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
Louis may seem something of a surprise at 25 to 1, associated more with French royalty than British. It is another of William’s middle names, a tribute to Prince Charles’s mentor, Lord Louis Mountbattan, who was assassinated in 1979. Another strong middle-spot candidate. In the UK, Louis is Number 71, Lewis 28, and Louie 80.