The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced in February that they had been anticipating their second little one, and through their March interview with Oprah Winfrey, they shared that they’re having a daughter.
In accordance with most U.K. betting companies, Diana is the present favourite child identify, with 5-1 odds on the Coral platform, 4-1 on Betfair and Paddy Energy, and 3-1 on Betway and William Hill.
“Diana is the clear favourite in our market now, ever since Harry and Meghan confirmed that they might be having a child lady,” Coral spokesperson Harry Aitkenhead said in late March. “We’re satisfied it’ll function someplace within the identify, going 5-1 that it’s the new arrival’s first identify.”
Royal insiders reportedly doubt that the couple would identify their daughter after her late grandmother. What’s extra probably is that Diana might function as a center identify a la Princess Charlotte, whose full identify is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.
Bettors are additionally gravitating towards many names that begin with “a,” probably because of the couple’s alternative of Archie for his or her son. These embrace Alice (14-1 on Betfair, and 16-1 on Coral, Betway and William Hill), Alexandria (8-1 on Coral, 12-1 on Betway), Allegra (11-1 on Betfair and OddsMonkey), Abigail (14-1 on Betfair) and Anne (25-1 on Coral and Betway).
Different common bets embrace Elizabeth, Grace, Emma, Greta, Molly, Isabella, Emily and Victoria. And identify predictions on the lower-odds finish of the spectrum embrace Markle’s mom’s identify, Doria, and nods to public figures like Oprah, Kamala, Camilla and Ivanka.
Bettors weren’t significantly profitable when it got here to predicting the identify of Harry and Meghan’s first little one. Whereas there have been some bets on the identify Archie, it was nowhere close to the highest of the lists. Nonetheless, different “a” names like Arthur, Alexander and Albert had been seen as probably contenders, so folks weren’t fully off observe.