Bookies give odds on favourite for Murray baby name


BOOKIES are betting that Andy Murray and Kim Sears’ baby will be named after Murray’s mum – offering best odds that the newborn will be called Judy.

Ladbrokes are offering 8/1 odds that the new child will be named Judy or Judith, after Murray’s tennis-coaching mother.

But for those willing to take a more risky bet, the bookmakers are also offering big odds on other tennis-inspired names.

Odds are 33/1 that the baby will be named Amelie, after Murray’s current coach, and 50/1 that he will name his child after Wimbledon rivals Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer.

The longest odds are at 100/1, on him naming his child Tim, after former UK number one Tim Henman, but just 20/1 that they will have twins.

Murray went on a winning streak after his wedding
Murray went on a winning streak after his wedding


And for those in it for the long haul, the bookies are offering 500/1 odds that Murray will pass his sporting prowess onto the child, and it will go on to become Wimbledon champ.

Murray and Sears announced the news that she is pregnant through his agent on Thursday.

The pair were married at Dunblane Cathedral in April after meeting then years ago at the 2005 Junior US Open.

It has been reported that Sears has recently had her 12 week scan and the pair are expecting the child in February, meaning that gamblers will be waiting another seven months to see returns on their bets.

Judy Murray may have improved her own odds by saying in a magazine that she was “really looking forward to being a granny.”

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Anyone who thinks Murray Jnr is a Wimbledon champion in waiting will win enough to cover strawberries and cream for all of SW19.

“The odds suggest we shouldn’t entirely rule out a champion doubles team either.”

He added: “As for the name, if they keep it in the family it will be game, set and match for the bookies.”