It’s a boy! Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of their baby son! While we await news of his name, in property terms which are the most valuable, or familiar of the bookmakers’ favourites?
Properties sold on streets bearing the names Albert, Isabella, Diana and Alexander all attracted average sales prices in excess of £220,000 in the last year, yet all the top names fall below the current average UK house price of £226,000.
Victoria is the most popular girls’ name for a street, while Albert is the most popular among boys’ names. More than 3,000 and 1,200 sales respectively were recorded on streets with these names in the last 12 months. This compares to fewer than 50 sales on streets with the names Isabella and Diana. Alexander is the least prominent boys’ name, accounting for just 130 sales.
Based on the current odds, Christopher, Daniel, Harry, Phillip and Joseph make up the top 10 favourites for a boy.