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The Bookies Have It Wrong On The Next Royal Baby Name

News of the Duchess of Cambridge’s third pregnancy has swept across the nation this week and, amid congratulations and joy, comes speculation over the newest addition to the House of Windsor.

We’re thrilled and excited about the newest royal baby and can’t wait for them to take up their place next to Prince George and Princess Charlotte. We do wonder though, what will the next British Royal Family birth certificate look like?

Our prediction is another girl, just like Kate’s own happy family of a brother and two sisters. The Middletons are a close family and aunt Pippa is sure to play a big role in the life of any of her nieces and nephews. Skip forward 25 years and we might even see the new addition also stealing the stage at her big sister’s wedding. With the royal child’s impeccable and elegant genetics, you can almost bet on it.

Next to the important matter of a name. If Kate’s next child is indeed a girl, then many of the obvious choices are already gone. The British tradition is to take established aristocratic names but big sister Charlotte Elizabeth Diana is already named after some of the Royal Family’s most charismatic and popular female figures.

The bookies are currently excited about the idea of Alice as a daughter’s name, but we’re not convinced. It’s the name of William’s great-grandmother on Prince Phillip’s side but the family line was never close. The Duke and Duchess outwitted the odds twice before with their baby names and we think they’ll do it again.

We’re betting on Victoria for a second daughter. She’s the last of the major female royal figures that shaped Britain to be remembered in the names of the Cambridge children. And having done her duty and noted her husband’s relatives we think Kate might sneak in her own name in the middle. Catherine has a long history as a royal name and (sorry, not sorry) but Granny Carole (Middleton)’s name just wouldn’t cut it in glamorous high-society circles.

If Kate’s next child is a boy, then we might see Henry sneaking in (after all, it’s Prince Harry’s given name) but our money is on James (20/1 at Betway). It’s a good, strong, kingly name within the history of the British monarchy. It’s also the name of Kate’s younger brother.

If you’re looking for a serious long-shot bet, you could consider backing Kensington (named for the palace the Cambridges just moved into). After all, if conception location-related names are good enough for modern royalty like the Beckhams, then who is the future king to argue? We quite like Ken for short. No? But you can bet the odds would be amazing!

Joking aside, we want to send our own congratulations to the Duke and Duchess at this exciting time. We wish them all the best for a safe, happy and healthy pregnancy in the months to come.

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