IT IS set to be the hot topic of conversation at watercoolers all around the country for much of the coming year - the name of the Duchess and Duke of Cornwall’s first child.
Bookmakers are offering odds of 9/1 on the favourite John if it’s a boy with Charles and George following close behind at 10/1. Phillip and Richard are both given odds of 12/1.
If the baby is a girl the top name is Frances, also at 9/1. That’s followed by Victoria at 10/1, Anne and Diana at 12/1 and Mary at 14/1.
Bookmakers say Rupert and Oliver are the least likely boys names you can bet on, while Matilda is the least likely girl’s name.
Unlikely baby names
The topic of unlikely baby names trended yesterday on Twitter with the hash tag #unlikelybabynames one of the most searched for terms.
Users of the social network put forward such toungue and cheek names as Princess Consuela Banana Hammock - a reference to Phoebe’s name-change in friends.
Other suggestions included naming the newborn after actress Barbara Windsor, Wiggo (Bradley Wiggins’ nickname), tax embroiled coffee shop chain Starbucks and X-Factor judge Tulisa.
Spoof Twitter accounts
While Prince William and Kate Middleton’s child may not have been born yet, it is already on Twitter - in parody form.
Within hours of Buckingham Palace confirming the news of the Duchess of Cornwall’s preganncy a number of Twitter accounts were set up.