The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have chosen the names Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor for their firstborn.
The baby’s name was announced on the couple’s Instagram profile together with a photo of the baby with the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and Megan Markle’s mother, Doria Regland.
There were many who never imagined the Royal Couple would choose these names. Although Prince Harry and Meghan have not announced whether Archie is short for Archibald, the fact remains that Archie is a derivative of this name.
Archibald is from the German ‘ercan’, which means genuine, and ‘bald’, which means valorous. This name had become popular in Scotland in the Middle Ages.
Harrison, on the other hand, means son of Harry, son of Prince Harry.
Harrison has English origins, but became popular in the US in recent years.
Various celebrities and popular persons have this name, include Star Wars’ Harrison Ford, George Harrison of the Beatles, and the 23rd President of the United States, Benjamin Harrisonn.
No British Monarch, however, has ever had the names Archie or Harrison.
Although some members of the Royal Family do not use a surname, Archie Harrison is to have the surname Mountbatten-Windsor.
In 1917 George V had chosen Windsor as the surname for the Royal Family. It had been decided during a meeting of the Privy Council in 1917 that male descendants of Queen Victoria should carry the Windsor surname.
Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh had decided in 1960 that some of their descendants could be distinguished by the double-barrelled Mountbatten-Windsor surname.
At the request of Prince Harry and Meghan, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor will not be given any title by the Queen.
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