With odds makers they bet on the traditional names Arthur, Philip or Albert for the royal baby, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry surprised the world with their choice of Archie Harrison for their first-born.
Archie, the shortened version of Archibald, is of English and Scottish descent, “composed of the Germanic elements ercan, meaning” real “and bald, meaning” brave “or” brave, “according to the UK Baby Center website.
Harrison seems to be a nod to father Harry in the meantime, because the name comes “from a surname, which means ‘son of Harry’.”
Although the official meaning behind the name of baby Archie has not yet been revealed, royal insiders told The Sun that Meghan, 37 and Harry, 34, “may have liked the name”, indicating that it was American born Meghan another time and Harry wanted to break with tradition. As previously reported, it is believed that the baby could have dual nationality and perhaps even an American babysitter.
Baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor does not receive a royal title like his older cousins Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – the children of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
The baby joins a list of famous Archies, including the famous red-haired Archie Comics character, Riverdale’s own Archie Andrews (based on the character) and Amy Poehler and ex Will Arnett’s 10-year-old son.
The baby, who was born on Monday, made his official debut Wednesday with his parents and was later introduced to great-grandparents Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at Windsor Castle. Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, was also present.