Wednesday, July 3, 2013

UK: Royal Baby's Name

Kate Middleton still doesn't know whether she's having a boy or girl, but bookies are already betting on names "Alexandra" and "George."
 Expectant royals Kate Middleton and Prince William will likely soon be choosing their baby's name and they will likely be more conservative than Kim Kardashian and Kanye West who named their baby girl North West.
While William and Kate do not yet know the sex of their unborn child — who isn't due until July 11 — bookies are already betting on the heir to the throne's name.
"Bookies William Hill say their punters are expecting Kate’s first child to be female," reports The Week. "As for names, Alexandra and Elizabeth are the favourites for a girl while George and James are favourites for a boy."
CNN royal contributor Victoria Arbiter says royals choose "dynastic names; names with a sense of history" that will provide the "elements of continuity that the survival of the monarchy depends on."
Arbiter predicts "Alexandra Elizabeth Frances Mary for a girl and George Philip Arthur Charles for a boy."

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