Royal baby name: What are the odds?

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by CBS News / Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on July 23, 2013 at 9:16 AM

What's in a name? A lot, if you're a soon-to-be-born royal heir.

Bookmakers are taking bets on Prince William and Kate's first son-- its hair color, weight and, of course, its name.

We took a look at the odds on prospective royal baby names.

Betters seem to be favoring the name George, which currently carries 6/1 odds on Paddy Power. There's also Alexander (18/1), James (11/1), Henry (20/1), Arthur and Albert (both 33/1).

Ladbrokes also has George as its top boys' name, with 10/1 odds. Alexander is listed at 20/1, with Richard and Louis at 25/1 and Charles, Edward and David all at 33/1.

The public likely won't learn the baby's name right after it's born (Prince Charles and Diana waited a week before announcing William's name, and Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip took about a month to name Charles), so there's still time to make some predictions.

While a name may not come immediately, we already know what his fficial title will be -- His Royal Highness Prince or Princess [Name] of Cambridge.

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