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The Secret Meaning Behind Archie’s Unusual Name that Meghan and Harry Wanted to Hide from Us

You must have heard the adage, ‘What’s in a name?’ While this pearl of wisdom may have meant something else originally, we’re taking it out of context and applying it to the newest addition to the Royal family, baby Archie!

Tabloids and social media are awash with news and speculations about Harry and Meghan’s firstborn, among which is the subject of his unconventional name.

As celebrations for the arrival of Baby Sussex continue, some royal fans have been betting left and right on what name the royal parents will choose for their son.

After confirming the Baby Sussex’s gender, the most popular guesses on social media were Alexander, Arthur, Philip, and James.

The couple revealed they chose a short name for their son for the public to remember him easily.

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan made their first public appearance as a family of three on May 8

But after Prince Harry made a statement outside his royal stables to announce the arrival of the baby, fans picked up on what seemed like an obvious clue as to what the young royal’s name could be.

Fans noticed how the two horses in the background had the nametags George and John, and since George is already his nephew’s name, these fans have placed their bets on the latter.

However, it seems we’re all wrong since the royal couple chose a very modern and unconventional name for Baby Sussex! Let us unveil the hidden meaning behind Archie’s full name and why Meghan and Harry chose it.

The First Public Appearance

On May 8, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made their first official public appearance together with their baby. Following their photo debut, the couple also answered the fans’ most enduring question: What is the name of their baby boy?

The couple revealed they chose a short name for their son for the public to remember him easily

Well, it turned out Meghan and Harry named their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor — phew, that’s a mouthful! The name Archie came as a surprise to many fans, especially since it’s not exactly a typical royal name.

While the chosen moniker was a definite deviation from the Royal tradition, fans were more curious to know the reasons they chose Archie as the name for their son. Is there any special meaning behind it? Let’s read and find out.

The Meaning

According to the couple, the name Archie has no real significance apart from the fact that they really liked the name! They claimed they love the sound of it and thought that the name signified a blend of modernity all the while respecting the royal tradition.

The Queen looks excited to meet her grandson

However, some sources reveal there may be a deeper meaning behind Archie’s name that the couple wants to hide from the public. According to their research, Archie may be a short name to a British Royal name “Archibald,” which means bold and brave.

The Connection

Furthermore, the name is a derivation from its Greek origin name “Archon,” which means ruler. The royal experts say Archie’s name is a tribute to his great-grandfather Prince Philip’s Greek Royal lineageMeanwhile, his second name, Harrison, literally means the son of Harry, which signifies his lineage as Prince Harry’s son.

There are also speculations that the name may have been inspired by Meghan’s real name, Rachel. And since Archie is the closest acronym to the Duchess’ birth name, it makes perfect sense to call him Archie Harrison — which literally means Rachel and Harry’s son. Isn’t that just adorable?

While the Duke and Duchess didn’t give him any royal title, Archie is expected to inherit his father’s title in the future. Aside from that, Archie can get a title if Queen Elizabeth intervenes or when Prince Charles becomes a King.

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