With a rumoured baby on the way for Louis Tomlinson, it looks like he or she may be named after a royal...

We’re still shocked about the news that Louis Tomlinson is set to be dad, but it still hasn’t stopped our minds from working overtime and wondering what gender the baby will be and what Louis is going to name him or her!

Top of the list of odds for the first One Direction baby, who is believed to be due around the new year, is 12-1 it’ll be a boy with the regal name Harry. It’s also the same first name as his bandmate Harry Styles. Keeping it in the family!

If the newborn is a girl, it’s likely that it’ll be given another royal tag with the name Charlotte, which is currently at odds of 12-1.

Third in line is another royal name – William, which is 16/1 alongside Liam, the name of Louis’ bandmate and close pal Liam Payne.

Other names thought to be possibilities include some X Factor references – Dermot, Cheryl, Louis and Simon. No surprise that Louis’ former bandmate Zayn isn’t in the mix, especially after their Twitter fall out after Zayn left the band in March.

Similar bets currently taking place include who will be the next One Directioner to become a dad with Liam being in the lead at 11/10 and Harry next at 2/1.

Louis, 23, is said to be expecting a baby with LA-based stylist Briana Jungwirth, 23, who he was spotted out with numerous times in May. While the pair aren’t believed to be in a relationship, it’s believed Louis plans to be a part of his child’s life.

‘Louis is really excited about becoming a dad,’ a source said, ‘It was obviously a surprise but they are both really happy. Louis and Briana have spent a lot of time together and are really close.’

The shock news comes just four months after Louis split from long-term girlfriend Eleanor Calder, who he dated for over four years.

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