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William and Kate's baby's possible name will have special meaning for the Royal family

Rodolfo Vieira
Apr 12, 2018
09:59 A.M.
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People have grown accustomed to seeing the Royal Family plastered all over the newspapers, but, recently, the headlines have been piling up.

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Not only because of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding, which is going take place on May 19, 2018, but also because Kate Middleton is close to giving birth to a new member of the family.

It is still unknown whether the baby will be a boy or a girl, but people are already taking advantage of it by placing wagers on possible names, as reported by People.

When parents choose a name for their baby, there is usually a meaning behind it, and the Royal Family is no except in that matter. In fact, the most popular names for the Royal baby come from relatives.

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Ladbrokes, a bookmaker, advanced that Alice and Mary are currently the most popular choices. Both names are favored at 5-1, while Arthur and Albert are the top picks when it comes to a male name with 12-1.

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According to the source, most people believe that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will have a daughter, and that Alice will be the chosen name because it was Prince Philip's mother's name.

The name Philip is also in the race but with lower odds, at 16-1. Still, if the baby were to be named Philip, it would follow a tradition because Prince William's full name is William Arthur Philip Louis.

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As reported by People, William Hill, another bookmaker, declared Mary as the most obvious pick for a girl, ahead of Alice at 3-1 and Victoria, which comes in third place at 8-1.

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But the baby's name is not the only matter being waged on; people are also betting on when Middleton will give birth. The odds of the baby being born this week are 2-1, while next week is at 3-1.

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