James, Spencer and Alexander have been revealed as the three most popular baby name options punters are picking for Harry and Meghan’s newborn son. The Duchess of Sussex gave birth to a healthy boy on Monday morning, but “thrilled” new dad Prince Harry said royal fans would have to wait a little longer to find out the baby’s name. According to Ladbrokes, James is now the most popular name in the book among punters, followed closely by Spencer. Alexander is now third in the popularity stakes, with Arthur and Oliver hitting the forth and fifth spots respectively. Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "We've seen a steady flow on James since yesterday's announcement but the latest flurry favours Oliver and we've slashed odds accordingly as a result. “Remember, just because a name receives the most bets doesn’t mean it has the highest odds of winning. We have to consider a number of factors when calculating those values. So, for example, Alexander is … [Read more...] about Royal baby name odds: bookies reveal public’s top five picks
Bets on royal baby name
Forget the traditional British names - there's a new name in the running for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's little boy. Bookmakers have slashed odds on the royal baby being named Spencer following a flurry of bets over the last 24 hours. According to Oddschecker , bookmakers have cut odds on the name from 50/1 into just 8/1, making it now the third favourite for what Harry and Meghan will opt for. That’s due to a stream of bets on the moniker, with 42% of all bets over the last 12 hours being placed on the out-there choice. Images of Royal babies down the years View gallery There is royal lineage in the name, however, with Spencer relating to the late Princess Diana’s side of the family. Elsewhere, bookmakers have installed Alexander as the clear favourite for the new royal baby’s name. That leads the market at 6/1, followed by James and Arthur which both follow next at 7/1, as the newlyweds look set to secure a moniker … [Read more...] about Bookmakers slash odds on this royal baby name from 50/1 to 8/1
Bookmakers have slashed the odds on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's first child's baby name. 'Ivy' has emerged as the punters' clear favourite - with Paddy Power revealing those who fancy a flutter on the upcoming royal birth are betting strongly that it's a girl. The name wasn’t even betting on Friday morning, but the bookmaker added it to the market at odds of 16/1 last night, and the fashionable moniker has since emerged the punters' clear favourite. Ivy is now leading the odds 2/1 and Paddy Power says it is leading the betting by some distance, even over bets the couple could name their firstborn after Harry's late mother, Diana. With punters clearly favouring the odds (1/3) that Baby Sussex will be a girl, Ivy is currently leading the odds with Diana trailing at (11/2), and Allegra (6/1) and Grace (7/1) also losing backing. If the couple were to go with Ivy, the little princess-to-be would share a name with pop culture royalty. Beyonce and Jay Z named their daughter Blue … [Read more...] about Bookies slash odds on royal baby name
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan's first child is likely to be a girl, if bookies are to be believed. Odds are in for the name of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's next child, and female names feature much higher up many bookmakers' lists than male ones. Diana, in honour of Harry's mum, proves a popular guess, while royal names including Elizabeth and Victoria are mentioned for the forthcoming tot, who won't be a Prince or Princess - unless great-grandma Her Majesty the Queen steps in to award the title. For a boy, Arthur - another name with strong royal heritage - is a common call, as is James. There are a few less traditional names on the table too. Skybet are offering 12/1 on Gray, and Paddy Power suggest Alexandrina at 14/1. Meanwhile, if you're up for a real outside shot, you can place a 500/1 bet on Albus, Chardonnay, Shane or Kyle through William Hill. Ladbrokes have tipped Phillip, after the little one's great-granddad, at 12/1. It's not known exactly when the duchess is due, … [Read more...] about Royal Baby name odds: What are the favourites at the bookies?
Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, may be keeping plans about their impending baby under wraps, but that hasn't stopped everyone in Britain from trying to guess the gender and the name of their first child. If Britain's bookmakers are to be believed, it's definitely a girl — and Diana may well be one of her many names. The William Hill agency closed the betting on the baby's gender a few days ago after an "avalanche" of bets poured in from people convinced the royal couple is having a girl. "The secret's out, as far as we're concerned," firm spokesman Rupert Adams said. "It could be because someone somewhere has seen the scan, or someone has heard something." While Adams acknowledged there's always a chance the surge was based on nothing, he said average betting patterns over the years suggest there's usually some truth in rumors. So far, Diana is topping the bookmakers' list as a front-running name — William Hill has put the odds at 4/1. Victoria, Alice, Grace … [Read more...] about Diana? Alice? Elizabeth? Britons bet on new royal baby name