Based on past protocol, an announcement on the name can be expected tomorrow. In recent weeks, Mary had become the clear favorite with Britain’s betting public. With the arrival of a boy, bookmakers have refreshed their odds.
Arthur appears to be the universal favorite, leading the way with three major British bookmakers, while James, Albert and Thomas are also proving popular.
Arthur, one of the most popular names for boys at the turn of the 20th century, began to decline in popularity in the 1920s. In recent years it has made a comeback, returning to the top 30 in 2016. Albert and Thomas have also seen recent a surge in popularity, while James has never fallen out of the top 20.