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Royal baby name options range from Alexandra to Hashtag
It's certainly busy outside of St. Mary's Hospital in London, but there's one thing missing from the Lindo Wing: The royal baby.
Prince William appears calm, playing a game of polo days before his first-born child is set to arrive, but the rest of London is not quite as patient as the father-to-be. Officials have not released the baby's due date, according to The Associated Press, so the whole country -- and world -- has been left guessing.
Representatives from a betting company arrived outside of the hospital Friday sporting green onesies with baby masks and fake crowns. Don't be fooled, this is not time off. The company brought along a chalkboard with baby name predictions written in pink and blue chalk. Alexandra (one of Queen Elizabeth's middle names) and Charlotte hold the top spots for girls names while George (the name of The Queen's father) and James reign as the top boys names. Of course, there are the not-so-serious names, like Pocahontas for a girl and Hashtag for a boy.
Kate Middleton and Prince William will have to prepare for a bigger crowd of media outlets setting up stepladders and camera equipment outside of the hospital. NBC News in London has had a calendar taped to the wall of due date predictions since the beginning of July.
All of London remains a hospital waiting room, its citizens akin to impatient family members. Soon enough, the betting company's chalkboard -- and the wooden easel placed outside Buckingham Palace -- will reveal the royal baby's name.