The British are all excited about the imminent birth of the newest member of the Royal Family. Meghan Markle is due sometime in the spring, but the Royal couple has not officially shared anything much more than that.
Prince Harry has considered the child to be "our little bump," but the bump is getting pretty big!
19659003] The Duke and Duchess of Sussex claim that they do not know the gender of the child, and maybe they do not. But then again, maybe they do and they are just remaining mum about Baby Sussex. (19659004)
A lot! One of England's new favorites is the booking of the name of the future heir. Yes, he or she will be a heir to the throne, seventh in line following his or her father Prince Harry. Although you do not have to be a Brit to wager in. There are online booking sites.
Current odds on Ladbrokes for gender are even for a boy right now and 8/11 for a girl. Odds for what day of the week Baby Sussex will be born 5/1 across the board. As for the time of day, well. . . we will not get into that one. But, they are also showing odds for the possibility of twins at 3 / 1.
If the baby's a boy
The public's favorite boy names include Albert and Philip, each receiving 12/1 odds right now on Ladbrokes. Alfred and James come in 16/1, Alexander has 20/1 odds, and Charles and Edward are lower down at 33/1 odds. The Daily Mail shares Arthur and Edward as favored names for a boy
Every name considered, son or daughter, will be steeped in British tradition, despite the baby's mum being an American. No doubt if the baby is a boy, it will be welcomed by all of England, but for whatever reason, the country seems to want a baby girl
A little girl's name
Odds are, and Brits most likely want a daughter to be named Diana after Harry's late mother. The current Ladbrokes odds are 6/1. Victoria is running closely behind at 8/1. Alice at 12/1, Elizabeth and Mary at 16/1, and Alexandra or Grace at 20/1
The Daily Mail 1 odds for the name Diana. She would not be the first daughter of this generation of Royals honoring the late Princess. Prince William and Kate Middleton's daughter Charlotte's middle name is Diana.
Remembering Princess Diana
The former Princes of Wales was no longer a princess when she died after a tragic accident on Aug. 31, 1997. She was only 36, and her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, were 15 and 12 (just about to turn 13), respectively. Diana was 12 years younger than Prince Charles
It was a happy time in Britain when Charles and Diana were married in 1981. But it was a strained marriage from the onset, partly because of the difference in age and part , because the Prince remained in love with Camilla Parker Bowles, his second wife. Amid royal scandal, Diana and Charles divorced in 1996.
England continued to love Diana none-the-less and continue to mourn her 21 years after her death. There is little doubt that the country would welcome a new Diana, wholeheartedly.
As such, while we are not in the betting game, we are going with odds for the name of Diana for a daughter. If the baby is a boy, our best guesstimate is the name of Arthur