Twitter Reacts To The Royal Baby’s Name! Find Out The Meaning Behind Archie Harrison HERE! – Perez Hilton
Welcome to the world, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor!
As we reported, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry debuted their baby boy to the Queen — and the realm of social media — on Wednesday, revealing that
According to nameberry.com, Archie is a name of German origin meaning “truly brave” and is quite popular in the U.K.. It might also have a special meaning in the royal family…
Interestingly enough, a woman told The Sun back in January that she saw Harry and Meg’s nephew Prince George out playing with his sister Princess Charlotte and their grandmother Carole Middleton. The woman claimed that George started petting her dog, so she asked the 5-year-old what his name was. She recalled:
“To my astonishment, he said, ‘I’m called Archie.’”
Huh. Maybe Archie isn’t that unusual for the royal fam after all? Or was little Georgie just giving us a big clue?
Archie’s middle name, Harrison, has a very literal meaning: nameberry.com writes that Harrison is a “boy’s name of English, Aboriginal origin meaning ‘son of Harry.’” No explanation needed there.
As for Mountbatten-Windsor, this has been the last name of the queen’s male-line descendants who do not have royal styles and titles, and is a combination of her surname and husband Prince Philip’s adopted surname of Mountbatten.
The couple has not confirmed whether Archie is a formal name or a nickname of Archibald. It has, however, been reported that Meghan and Harry have chosen to opt out of giving Archie a courtesy title: while the newborn could have been known as the Earl of Dumbarton, his title will instead be “Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.”
Sounds just as fancy to us!
Most of social media, meanwhile, is still having trouble getting past “Archie.” See some reactions to the royal baby’s name reveal (below)!
Ummmm…they named the Royal Baby…ARCHIE?
What in the hell….?
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) May 8, 2019
Archie Harrison walking into the royal parties with his unique name to greet his cousins that all share the same five names pic.twitter.com/Vd9OzxHBYT
— E 💫 (@whatimreadings) May 8, 2019
the royal baby’s name is Archie? just Archie? Or short for Oluwaarchie ?going to need clarification
— R1+O (@r1finesse_) May 8, 2019
Archie arriving to the royal family gathering with his 25% African-American pic.twitter.com/bOYRFHmlU3
— jordan🥀 (@JordanxHouston) May 8, 2019
Damn, Archibald Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor sounds royal AF. Archie of Sussex about to be walking around like pic.twitter.com/OR9iM8VrnE
— Minntality (@Minntality) May 8, 2019
Of course, plenty made connections to the Archie comics character — including Riverdale show-runner, Roberto Aguirre Sacasa:
— RobertoAguirreSacasa (@WriterRAS) May 8, 2019
they deadass named the red-headed royal baby Archie pic.twitter.com/d0JVcGjwq1
— kristen (@Kristen_Bremer) May 8, 2019
Others drew comparisons to the character from BBC children’s series Balamory, who many argued was the first royal Archie because he lived in a pink castle:
Nothing but respect for my royal Archie pic.twitter.com/AQGar1fwTY
— Joshua Harris (@joshuaharris34) May 8, 2019
Archie the royal baby once he inherits a castle, paints it pink and follows his life dream of becoming an inventor pic.twitter.com/cQGNjjKRG7
— Ben (@ben_jhunt) May 8, 2019
The world approves!
[Image via WENN]
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