Massive gamble on royal baby name sees odds crash from 50/1 to 4/1

Massive gamble on royal baby name sees odds crash from 50/1 to 4/1

One name in particular seems to have caught the attention of punters.

British bookies have unanimously slashed odds on the royal baby being named ‘Spencer’ following a flurry of bets over the last 24 hours.

In a shock twist, bookmakers have cut odds on the name from 50/1 into as short as 4/1, making it now the third favourite for what Harry and Meghan will opt for.

That’s due to a stream of bets on the moniker, with 42% of all bets over the last 12 hours being placed on the out-there choice.

There is royal lineage in the name, however, with Spencer relating to the late Princess Diana’s side of the family.

Elsewhere, bookmakers have installed ‘Alexander’ as the clear favourite for the new royal baby’s name.

That leads the market at 6/1, followed by ‘James’ and ‘Arthur’ which both follow next at 7/1, as the newly weds look set to secure a name as soon as possible.

Oddschecker spokesperson George Elek: "It comes as something of a surprise to see the traditional names such as Alexander and James being amongst the favourites given the speculation that they will choose something 'unusual'.

"Spencer therefore seems more in line, whilst paying tribute to Prince Harry's late mother."

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