Baby Sussex is here! Bets on whatthe couplewill name their first child are flying in, but anyone who put money on the tot being a girl is out of luck! Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan welcomed a son on Monday (May 6).
People seemed absolutely convinced the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were set to welcome a baby girl. Coral betters were putting chances of Meghan giving birth to a girl at 1/2, versus a boy at 6/4. Considering the amount of speculation on girls’ names, the betters have made their hopes clear! But male names – like Arthur, James and Edward – were also top contenders.
According to Ladbroke’s, Albert is the current favourite, with 1/3 odds. It’s followed by Arthur at 11/3 and Alexander at 8/1. James comes in fourth with 10/1 odds.
As tension over the baby’s birth grew over the past 48 hours, fans became convinced Harry and Meghan could name their potential daughter Ivy. That’s the name of Jessica Mulroney’s daughter, who was a flower girl at the royal wedding last year. According to Ladbroke’s, the plant-inspired name was winning with 7/4 odds.
The modern royal couple decided to do their royal birth their own way, keeping most of the details under lock and key. Perhaps this also means they’ll go with a slightly unorthodox name for their baby, veering from royal favourites and choosing something less common, as Princess Anne did with her daughter, Zara Tindall.
Buckingham Palace and HELLO! royal correspondent Emily Nash announced Meghan’s labour on Monday morning (May 6). It will likely be a week or so before the world finds out Baby Sussex’s name. Perhaps they’ll go with a flower-themed name for their child, given Meghan’s love for blooms and, of course, the nickname mom Doria Ragland had for her as a kid: Flower.