Kate Middleton Baby 'To Be Named Alexandra, Expected To Be Born On July 17'

The betting on the Duchess of Cambridge's firstborn has reached fever pitch

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It would seem that Brits love a flutter, as bookies are reporting a considerable amount of bets being placed on various aspects of Kate Middleton and Prince William's first child's arrival - with the most fancied name, date and even weight being revealed.

William Hill have reported that Alexandra is the most betted-on name, revealing that the public are expecting a girl.

“With a market like this we would expect to see a couple of serious gambles as the date of the birth draws ever closer but as it stands we have not seen a massive rush for any one specific (barring Alexandra as the name) which makes us think that we probably have a couple more weeks to wait yet,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Kate Middleton and Prince William a few weeks ago (WENN)

Charlotte, Elizabeth, Diana, Victoria, Mary and Eleanor are also popular choices, with George the only male name in the fourteen top-ranked options.

Odds of 1/2 can be found for the baby being a girl, with 6/4 for a boy.

Mid-July is looking like the most anticipated time for the birth, with the 17th in particular the current favourite on 9/1. July 15th, 16th and 18th are all at 10/1 - and you can get odds of 28/1 that the Duchess will go into labour as early as tomorrow (July 1).

Even the weight has come under scrutiny - with punters expecting the royal sprog to come in at between 7lbs and 7lbs 15oz.

Are you one of the people who has placed a bet on Kate and Wills' firstborn? What did you bet on?!

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