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Royal Baby Name: All bets are on!

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.

Victoria

The name everlastingly tied to the queen who reigned over England from 1837 to 1901, and who lent her name to a tightly corseted era, was at last tally given the odds of 7 to 1. It was actually her second name: her first given name was Alexandrina. Victoria is not to be found in the current UK Top 100, while in the US it’s at Number 28. A late-breaking contender is Mary , name of the queen who was the wife of George V and whose first name was actually Victoria, which she declined to use in deference to the famous queen. Alice is also popular.

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