name odds

David 66/1 - -
Thomas 66/1 50/1 50/1
Sophie 50/1 - -
Doria - 50/1 50/1
Emily 50/1 - -
Harry 50/1 - -
Olivia 66/1 - -
Susan 80/1 - -
Boris 500/1 - -
Joffrey 500/1 - -
Theresa 200/1 - -
Mark 100/1 - -
Carol 80/1 - -
Gregory 100/1 - -
Mary 33/1 16/1 16/1
Albert 33/1 10/1 10/1
Philip - 10/1 10/1
Alexander 16/1 20/1 20/1
Elizabeth 16/1 16/1 16/1
Alice 12/1 12/1 12/1
William - 20/1 20/1
William - 20/1 20/1
Victoria 20/1 8/1 8/1
Grace 25/1 - -
Henry 25/1 - -
Oliver 25/1 25/1 -
Diana 8/1 16/1 16/1
Arthur 12/1 10/1 10/1
Edward 16/1 - -
James 16/1 16/1 16/1

Royal Baby name odds

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5. Emily
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7. Olivia
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9. Boris
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10. Joffrey
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11. Theresa
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12. Mark
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24. Grace
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Odds correct as of 15th Oct, 11:50 . Odds are subject to change.
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