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What will the royal baby's name be? The latest odds and predictions for Kate Middleton's third child

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It's been announced that Kate Middleton has given birth to a baby boy, of course, we are beyond excited to welcome the newest addition of the royal family.

As the whole globe waits in anticipation to see what The Duchess Of Cambridge will name her third child, speculation over the name she will pick is running rife.

Will she follow suit with traditional names like 'George' and 'Charlotte'? Will she pay homage to someone from the the Royal Family? Perhaps she will go rogue and pick a moniker from our unusual baby name list...

Royal baby name predictions and betting odds 

These are all the names that are tipped for Kate and William's third child...

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Arthur is the most popular boy's name, with bookies estimating a five in one chance of Kate and William setting on this moniker. 

Meaning: 'Bear', maybe a nod to a brave disposition... or perhaps Cheryl's little one! 
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Albert is another favourite, with current odds at 9/1. 

Meaning: The name is Anglo-Saxon and means "noble and bright".
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In homage to Prince Philip perhaps? This noble moniker has been given the odds 14/1. 

Meaning: In Greek, the name means "Lover of horses".
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Perhaps William's brother will be the inspirtation behind the royal baby's name? 

Meaning: In English the meaning of the name Harry is "ameaning home or house protector"
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The name Henry has been given the odds of 16/1 to be given to the royal tot

Meaning: From the Germanic name Heimirich which meant "home ruler", composed of the elements heim "home" and ric "power, ruler".
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This name has grew in popularity thanks to to George and Amal Clooney. 

Meaning: Like Alexander the Great, this is now thought of as a noble and mighty name, meaning ‘defending men’.

When will the royal baby's name be announced?

Traditionally, the name of the latest royal addition is kept under-wraps for a few days - it is thought the moniker needs to be signed off by a few members of the family before it's official.

William and Kate took two days to announce both George and Charlotte's names, informing the Queen of their choice beforehand. Mark and Zara Tindall waited six days before revealing their daughter's pretty name on Twitter. Mike tweeted, "For everyone who has asked what our daughter's name is, it's Mia Grace Tindall."

Princess Beatrice's name was unveiled two weeks after she was born and in 1982, Prince William's wasn't announced for seven days. 

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