People Are Betting on the Royal Baby's Name—Here's Their #1 Prediction
Kate Middleton just gave birth to royal baby number three this morning, a healthy boy. In lieu of a formal name announcement, royal enthusiasts are actually betting on the name of the new prince (and have been for months). According to a London-based betting company Ladbrokes, Arthur is the leading name prediction at 5:1, followed by James at 8:1, Albert at 10:1, Frederick at 16:1, Philip at 16:1, Thomas at 20:1, and Henry at 20:1.
Considering Kate and Williams' penchant for more traditional names, Arthur is a logical fit for baby number three. Not only is the name famous for the legendary King Arthur, but it's currently rising in popularity in England (George and Charlotte were both considered on-trend names when they each were born). What's more, Four-year-old Prince George was also named after six former kings of England, while two-year-old Princess Charlotte was loosely derived from William's father, Prince Charles, and Middleton's sister Pippa, whose middle name is Charlotte. Regardless of the baby's name, we are overjoyed for the growing royal family!
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