Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black’s baby will be named after his dad, according to bookmakers

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black’s unborn child will most likely be named after Daley’s father Robert, bookmakers have decided.

Robert Daley died from cancer in May 2011 at the age of 40, when the Olympic medallist was just 17.

Current odds have the name at 9/4, far ahead of the next favourite for a boy’s name, James, which stands at 6/1.

PLYMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08:  Tom Daley, (second from right) follows the coffin carrying his father, Robert Daley as it leaves St. Mary's Church on June 8, 2011 in Plympton, England. British diving champion Tom Daley's father, Rob, who was 40, died on 27 May after a long battle with brain cancer.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Tom Daley at his father Robert’s funeral (Getty)

Daley, 23, and his Oscar-winning husband, 43, announced they were expecting a child on Valentine’s Day.

The most popular choice if the baby is born female is Charlotte, at 10/1 – which is unsurprising, considering Prince William and Kate Middleton’s daughter’s name has risen in popularity since her birth.

Bookies seem near-certain that the child will be a boy, as five of the top seven most likely names being typically male, with Oliver, Richard and Chris all apparently in the running.

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black

Rated ever so slightly lower down, there are some aquatic-themed names for the former Olympic diver’s child.

Ursula is rated at 200/1, with Nemo, Poseidon and Splash all standing at 250/1.

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