Following Tuesday’s announcement that Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria is engaged to marry her long-time boyfriend Daniel Westling, the bookies have been taking wagers on the name of their first child.
The odds on favorite if the child is a boy is Gustav or Oscar, and for a girl Alice or Desireé. All four are popular names among Swedish royalty over the decades.
A much longer shot is the boy’s name Glenn, at 250 to 1.
The Swedish press is full of the news today. Newspapers have page after page with background on the new royal couple.