Royalty By Joe Crilly

Boys Names Finally Being Backed For Royal Baby…Odds On Jack/Jacquie Slashed

After Jack Grealish scored an 85th minute winner for Aston Villa under the watch of imminent father (for a third time), Prince William, William Hill have cut the odds of Jack being the name of the third Royal Baby from 100/1 to 33/1 while the female version of the name, Jackie/Jacquie has entered the betting at 100/1.


Additionally, Hills have finally started to see some money for the boys’ names after weeks of domination at the head of the betting by the girls. Albert, Arthur and Fred have all come in from 14/1, 16/1 and 20/1 respectively to 12/1 and are bothering Mary (3/1), Alice (6/1) and Victoria (8/1).


“The girls’ names have been dominant at the head of the betting leading to speculation that people might know that a girl is on the way however with the due date surely just a matter of weeks away, the boys’ names are starting to attract a bit of cash,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “I imagine that Kate would push back on baby number three being named after a footballer though.”


Name of William and Kate’s third baby: 3/1 Mary; 6/1 Alice; 8/1 Victoria; 12/1 Albert; 12/1 Arthur; 12/1 Elizabeth; 12/1 Fred/Frederick; 14/1 James; 16/1 Alexandra; 16/1 Grace; 16/1 Phillip; 20/1 Alexander; 20/1 Catherine; 20/1 Diana;