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.
Charlotte has suddenly leaped to the fore, her odds now standing at 4 to 1. The middle name of media darling, royal sister-in-law Philippa /Pippa Middleton, Charlotte has regal cred via the beloved wife of KingGeorge III amongst others. Fashionable among William and Kate ’s social set, Charlotte is Number 24 in the UK, 19 on the other side of the pond.