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What will Princess Eugenie call her baby? These two names are favourites!

The royal is expected to choose a traditional baby name

Sophie Hamilton

We're all bursting with excitement about another royal baby here at HELLO!  Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank are expecting their first child in early 2021 and fans are already discussing the gender and possible baby names.

We've got a big hint at the possibilities from betting site Betfair, who have revealed that two names are frontrunners for the royal cherub – and they are super cute and traditional.

Betfair spokesperson Darren Hughes said: "Punters seem to think that a traditional royal name is on the cards, and Alice and Arthur lead the betting as 8/1 joint-favourites."

Oh how sweet, a little Alice or Arthur! We definitely approve.

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Darren added: “Other names in the running for a girl include Celia at 10/1 and Augusta at 14/1, with Diana, after her late aunt, at odds of 20/1.

"Popular boys names in the betting include Henry at 10/1 and Thomas at 14/1, while Boris is an unpopular-looking 200/1. It appears unlikely, however, that the princess will name the child after her sibling, as Beatrice, which is currently at odds of 100/1."

Other possible baby names are Victoria at 18/1 and Albert at 20/1. If it's a girl we predict Sarah or Beatrice could appear as a middle name after her mother or sister!

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SEE: The £8 John Lewis teddy bear slippers Eugenie used for her sweet Instagram post

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The couple are expecting a baby in early 2021

The betting firm also released odds on the birth month of the royal baby, with January being the heavy favourite at 11/10. February has odds of 2/1, March is at 5/1 and April is 10/1.

Eugenie and Jack announced their happy news in an official statement which read: "Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank are very pleased to announce that they are expecting a baby in early 2021.

"The Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York, Mr and Mrs George Brooksbank, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are delighted with the news."

On her own Instagram page, Eugenie shared two photos and added: "Jack and I are so excited for early 2021..." The pictures showed the couple holding up a pair of John Lewis bear slippers, while they happily smiled towards the camera in the second snap.

READ: What Princess Eugenie can expect during her first pregnancy

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