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Should betting companies be scared of just how popular the most popular Royal baby name is becoming?

As the world prepares for the arrival of a new Royal, tipped to be born any day now, one name is cutting through as the royal pundits pick, and odds worldwide are being cut to the bone in case they are right.

Princess Alice appears to be the choice for all royal watchers, and rumours are that British betting houses could be lambasted by the potential payouts which will likely exceed their revenues.

Sportsbet in Australia has the odds for Alice sitting at 2.50; while UK betting agent William Hill has seen the odds fall below 1.50.  Alice is sitting well ahead of the beautiful Royal favourite names of Charlotte at 6/1, Elizabeth at 7/1 and Victoria at 10/1.   Even the familial name of Diana has short odds on the list at 13/1.

And the only boy’s name ranking under 10/1 in Australia is James at 6/1.

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CNN is reporting that Ladbrokes are saying “we’re bracing ourselves for an almighty payout, but living in hope that history repeats itself and there’s a little boy on the way.”

The odds went short on the royal couple having a girl baby after numerous suspicious reports were leaked to media, but despite the rumours, the Duchess has claimed that she does not know the gender of her second child.  Sportsbet have the odds at 1.53 for a girl to 2.37 for a boy; a fair difference in the consensus on a global scale.

Entertainingly, the Daily Mail has done a survey on whether Brits and Americans want a baby girl or a baby boy with boy saying they want a girl having already enjoyed their bouncing baby boy royal Prince George.  Today we’re going to do the same here and ask you what you would prefer as the next royal, and what you would like to see her called.


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Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

  1. How ironic that the post I received immediately above this one on my facebook was of children picking through debris in an African slum, just to survive. However, I do wish the little prince or princess well whatever they choose to name him/her.

  2. The post I read before this was one about a southern woman saying. “Well, isn’t that nice”. ah the synchronicity of life. Lol

  3. Really I don’t care. They can call the little one whatever they like. Get off their backs and give them their private space. So long as all is well.

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