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Baby Sussex: the boy’s names tipped by the bookies

Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex
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His dad says no decision has yet been made on a name so for a while, at least, we can keep on guessing at the choice of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for their son who arrived as dawn was breaking on May 6th 2019. Harry and Meghan’s baby boy, seventh in line to the throne, will have the courtesy title of Earl of Dumbarton but, let’s face it, we’ll all still just use his first name. And what might that be? Here are the bookies’ tips for what Baby Sussex will be called.

The frontrunners

It’s a closely packed field for a boy’s name and just edging out in front, at the moment, is James which is sitting at 7/2 with some bookmakers. Running it a very close second are Arthur and Alexander which are averaging at 5-1 right now.

Names to keep an eye on

Also in close contention, if we believe the bookies, is Philip while Charles, Oliver, Albert and Henry are all nudging into contention too with most attracting odds somewhere of 12/1. Middle of the field sees more traditional royal names including Edward and Richard coming into play while William has shorter odds right now as a Sussex pick than Harry.

The longshots

At the far end of the scale, Donald, Boris and John are all 250-1 tips while Nigel and Tyrone are 200-1. Barry, Bradley and Wayne are also firmly in the longshots category with odds ranging from 200-1 to 100-1.

Edging its way forward

But many royal watchers on social media have their eye on a name coming in on average at 25-1 with the bookies. Spencer is getting a lot of love as a baby name for the new seventh in line to the throne right now. Watch this space.



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Lydia is a writer, blogger and journalist. She's worked in the media for over twenty years as a broadcast reporter, producer and editor as well as feature and online writer. As well as royals and royal history, she's a news junkie and podcaster.