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
Diana’s odds may also be at 6 to 1, but there is virtually no chance of there being a future Queen Diana, because a) it has no royal antecedents and b) there are lingering ambivalent attitudes towards Princess Di in the family. But it’s quite likely that William’s deep feelings for his mother will position her name in one of the middle spots.