Here's the Possible Meaning behind the Royal Newborn Baby’s Name

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby boy, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, will not carry a royal title, as decided by his parents and announced on their Instagram account.

Prince Harry, 37, and Meghan Markle, 37, recently declared their first child’s name on their Instagram account, only a few days after his birth. The post included a photo of Markle presenting her son to the Queen at St. George’s Hall at Windsor Castle.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor,” read the post.

BEHIND THE NAME

Although it is uncertain as to why “Archie” was chosen, royal sources believe that the duke and duchess simply grew fond of the name, signifying their independence from tradition. Additionally, the name is German in origin and means “genuine,” “bold,” and “brave.”

Harrison literally means “son of Harry” and was most likely chosen as a tribute to his father. The royal couple also decided not to give their son a royal title, indicating their desire for their child to be a ‘private citizen,’ hence Archie will be known as a ‘Master.’ 

Baby Archie made his debut on Wednesday at St. George’s Hall in Windsor Castle where he was cradled in Harry’s arms along with Markle by their side, both beaming with happiness.

Harry once confessed that he “wanted out” of the royal family, and would have enjoyed being Captain Wales in the Army, instead of a prince.

ARCHIE’S AROUND THE WORLD

Archie, although not having British royal connotations, was the 18th most popular name for boys in England and Wales in 2017, and 34th in America. 

Baby Sussex presented to the world for the first time. | Source: Getty Images

Baby Sussex presented to the world for the first time. | Source: Getty Images

Among those who share the same name are Archie Panjabi from “The Good Wife,” Archie Andrews from “Archie” comics, and “Archie Mitchell” from the BBC soap “EastEnders.” Furthermore, Prince George disclosed that his nickname is also Archie after speaking to a dog walker this year.

PRESENTING THEIR BABY TO THE WORLD

Baby Archie made his debut on Wednesday at St. George’s Hall in Windsor Castle where he was cradled in Harry’s arms along with Markle by their side, both beaming with happiness.

“Parenting is amazing. It’s only been two and a half days, but we’re just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy,” said Harry.

A few hours after Archie’s birth, an announcement took place in front of the Buckingham Palace, disclosing the baby’s weight and health.

 
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