Royal fans are backing William and Kate’s third child to be a baby girl called Alice, early money suggests, according to Ladbrokes.
Alice is currently the firm favourite at 7/1, while other names mentioned include Arthur (10/1), Victoria (10/1), Alexandra (12/1), Albert (14/1) and Philip (14/1).
“The early money suggests punters would love to see Kate and Wills welcome another little girl into their family, who is called Alice. It should come as no surprise to see fairly normal yet regal names top the betting,” a Ladbrokes spokesperson said
“Royal watchers have been convinced over the last few weeks that an announcement was coming, and we’re paying out with a smile that their hunch was bang on the money.”
William Hill also make Alice the favourite to be the name of the couple’s third child, with Elizabeth and James both 10/1.
You can also get 50/1 on the couple naming their next arrival Donald. Which seems a little unlikely!
“Most of the names towards the top of the betting are ones which have been popular the last two times around and we expect they will be again,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
Paddy Power has installed Alice, Arthur and Henry (10/1) as joint favourites for the next royal baby name choice.
There’s a 4/1 chance that the couple are expecting twins next summer, while triplets remain an outside chance at 50/1, the bookies say.