UPDATE: Coral has now suspended betting on the name of the Royal baby altogether. On Wednesday a spokesman told the Huffington Post UK: "Alarm bells were set off after several bets in the Berkshire area and having slashed the odds, first to 12-1 and then 2-1, we made the decision to suspend the betting."
Royal parents-to-be William and Kate may be keeping mum on the sex of their baby, but bookmakers have taken a surge on bets for the name Alexandra.
A spokesman for Coral bookmakers told The Sun: “We have been inundated with bets on Alexandra.
“It’s the second biggest surge since we were forced to suspend bettering on the couple having a girl.”
While a spokesman admitted the bookmaker had been taking bets for a royal arrival throughout the Jubilee celebrations, betting “went through the roof” when Prince William accepted a babygro while on a tour of Cambridge.
In March, it looked like Kate had let slip of the sex of the baby as she accepted a teddy bear from a member of the public during a tour of Grimsby.
She was overheard telling the well-wisher: "Thank you, I will take that for my d..." before stopping herself.
Sandra Cook, 67, who was in the crowd next to Kate, told the Times: "I said to her, 'You were going to say daughter weren't you?' and she said, 'No, we don't know'. I said, 'Oh I think you do', to which she said, 'We're not telling'."
The 31-year-old appeared to backpedal recently, explaining during a trip to Glasgow on April 4 that she and William “have a shortlist for both [boy and girl] but it’s been very difficult.”
Kate, who is due to give birth in mid-July added: “My friends keep texting me names.”