As the due date for the Duchess of Cambridge approaches, the British betting establishments have gone into mad odds-shifting mode on every aspect of William and Kate’s child including the royal baby name. They’re taking bets on the future sovereign’s hair color to future university and career choices and even which magazine will have the exclusive photos. But of course the main focus is on the baby’s name–putting on the table some obvious, conventional royal ancestor options, and also some bizarre, outrageous outliers. Here, the bookmaker’s top options for the royal baby name.
Yes, a modern KingArthur would be nice. Yet one more used in both Charles and William’s names, as well as GeorgeVI’s, Arthur conjures up romantic images of chivalry and Camelot. More likely influences are the first son of Henry VII and one of QueenVictoria ’s boys. It’s at Number 89 in the UK, 355 in the US.