What Will Princess Beatrice Name Her Daughter? Bookies Predict Moniker Will Be A Nod To Baby's Grandmother
Now that Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have welcomed their first child together — a daughter! — fans are wondering what she will name the tot.
Betfair believes that the child's moniker will be a nod to her grandmother, Sarah Ferguson, as that is a favorite with odds of 8/1. Anna and Emily are also in second place with odds of 10/1.
Since Mozzi is Italian, Maria and Rosa top the list with 12/1 and 14/1 odds, respectively.
"Sarah is the early 8/1 favorite, a nod to her mother Sarah the Duchess of York," Sam Rosbottom, who is a Betfair spokesperson, said. "We are tipping the happy couple to have an Italian flavor with their choice of name, with Edoardo's father hailing from Bergamo. The likes of Anna at 10/1 second favorite, Maria at 12/1 and Rosa at 14/1 suggest they could break from traditional British names usually favored by the royal family."
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Ladbrokes is also predicting an Italian name, with Matilda taking the lead at 4/1, followed by Florence at 9/2.
"It should come as no surprise to see that punters are backing slightly more unusual names for the new royal baby given Beatrice and her sister's monikers," Jessica O'Reilly of Ladbrokes said. "Matilda and Florence are proving popular names at the top of the betting, along with other Italian inspired choices such as Arabella and Giovanna."
On Monday, September 20, the 33-year-old and her hubby announced the exciting news.
"Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their daughter on Saturday 18th September 2021, at 23.42, at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London," the palace shared. "The baby weighs 6 pounds and 2 ounces. The new baby’s grandparents and great-grandparents have all been informed and are delighted with the news."
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"The family would like to thank all the staff at the hospital for their wonderful care. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well, and the couple are looking forward to introducing their daughter to her big brother Christopher Woolf," the statement continued.
Princess Beatrice's sister, Princess Eugenie, sent well-wishes to the couple via Instagram, and supposedly Ferguson has already met the little girl.
"She is absolutely over the moon," a source said of how the author is feeling about her newest grandchild.