Princess Beatrice’s newest arrival into the Royal Family could break with tradition by being given a more continental name.
Bookmakers are reportedly at odds over the name of Princess Beatrice’s new baby with some favouring the more traditional royal names and others thinking it could be more Italian influenced.
Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have yet to announce the newest royal’s name, leading to speculation the name could be unique compared to other royal children such as Prince William and Kate Middleton’s.
It is customary for royals when naming children to the current monarch. Many bookies prefer Elizabeth’s name.
However, some have names honouring current and past royals such as Princess Anne and Princess Margaret, while others have odds on Italian names due to Mozzi’s heritage.
According to the OnLine Betting Guide: “There is some disagreement between bookmakers as to the names that might be chosen with some favouring Royal names like Elizabeth, Anne or Margaret, whilst others are seeing support for Italian influenced names like Florence, Clementine and Giovanna.
“Punters like to consider names with connections to the family too, with her Grandmother’s name Sarah and option and Elizabeth, her great grandmother and Queen’s name also highly favoured.
“It is a wide-open market and the choices are wide of course.”
The current front runners are Elizabeth, followed by Sarah in tribute to Princess Beatrice’s mother Sarah Ferguson and Mary.
It is possible that the name will include a mixture of traditional and Italian names. Bookies may also consider names like Florence Sarah, Elizabeth Giovanna or Mary Ferguson.
Steve Madwick, editor of Senior News Editor – OLBG.com, said: “Royal Names and Family names are being favoured at the bookmakers right now, With Elizabeth the clear favourite at 5/1 but Sarah in honour of her Grandmother is close behind at 6/1.”
The name of the new royal baby is not the only one market open for punters with bookmakers having odds for where Princess Beatrice will make the announcement.
The name of the baby was announced by Princess Eugenie, her sister.
Although Princess Beatrice doesn’t have an Instagram account, she is active on Twitter @YorkieBea. This makes the social network the favourite among bookies.
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Bizarrely, bookies have listed one of the first social media platform’s MySpace at a 100/1 shot.
It is possible that Princess Beatrice will make an announcement anytime now.