Corgis race to determine the name of William and Kate’s second child

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LONDON, England – So just how does a royal couple choose a name for their second child?

According to, Prince William and Princess Kate could hold a Corgi race, with the winning pooch getting the naming rights to their baby, due in April.  But just in case the royal couple doesn’t have time to stage such a race, British oddsmaker Ladbrokes did it for them.

Ten Corgis, 5 male and 5 female,  squared off in the “Barkingham Palace” Gold Cup. Each pooch had a very royal name on his or her race attire. Corgis are the favorite dog of Queen Elizabeth II, the baby’s grandmother.

And the winner? Alexandra! Camilla came in a close second with Victoria in third. For the boy names, Spencer took first place, with James and then Boris coming in second and third.

In case you are wondering, according to Ladbrokes, Elizabeth is the current favorite name for a girl. James is a strong contender for a boy. The royal baby’s name attracts the most bets across the United Kingdom, with the birthday also getting lots of action.
The most popular date so far is April 21st, since that is the Queen’s birthday.

At a visit to a London children’s center March 18, Kate confirmed her due date was mid to late April.

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