Bookies offer odds on name for baby of South Shields Little Mix star Perrie and Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - with Sunderland-born Jordan Henderson and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp as potential namesakes

Bookies have announced odds on the name of South Shields Little Mix star Perrie’s baby.

By Ross Robertson
Monday, 10th May 2021, 4:02 pm
Perrie has is expecting a bundle of joy with her partner Ox
Perrie has is expecting a bundle of joy with her partner Ox

Edwards has been in a relationship with Liverpool FC footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain since early 2017.

After the announcement, bookmakers Betfair gave odds on their choice of name, with Eleanor (5/2) and Henry (5/2) as favourites for the girl and boy options.

Little Mix band members are represented - Jessica is 9/1, Jade 14/1 and Leanne (spelled traditionally) 20/1.

All four of the baby's grandparents' names are there, with Alexander (Perrie's father) short at 15/2. The others - Wendy (33/1), Mark (33/1) and Deborah (50/1) are longer priced.

Jurgen, after Oxlade-Chamberlain's manager at Liverpool is a rank outsider at 100/1 - while a nod to his Sunderland-born skipper Jordan Henderson is 16/1.

Betfair spokesman Sam Rosbottom said: "Little Mix fans were overjoyed to see Perrie Edwards follow her band-mate Leigh-Anne Pinnock in announcing her pregnancy.

"Ellie is the name of Perrie's best friend at a 5/2 that is the favourite girls' name - while Henry, also at 5/2 is a nod to Arsenal fan Oxlade-Chamberlain's hero growing up, Thierry Henry.

"We back the couple to go somewhat more traditional with their choice - however, Perrie's Little Mix bandmates are all represented in the girls' list, the favourite of the three past and present members being Jessica at 9/1."

Perrie is the second member of the girl group to announce a pregnancy this month.

Earlier in May, Leigh-Anne Pinnock revealed she is expecting a baby with footballer fiance Andre Gray.

The odds in full:

Girl

Eleanor – 9/2

Amelia – 7/1

Isla – 9/4

Jessica – 9/1

Lily – 15/2

Mia – 11/4

Jade – 14/1

Leanne – 20/1

Wendy – 33/1

Deborah – 50/1

Boy

Henry – 5/2

Alexander – 15/2

Noah – 11/4

Benjamin – 7/2

Louis – 8/1

Jordan – 16/1

Teddy – 20/1

Patrick – 25/1

Mark – 33/1

Jurgen – 100/1

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