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.
The odds of this name--belonging to a titled statesman and distinguished man of letters, a market town, a sofa, an overcoat, an ale, and a brand of cigarette--becoming the next King of England are 100 to 1. But the same goes for Wayne, Bradley, Stanley, Donald and Gary.