As the Royal Baby’s due date looms, bookies aren’t just frothing over gender but have now turned their attention to the name.

The Duchess of Sussex is expected to give birth sometime this month and, while she and Harry have decided not to find out the bub’s sex, the hot odds are that it’s a girl.

UK bookies Ladbrokes have tipped Grace and Diana as strong front-runners but it seems another name is quietly rising through the ranks: Allegra.

The name, of Italian origin meaning cheerful or joyous, is currently sitting as the sixth most likely for Baby Sussex.

“We’re scratching our heads as to why we’ve seen so much interest in Allegra, but the bets are coming in thick and fast and it’s been by far the most popular pick of the month with punters,” Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said.

The Queen’s name, Elizabeth, is also another heavy-hitter with bookies.

When it comes to boy’s names, Arthur is at the top, followed by Philip, James  and Albert.


Interestingly, Princess Diana Arthur and Albert were names she politely declined.

Watch this space.


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