Bookies reveal unusual choices for royal baby name

Royal Visit

Published at 2:56pm 7th May 2019. (Updated at 2:59pm 7th May 2019)

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Could we be getting a Wayne, Barry or Gareth?

After all of the excitement surrounding the birth of the new royal baby - the speculation grows as to what Harry and Meghan will name their new arrival.


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their new son had been born yesterday, but didn't give away any on hints in what they'll call him.

It's also not yet known whether the new arrival will have a royal title.

Royal watchers are keenly awaiting what the new Baby Sussex will be named - and the bookmakers have been quick to lay out what could be the most likely options.


Traditional names like James and Arthur are among the bookies' favourites at 4/1, along with Alexander.

Spencer is among the names punters are flocking to - the name would have greater significance of Harry as it is the maiden name of his mother, the late Princess Diana. It's now available at 5/1, with its odds shortening throughout Tuesday.

Albert (6/1) and Philip (10/1) are also among likely contenders, along with Oliver - the most common baby name for a boy in the UK last year (12/1)


According to the bookies, it's a little less likely that Harry and Meghan will plump for a name already in use in the Royal Family - Edward is at 20/1 along with Henry (Prince Harry's original birth name), while you can get Charles at 25/1 and Andrew at 40/1.

William is even further back at 50/1.

Keeping with the historic theme, Ladbrokes have the likes of Alfred at 25/1, Frederick and Francis at 40/1 and Winston at 50/1.


Most of the choices so far have been traditional - but if Harry and Meghan choose to plump for something a bit more unusual, Ladbrokes are offering odds on a few more outlandish choices.

If Meghan chooses something to reflect her American heritage, Barack could be an option at 100/1 - after former President Barack Obama.

What about James, Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue's suggestion...

As for the current guy in the White House - you can place a flutter on Donald at 200/1.

For British politicians, Jeremy is available at 150/1, while Boris is also a long-shot at 250/1.

After England's World Cup success last year, Harry and Meghan could choose Gareth for their new lionheart in honour of Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate - that's available at 100/1.

And could we be about to get a new royal baby called TyroneWayne or Barry? You can get Tyrone at 200/1 and the other two at 250/1.

Harry and Barry - that does have a ring to it...

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