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Top baby names for Britain's little Prince

23 JULY 2013 Following the happy news that Kate Middleton has welcomed a little Prince, HELLO! Online takes a look at some of the baby names Prince William and Kate are most likely to choose for their son— scroll down to see list.

 



Ladbrokes odds:

George — George has been the consistent frontrunner for the male heir with odds running around 12/1. There have been six King Georges reigning over England, including the present Queen's late father who was born Albert but chose to be named King George after his coronation. 5/1

James — The name has strong royal ties, with two English Kings and six Scottish Kings named James. 2/1

Charles — Prince William and Kate may want to pay tribute to Prince William's father, Prince Charles, in the form of a middle name. There have been two Kings of Britain named Charles, with the name deriving from the French word for "Manly".  20/1

Harry — Another possibility is that Prince William will pay tribute to his brother, Harry, whose name is used as a nickname of Henry and Harold and means "home ruler". (Henry 5/1)

Philip — The royal baby's middle name could honour William's grandfather, Prince Philip, who recently celebrated his 92nd birthday in June. 10/1

Alexander — Alexander has been a popular choice for several weeks, but the royal baby wouldn’t be the first Alexander Cambridge in the royal family. Major-General Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George Cambridge was the 1st Earl of Athlone and husband to Princess Alice of Albany (a granddaughter of Queen Victoria).  10/1

Richard — William and Kate might opt for a traditional royal name, like Richard, for their firstborn child. 16/1

Louis – The royal couple may choose Louis for their little boy’s name, honouring Prince Louis Alexander of Battenberg who married the granddaughter of Queen Victoria and was grandfather of the Duke of Edinburgh. 16/1

Arthur – This name would pay tribute to King Arthur, the legendary British leader who led the defence of Britain against Saxon invaders in the early 6th century. A 21st Century King Arthur  may be a possibility. 16/1
 
 
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