Princess Eugenie: Royal experts discuss possible baby names
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Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank announced the arrival of their first child, a baby boy today (February 9). The couple’s happy royal baby announcement was shared by Buckingham Palace this afternoon. But what name have the couple decided to give their son?
Princess Eugenie gave birth to a son at 8.55am on Tuesday, February 9, at The Portland Hospital in central London according to Buckingham Palace.
The announcement reads: “Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie was safely delivered of a son today, 9th February 2021, at 0855hrs at The Portland Hospital. Jack Brooksbank was present.
“The baby weighs 8lbs 1oz.
“The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Duke of York, Sarah, Duchess of York, and Mr and Mrs George Brooksbank have been informed and are delighted with the news.
“This is Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s first child, The Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York’s first grandchild, and the ninth great-grandchild for The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”
The new baby boy is the Queen and Prince Philip’s ninth great-grandchild, replacing Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor as the youngest great-grandchild in the Royal Family.
He will be 11th in line to the throne, pushing Prince Edward down to 12th place.
The Earl of Wessex’s children James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise will move down to 13th and 14th, respectively.
Baby Brooksbank will be a second cousin to the child of Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall, Prince William and Prince Harry.
Arthur is the favourite name for Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s newborn son, according to bookmakers.
Ladbrokes puts the chance of the royal baby being called Arthur at 5/1 odds.
This is followed by James at 6/1 odds and Frederick, Edward and Albert at 8/1 apiece.
There are also 10/1 odds at the baby being called Albert, Hugo or Alfred.
Andrew is an outsider at 25/1 to be the moniker chosen by the new parents.
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According to Ladbrokes latest betting odds for royal baby names are as follows:
- Arthur 5/1
- James 6/1
- Frederick 8/1
- Edward 8/1
- Albert 8/1
- Hugo 10/1
- Alfred 10/1
- Alexander 10/1
- Tarquin 12/1
- Henry 12/1
- Philip 12/1
- Charles 12/1
- Hugo 14/1
- George 14/1
- Thomas 14/1
- Harry 16/1
- Humphrey 16/1
- Andrew 25/1
- William 25/1
- Horatio 25/1
- Bradley 33/1.
Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, was quick to share her delight at the news.
She said following the announcement: “I am so excited by the news that Eugenie and Jack are expecting their first child.
“Thrilled for them both and in my 60th year cannot wait to be a grandmother.
“Welcoming a new baby into the York family is going to be a moment of profound joy.”
Social media users have been making their own guesses at what the new Baby Brooksbank will be called.
On Twitter, one person wrote: “Baby Brooksbank, congratulations to Princess Eugenie and Jack. My name guess is Theodore/Theo, what’s yours?”
Another person tweeted: “I’m secretly hoping they’ll use Philip as one of the names as it’s Prince Philip’s 100th birthday this year in June and it’d be so cute, his great-grandson born 100 years after him”.
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