Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their child any day now and there is endless speculation to what they will call their first child. According to Brittish bookmakers, a new favourite name emerged in recent days.
After a few weeks ago bookmakers stopped accepting bets on royal baby gender, with predictions going heavily on a girl, attention was switched to baby’s name. Since Prince Harry is considered to be quite traditional the most popular were Victoria, Alice and Grace. And of course Diana, just like Harry’s mother.
However recently new name emerged close to the top. It’s Italian name Allegra, which was reportedly the name Princess Diana would’ve chosen if she had a daughter. According to Evening Standard report in 2004, Diana wanted a baby daughter with her surgeon lover Hasnat Khan and the princess told a confidante that she wanted to call her baby Allegra
Allegra has become so popular among bettors that odds for it were recently slashed from 100.0 to 13.0.
“’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,” Ladbrokes spokesman told Daily Mail.
It’s also worth noting that Harry and Meghan’s child, who will be seventh in line to the throne, is extremely unlikely ever to be king or queen, meaning the couple have more freedom with their choices.
Royal baby name odds (updated on May 2, 2019)