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Prince Aethelstan? King Harthacnut? Check out 1,086 years of royal baby names

Side entrance to the London hospital where Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, is in labour July 22, 2013. Sean Mallen, Global News

Amid bookies’ frenzy taking bets on the name of Kate and William’s pending progeny, the odds probably aren’t very good for Eadwig or Canute.

(For what it’s worth, smart money’s on Alexandra or James, Ladbrokes says)

But 1,000 years ago, things would have been different.

Check out more than a millenium of royal baby names in the interactive below – which names reigned longest?

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