Royal baby name: Odds slashed on Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's third child being named Alice

Sophie Williams
More people are choosing Alice as the potential new royal baby name: Chris Jackson/Getty Images/PA

There has been a spike in the number of people choosing Alice as the potential name for the new royal baby.

According to Ladbrokes, Alice is currently twice as popular a choice than any other names for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child.

The royal baby is expected to arrive in April with the odds of it being a girl now just 10/11.

Mary is still the most popular choice for a girl while Albert is the first choice should the couple have a boy.

However with the recent spike in people opting for Alice, betting companies have been forced to slash the odds of Kate giving birth to a baby girl named Alice to 6/1.

Royal baby name betting odds

Ladbrokes March 19, 2018

Mary - 4/1

Alice - 6/1

Victoria - 8/1

Albert - 12/1

Arthur - 12/1

Alex Apati from Ladbrokes said: "'Mary' remains the 4/1 favourite as things stand, but it won't be long before 'Alice' takes over at the head of the market."

Alice has been a previous favourite when Kate was pregnant with Charlotte in 2015. Queen Victoria’s second daughter was named Alice and was known for being a patron of women’s causes and devoting a lot of time to field hospitals.

Last year, Alice came 23rd in a list of baby popular baby names.

While Mary is one of the Queen’s middle names and it was also her grandmother’s name.

However the name isn’t too popular and now no longer appears in the list of top 100 girls’ names in England and Wales.