December 4, 2012
Bookies reveal royal baby name favourites

Prince William and wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge prepare to board a plane in Calgary on July 8, 2011. (LYLE ASPINALL/QMI Agency Files)

Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge are likely to call their baby Frances or John, according to British bookmakers.

On Monday, the royals confirmed they are expecting their first child together and the news sparked speculation about what the couple will call the newest heir to the British throne.

Bookies in Britain have touted Frances and John as the most likely names, with odds of 9/1, while Charles, Victoria and George are currently second favourites at 10/1, according to bookmakers William Hill.

However, fans hoping the baby will be named after Prince William's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, could be in for disappointment - the name is an outsider at 12/1.