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 regal George has been the consistent frontrunner for a male heir, with odds running around 12 to 1. There have been six KingGeorges, including the present queen’s father—who was born Albert. Possible glitch: it’s been rumored that PrinceCharles wants to be known as George VII when he is crowned. George is much more popular in the UK than here—it’s Number 13 there, 166 in the US.