All on Allegra: Royal Baby fans spark gamble on surprise name

You could’ve got odds of 100/1 about the Royal Baby being called Allegra at the start of the week. But a right Royal gamble has seen that price take a tumble into just 12/1 as of this morning.

That means Allegra is now the sixth most likely moniker for the sprog, making it a more likely option than classics such as Albert and Victoria!

It still has some way to go to topple the favourites, though. Grace and Diana continue to lead the way at 6/1 apiece; ahead of 8/1 shots Arthur and Elizabeth.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “We’re scratching our heads as to why we’ve seen so much interest in Allegra, but the bets are coming in thick and fast and it’s been by far the most popular pick of the month with punters.”

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

Nick Murphy

Nick is a graduate of the UEA where he doubled up as the sports editor of the student newspaper. He supports Dagenham & Redbridge and previously edited the matchday programme at Victoria Road. Darts and Horse Racing are among his other favourite sports.