All eyes on are London as we await the name Prince William and Kate Middleton have chosen for their delicious royal baby boy! The proud new parents have thanked hospital staff for their tremendous care, however, they stayed mum on monikers for their little prince. But the bets are on! So far, betting agencies have taken in over 1.5 million dollars on baby's name alone.
Here's what the bookies are hinting at:
A spokesperson for Ladbrokes (a betting agency in the U.K.) told CNN Money that they're taking in an "average of 900 bets an hour on the baby's name, a record for royal-related betting." The big money is on James, George and Alexander as big-time possibilities, while names like Arthur and Henry are a bit further off. The Ladbrokes spokesperson said, "James is the red-hot favourite."
Betting agency Paddy Power thinks that George is the red-hot choice that Wills and Kate will go with. Currently, the name carries 6/1 odds. Alexander carries 18/1 odds, James carries 11/1, the name Henry carries 20/1 odds and Arthur and Albert came in with 33/1 odds.
But don't be too surprised if we have to sweat this one out waiting for the big name reveal. When Prince William was born, Princess Diana and Prince Charles waited a full week before settling on a name and when Prince Charles was born, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip waited a full month before choosing a name for their first-born.
So, what are the hopefuls Wills and Kate will have to choose from? There's a long list of male names on both sides that would be adorable for a little prince, but powerful enough for a future king. Here are the names we love:
James — inspired by Kate's younger brother, James Middleton
George — inspired by Queen Elizabeth's late father, King George
Spencer — inspired by William's late mother, Princess Diana's, madien name
Frances (or Francis) — inspired by Kate's father, Michael's, middle name as well as the King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland
Phillip — inspired by William's grandfather (and husband of Queen Elizabeth), Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh
Henry — inspired by Prince Harry's given name, Henry
Alexander — inspired by the King of Scotland, King Alexander
Richard (or Richie) — by Prince Edward's full royal given name, Edward Antony Richard Louis
Charles — inspired by William's father, Prince Charles, as well as Princess Diana's youngest brother, the ninth Earl of Spencer
Louis — inspired by Prince William's royal name, William Arthur Philip Louis
Andrew — inspired by Prince Charles' younger brother, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York
Harry — inspired by William's brother, Prince Harry's informal nickname
Christian — inspired by Prince Andrew's royal given name, Andrew Albert Christian Edward
William — inspired by first-time daddy William, as well as Kate's brother, James', middle name
Arthur — inspired by Prince William's middle name
Albert — inspired by Prince Andrew's royal given name, Andrew Albert Christian Edward
David — inspired by the fact that Queen Victoria believed that the royal family members were direct descendants of King David
Michael — inspired by Kate Middleton's father, Michael Middleton
Albert — inspired by Prince Harry's royal middle name, Henry Charles Albert David
Edward — inspired by Prince Charles youngest brother, Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, as well as Princess Diana's father, Edward Spencer, the eighth Earl of Spencer
What do you think William and Kate will name their son?