Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo have welcomed a baby girl into their family. So, what do you think the couple should call her?
Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have welcomed a daughter, who was born on Saturday at London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, according to Buckingham Palace. Though Edo already has a son from a previous relationship, Wolfie, who lives with the couple in the UK, this is the couple’s first child together.
“Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their daughter on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 23.42, at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London,” the Palace said in a statement.
“The child is six pounds and two ounces in weight.
“The grandparents and great-grandparents of the new baby have all been informed and are overjoyed. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the entire hospital staff for their excellent care.
“Her Royal Highness and her child are doing well, and the couple is looking forward to introducing their daughter to Christopher Woolf, her older brother.”
What will Princess Beatrice’s daughter be called?
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo can choose from a variety of names, ranging from the traditional Elizabeth to the more unusual, such as her sister Eugenie’s choice of Autumn for her first child.
However, the most recent odds give a good indication of the type of name she’ll choose.
“Given Beatrice and her sister’s names are a little different than the norm for the royals, it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see a new moniker introduced for their daughter, and also with an Italian twist,” said Jessica O’Reilly of Ladbrokes.
“Punters are leaning toward Matilda and Florence, but we can’t rule out a nod to Her Majesty or Grandma Fergie.”
Matilda is 4/1 with Ladbrokes, Florence is 9/2, and Arabella is 5/1.
Cecilia is also available at 5/1, while Elizabeth, named after her grandmother, is available at 7/1.
With Betfair, Sarah is the early joint 8/1 favorite to be the name of the new Royal Baby.
There are plenty of Italian names on the list, as a nod to husband Edoardo’s Italian heritage, with Anna second favourite at 10/1, Maria at 12/1, and Rosa at 14/1.
“Royal Family fans will be delighted to hear the news that Beatrice has welcomed her first child into the world, a bouncing baby girl – and Sarah is the early 8/1 favourite, a nod to her mother Sarah the Duchess of York,” said the bookies’ spokesperson Sam Rosbottom.
“With Edoardo’s father hailing from Bergamo, we’re guessing the happy couple’s name will have an Italian flavor.” Anna, the second favorite at 10/1, Maria, at 12/1, and Rosa, at 14/1, suggest they may deviate from the Royal Family’s traditional British names.”
Princess Beatrice’s Baby Name – full list of latest odds (Ladbrokes):
Matilda – 4/1
Florence – 9/2
Arabella – 5/1
Cecilia – 5/1
Francesca – 6/1
Elizabeth – 7/1
Emmeline – 13/2
Madeleine – 13/2
Clementine – 8/1
Grace – 9/1
Sarah – 9/1
Allegra – 10/1
Ottilie – 10/1
Giovanna – 12/1
Delilah – 12/1
Marina – 12/1
Rose – 12/1
Gabriella – 12/1
Nicola – 12/1
Sarah – 12/1
Isabella – 14/1
Phoebe – 16/1
Ophelia – 20/1
Philippa – 20/1
Summer – 20/1
Autumn – 25/1
Winter – 33/1