What will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle call royal baby? Here are bookies odds on top names

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex has announced that they are expecting their first child next year and bookmakers are already taking bets on what it will be called. 

While the gender of the royal baby is not yet known, that hasn’t stopped people from rushing out to try and guess its name. 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting a baby in Spring 2019. Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting a baby in Spring 2019. Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

With odds being offered on everything from more traditional names – such as Diana, after Harry’s mother, if its a girl, and Philip, after his grandfather. 

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To the more bizarre and unlikely – including a name inspired by Game of Thrones, Doris and even Barry. 

Here are the bookies odds for the royal baby name according to Oddschecker: 

Top 10 boys’ names

James – 9/1 (Betway)

Albert – 10/1 (Ladbrokes/ Coral)

Arthur – 10/1 (Ladbrokes)

Phillip – 10/1 (Coral/ Ladbrokes)

Alexander – 16/1 (Betfair/ Paddy Power)

Edward – 16/1 (SkyBet/ BetVictor/ Betfair/ Paddy Power)

William – 16/1 (BetVictor)

Henry – 25/1 (SkyBet/ Ladbrokes/ BetVictor/ Betfair/ Paddy Power/ Coral) 

Harry – 40/1 (BetVictor)

Top 10 girls’ names

Diana – 6/1 (BetVictor)

Victoria – 8/1 (Ladbrokes/ Coral)

Alice – 12/1 (SkyBet/ Ladbrokes/ Betfair/ Paddy Power/ Coral) 

Elizabeth – 12/1 (BetVictor)

Mary – 16/1 (Betfair/ Paddy Power)

Emily – 20/1 (SkyBet)

Grace – 20/1 (SkyBet) 

Mary - 33/1 (SkyBet)

Olivia – 33/1 (SkyBet)

Doria – 40/1 (BetVictor)

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Most unlikely names

Tyrone – 66/1 (SkyBet)

Boris – 100/1 (Betway)

Theresa – 100/1 (SkyBet, Ladbrokes/ Coral)

Denny – 150/1 (SkyBet) 

Jed – 150/1 (SkyBet)

Barry – 200/1 (SkyBet/ Betfair/ Paddy Power)

Doris – 200/1 (SkyBet)

Joffrey – 500/1 (SkyBet/ Betfair/ Paddy Power)

Royal baby coming 2019

Announcing that Meghan was pregnant this morning, Kensington Palace said in a statement: ‘Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019.

‘Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.’ 

In response to the royal baby news, Prime Minister Theresa May said: ‘My warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the happy news they are expecting a baby in the spring. Wishing them all the best.’