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Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor: Meaning of Meghan and Harry Son's Name Revealed

Junie Sihlangu
May 09, 2019
02:53 P.M.

On Wednesday, Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry introduced their first child to the world. The boy’s name was revealed as Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

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He is the Queen's eighth great-grandchild and his names are quite unique and special.

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the seventh Royal in line to the British throne, has made history as one of the first multiracial Royal babies and the first of both American and British ancestry. His first name is believed to be a shortened version of Archibald.

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According to a number of baby name websites, the name means “genuine,” "true and bold." The name is also unique as it doesn’t appear that there’s any other British Royal who’s ever used it.

The name has been cast as a tribute to Prince Harry's late mother, Princess Diana. One of her ancestors was named Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll, from Scotland.

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The little boy’s middle name, Harrison, appears to be a nod to his father. The website babycenter.com, stated that the name was of English origin and it means "son of Harry."

At the moment, Archie is not a prince and won’t be called "His Royal Highness." His last name was given to the male descendants in line to the throne who have not been given a title.

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However, the boy will likely inherit one of his father’s titles, like the Earl of Dumbarton. It’s assumed that he will simply be known as Master Archie.

But the Queen could decide to honor her great-grandchild with a title. Joe Little, the managing editor of Majesty royal magazine addressed the child’s second name.

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Little stated: "It may well be it's a name that Meghan is familiar with and again that's why they are using it.” He added: "Archie has a British feel to it, whereas Harrison is more of an American name. The first Harrison that springs to mind is Harrison Ford.”

Little shared: "They have [sic] wanted to do something a little bit different, and they have done."

Duchess Meghan’s son was expected to be given more traditional Royal names. Bookies had favored the names James, Arthur, and Edward.

The newborn’s first name was sitting at around 100/1.

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