Royal Baby Odds: What’s in a Name?

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Stop the presses — the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant!

That’s right, William and Kate have once again managed to procreate. Despite their busy schedules, the couple found the time to produce another heir to the throne, adding a third installment to their royal litter. Unless the British monarchy is overthrown in the near future, the royal baby will be fifth in line to the throne — bumping Prince Harry (the cute prince) further down to sixth place.

Being a 12-week-old fetus, the Royal baby doesn’t yet have a name, and — while its sex was determined at conception — it could still be a boy or a girl as far as the public knows. That makes for some great betting props!

“Alice” opens as the favorite if the royal baby is a girl, and “Arthur” is the frontrunner if it’s a boy. Other regal names like “Victoria,” “Alexandra,” “Alexander,” “Philip,” and “Elizabeth” are among the early leaders. Kate and William have stuck to very traditional names with their other two kids — George and Charlotte — so there’s no reason to believe they’ll deviate from the Monarch-approved list.

If you’re a British taxpayer, then you’re already footing the bill for the Royal baby. So why not try to make that money back? Pick the name correctly and the baby pays for itself! 


ROYAL BABY ODDS: EPISODE III

ODDS ON SEX

  • Male: 10/11
  • Female: 11/10

Before you go calling me sexist, more boys are born than girls. Science?

ODDS ON NAME

  • Alice: 7/1
  • Arthur: 10/1
  • Victoria: 10/1
  • Alexandra: 12/1
  • Alexander: 12/1
  • Philip: 14/1
  • Elizabeth: 16/1
  • Charles: 20/1
  • Diana: 25/1
  • Donald: 50/1
  • Pippa: 100/1
  • Margaery: 200/1
  • Daenerys: 250/1
  • Dumbledore: 500/1

Joffrey and Draco are real longshots.

ODDS ON HAIR COLOR

  • Brown: 1/1
  • Blonde: 7/3
  • Black: 17/3
  • Ginger: 19/1

Could Ginger double-up as both name and hair color? Last I heard, neither William nor Kate was a huge Geri Halliwell fan.

ODDS THE THIRD ROYAL BABY BECOMES KING/QUEEN: 50/1