What will royal baby's name be?

Updated 10:10 PM ET, Mon July 22, 2013
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The first child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Catherine, was born on Monday, July 22. Speculation is rife as to what name they will choose for the new heir to the British throne. Chris Jackson/Getty Images
The British royal family tends to opt for very traditional names, often referencing monarchs of the past. Queen Elizabeth II is seen here in 1951 with Prince Philip, and a young Prince Charles and Princess Anne. OFF/AFP/Getty Images/FILE
George is the current front-runner should the new baby turn out to be a boy. There have been six previous King Georges, the most recent being the current queen's father -- though he was known by friends and family as Bertie. Getty Images/FILE
Prior to the birth announcement of a baby boy, Alexandra was hotly-tipped as the frontrunner should the baby be a girl, with Charlotte running in second place and Victoria -- after Queen Victoria -- as third favorite. Keystone/Getty Images/FILE
Before Catherine gave birth to a baby boy, experts said Diana could be a potential middle name if the new arrival was a girl, in tribute to Prince William's mother -- the baby's grandmother -- who died in a car crash in Paris in 1997. AFP/Getty Images/File
Certain choices are believed to be off-limits as first names -- Edward is unlikely to be picked, since King Edward VIII caused a scandal in 1936, abdicating the throne in order to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson. Central Press/Getty Images/FILE
In recent years some minor royals have moved away from "regal" to more fashionable modern choices. Queen Elizabeth II's grandson Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn named their daughters Savannah and Isla. Chris Jackson/Getty Images/FILE
British bookmakers also took bets on some more unusual names, including Alberta, perhaps in recognition of the Duke and Duchess's hugely successful trip to Canada in 2011. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images/FILE
You can even wager -- at odds of 500/1 -- that William and Kate will name the royal baby Elvis, after a monarch of a completely different kind: the "King of Rock 'n' Roll," Elvis Presley. Keystone/Getty Images/FILE