As one might expect in a situation such as this, the market is fairly wide open, with the names Isaiah and Indie sharing joint favouritism at 10/1. Kat, Honey and Lily are being offered at 12/1, whilst Jay, Tina, Solange and Matthew are 16/1 shots. More interesting options are Sasha (no doubt a reference to Beyonce’s alter ego Sasha Fierce) and Shawn (which is Jay Z’s real Chrisian name), which are both offered at odds of 33/1.
The couple already have one child, Blue Ivy Carter, who was born in January 2012, so bettors who think that the colour theme may be continued can bet on Rose or Violet at 25/1, Red or Yellow at 40/1, or Cerulean at 66/1. Bettors who like speculating on long-shots can help themselves to Goodhair, Brexit or Donald at 300/1.
If the market about the names of the Carter twins have whetted your appetite for other ‘interesting’ betting opportunities, Paddy Power are happy to provide them. One of the most unusual markets invites bettors to answer the question, ‘When will alien life be proven?’ The Irish bookie is offering 40/1 about 2017, 33/1 about 2018, 25/1 about 2019 and 1/14 about 2020 or later, so they clearly don’t expect it happen for a few years yet.
Yet another market that may be worth looking at (even if only for the sake of curiosity) is one which requires bettors to predict the 2017 winner of Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. For the benefit of those who aren’t familiar with this competition, which has been running in Coney Island in New York City since 1916, it exists to see who can eat the most hot dogs in a certain period of time, currently 10 minutes.
The 2016 Hot Dog Eating champion was Joey Chestnut, who consumed 70 hot dogs to take the title for the ninth time. Paddy Power have installed Mr Chestnut as the 1/3 favourite to win his twenth contest in the 2017 competition, which will be held – as always – on 4 July. Those who wish to oppose Chestnut’s proven appetite for consumption can get odds of 3/1 for the winner being ‘any other’ competitor.
In a world in which many are focusing on the doom and gloom of living in a post-truth, fake-news, two-minutes-and-thirty-seconds-to-Doomsday society, it is nice to see that Paddy Power have retained their famous sense of humour and are doing their bit to keep bettors smiling. Visit Paddy Power today to explore their complete range of novelty markets, and good luck to those of you who choose to get involved in them.