Royal baby boy name - where to put your money

Lawrence Kim
April 27, 2018

The baby son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge could be named after the mythical King Arthur - if punters are to believed.

William Hill's Rupert Adams said they had a very busy day with bets totally nearly £100,000 placed by punters, with the 2-1 favourite Arthur and second place James 4-1, best backed.

The odds firmed on Arthur after a mystery punter placed a whopping $10,000 bet on the name not long after the birth.

So while Ethan, Logan and Jaxon were all popular a year ago, they are unlikely to be bestowed upon the younger brother of Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

1 NEWS Europe Correspondent Joy Reid has the latest.

Historian Judith Rowbotham predicted William and Kate would pick Philip for the new baby prince, in tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh.

Jessica Bridge from Ladbrokes said: "It's the A-Team leading the way now with Alice and Arthur the joint favourites to be the moniker Kate and Wills opt for".

The moniker has a strong royal pedigree as it is one of the middle names of both Charles and William. Former prime minister David Cameron has a son called Arthur.

By choosing Albert or Bertie for a boy, William and Kate would be honouring Queen Elizabeth II's father, George VI, who was actually Albert Frederick Arthur George but always known to his family as Bertie.

People from around the world have been taking to the social network to offer some very tongue-in-cheek ideas on what the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge might decide to call their newborn son.

As the Royal baby name wait goes on, observers will no doubt look into the history books in search for the couple's motivation.

A Prince Freddie of Cambridge would have a historical link to the 1st Duke of Cambridge.

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