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There's already a petition to call the royal baby Brexit because of course there is

“To celebrate the UK's glorious exit from the European Union, Kate and William should call their third child, ‘Brexit'.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have just announced they’re expecting their third child, and it feels like some welcome good news after a divisive few years.

So what’s a nice patriotic name the majority of the general public can get behind?

Almost immediately after the royal announcement was made, a petition appeared on change.org asking the royal pair to call their latest offspring Brexit.

What could be more British than that?

The petition’s creator, a so-called “Fred Rogers”, argues the name “will help Britain secure trade deals as we gain our independence again”, which would probably make the newborn the youngest envoy in royal history.

The petition is urging the UK parliament, which returns to session on Tuesday, to consider the name.

But at the time of writing it only had a modest 13 signatures.

Because if the tax-payer has to fund the royals, they should get a hand in naming them, right?

Plus, it’s pretty much gender neutral, which is very 2017.

On a slightly more realistic note, betting shop William Hill has Alice on 8/1 and Arthur at 12/1.

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