What are the odds-on betting favorites for Princess Eugenie’s baby name?

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During the Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancies, there were always multiple articles about the “odds-on” favorite baby names. Gambling is a huge industry, and people gamble on anything and everything involving the Windsors. With Kate’s pregnancies, many of the bets about Charlotte’s name were dead-on. I think I even said it would be Charlotte? But very few people predicted George and Louis’s names. I bring this up because we’ve got another pregnant princess and people are placing bets on the names yet again:

Speculation around Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s name choice for their royal baby is heating up! The couple is expecting their first child in early 2021, and three names are the frontrunners when it comes to betting odds. According to BetVictor in the U.K., the name Alice is the top prediction for a baby girl, while Arthur and Henry are currently tied when it comes to boys’ names — all three with 9/1 odds.

Alice would have a special family significance to Princess Eugenie, as it was the name of her grandfather Prince Philip’s mother. Both Arthur and Henry are common within the royal family as well — Henry is her cousin Prince Harry’s real name, while Arthur is a middle name of Prince William, Prince Charles and Prince Louis (and currently belongs to the son of Kate Middleton’s sister, Pippa).

Other top predictions for a name should Princess Eugenie and Jack welcome a girl are Grace (14/1), Victoria (14/1), Alexandra (14/1), Diana (18/1) and Isabella (22/1).

When it comes to boy names, top betting odds belong to Thomas (12/1), Godfrey (14/1), George (18/1) and Charles (20/1).

[From People]

I was too young to really pay attention to Fergie’s pregnancies, so I have no idea what kind of energy there was around Beatrice and Eugenie’s births and their names, but I feel like Andrew and Fergie sort of went out in left-field for their names. Granted, “Beatrice” and “Eugenie” are names that have appeared in the royal family line generations ago, but I’m not sure they were the top-predictions. I feel like Eugenie might go royal-historical and yet off-beat, like her parents did. Which means NO on George, Charles, Diana and Victoria. Way too obvious, Andrew hates his brother and Kate already named her first-born George. I always think Grace should be in play, and I could see Alexandra being in play. Godfrey is… maybe not the one? Thomas, I could see. I bet Eugenie will use her parents’ names for the middle name. Like, Alexandra Sarah Elizabeth Brooksbank. Or Thomas Andrew Philip Brooksbank.

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  1. Snuffles says:

    Totally forgot she was pregnant. Couldn’t care less.

  2. Becks1 says:

    Well, we all know how bad am I at guessing names, lol, but I’ll say one thing – its definitely not going to be Diana.

    ETA I can see them using Elizabeth or Phillip.

  3. Flamingo says:

    If it’s a girl, my bet is on Eloise. Similar ring as Eugenie, and quite popular in the UK this year. For a boy, I’m going Elliott. For some reason, I’m really feeling an E name.

    • Lucky Charm says:

      Ha, me too! I was thinking Eleanor or Edmund.

    • Spicecake38 says:

      I’m also feeling an *E* name-at least for a girl.Is Emily royal enough?It is such a pretty name that never goes out of style.Emmeleine?Emma?
      Don’t have a guess about a boy name.
      Forgot she was pregnant,actually…but wish them the best.

  4. Redgrl says:

    If she has half a brain she won’t put Andrew in there if it’s a boy. I get he’s her dad, but that would be a lousy legacy for the child not to mention bad optics… Off topic – can’t stand those wedding photos where the women are looking adoringly at the men and the men are looking at the camera.

  5. Mignionette says:

    So apparently Jack’s pa was in hospital ICU with COVID…… very interesting as I wonder if that is what led the RR’s to work out that Bill also had it or was exposed at some point …?

  6. What...now? says:

    Let’s not forget Royal Betting agencies, that Jack himself might want a say in what his child is named and give names that are NOT in the royal catalog. Maybe he wants a daughter named after HIS mom or a son with HIS father’s name as a first or one of the middle names. Jeez peas.

    I’m keeping it open and saying that their child has names from BOTH sides of the family. I wouldn’t be surprised if the name was NONE of the one’s suggested.

    I don’t know if Andrew would be a name, again Jack’s name or father or one of his brother’s names could also suffice.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Is Jack’s name “Jack” or is he a “John”?

      • Becks1 says:

        I just looked it up, and his name is Jack Christopher Stamp Brooksbank. His father’s name is George Edward Hugh, if that helps anyone, lol. Wiki also tells me that his mother’s name is Nicola, so maybe Nicholas if its a boy?

      • What...now? says:

        See? Jack’s family has some perfectly lovely names, too! Christopher, Jack, and a brother Thomas. I like Nicholas too for a boy as tribute to his mother.

        I do think if it’s a girl, they will go towards something unexpected like Eugenie and Beatrice were unexpected. I am old enough to remember that the general public did NOT like either Eugenie or Beatrice’s names at first. I believe the UK press was pissed because they were too “French” and also, they sounded like “old lady” names.

        I think the girls have learned to embrace their names, so I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw an “Eloise,” or “Zoe” or “Matilda” or something else unusual–but then go very traditional for the middle names.

        It would also please me if “Henry” was one of the names for the baby as a nod to her favorite cousin. . .

  7. BayTampaBay says:

    If they want to go off-beat but stay royal, Stephen would work for a boy.

    FYI: Stephen, King of England (1092 or 1096 – 25 October 1154)

    • Sofia says:

      They could also use John. Rumours are that Diana wanted to name William that but couldn’t because of King John’s actions but Eugenie’s kid isn’t going to see the throne so if she likes it then she can go for it. Plus Jack is often a nickname for John so maybe.

  8. lola says:

    Fergalicious Brooksbank

  9. GuestWithCat says:

    So, they’re going to rummage around in the old royal vault for names? Blow the dust off, slap it on the poor kid? Look, I am fine with traditional names. My own kid has a traditional first name from the white side of the family. Then a family middle name for the ethnic side. I get it.

    But except for the naming of Zara, they all kind of stick to these endlessly recycled royal names. Aren’t they getting kind of self conscious about that in 2020?

    That’s why even though it’s not my favorite choice, I found “Archie Harrison” refreshing. If the Sussexes ever have a second child I would salute them if they picked a name popular in Lesotho. I looked it up and some of the feminine names are gorgeous, (I am assuming I have the pronunciations correct on at least a few of them). Tiaras would melt! Does petty Betty have veto power over the great grandchildren’s names?

    Okay now getting back to this particular couple, zzz. Oops sorry, took a little snooze there. Where was I? Oh yeah the Crookshanks baby name. Excuse me, Brooksbanks. Well, really, I don’t care, do you?

    I mean, going by last year’s Christmas photo ops, apparently the only offspring that matter are the direct heirs. Let’s see…that’s George. And uh…George. George gets all the sharks teeth. George gets to pretend to bake with Great Gran. Was I dreaming that there were a couple of younger kids? Yeah I’m pretty sure there’s just that kid named George….but his friends call him Archie don’tcha know? Go on you can ask him.

    I guess that means it doesn’t matter what you name a royal kid. They will rename themselves to whatever choice throws spare kids under the bus.

    Yea I am salty. Like an old potato chip at the bottom of the bag.

    • Redgrl says:

      @guest – yes, the endless use of the same names gets a bit dull. I remember my mother turning off some PBS show about the War of the Roses saying “I can’t keep track of who’s who – too many Elizabeths and Marys and Margarets and Catherines & Annes!”

  10. Mumbles says:

    I doubt they go with Arthur as that is Pippa Middleton’s baby’s name.

    • AMA1977 says:

      I did not think for a moment about what my cousin’s sister-in-law named her child when we were choosing names for either of ours.

  11. Keroppi says:

    Andrew. Can you imagine?

  12. Amy Bee says:

    Elizabeth for a girl and whatever her father in law’s name is for a boy.

  13. molly says:

    Will and Kate have gone old and traditional, but none of the other grandkids have felt compelled to go that way. Savannah, Isla, Mia, Lena, Archie. All cute names! I hope Eugenie and Jack name the kid whatever they want, without having to google her dead ancestors.

  14. Miss617 says:

    I could see Eugenie going for a non-royal yet pretentious name, like Arabella or Cordelia for girls or Benedict or Maximilian for boys. Then again Jack is simply “Jack” so maybe my predictions should skew less Maximilian and more Max.

  15. Courtney B says:

    Except for the Cambridge kids, the only ones with titles, none of the Queen’s great grandchildren have traditional royal names—Savannah, Isla, Mia, Lena, Archie. It’ll be curious as to whether she goes the choose what you want route or goes more traditional.