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A New Royal: Archie
News Bytes 05/10/2019 34 Comments

New parents Meghan and Prince Harry have announced the name of their son to the world: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

Archie—not Archibald—made his first public appearance Wednesday. He was born Monday at 5:26 a.m. weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces. Mother Meghan calls Archie “a dream” who “has the sweetest temperament.”

Harry and Meghan did not choose an aristocratic title for their son. He is not a prince—but could have been given the title “Lord” before his first name. Instead, he will be known for now as “Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.”

Names are important. The Bible says, “A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches.” (Proverbs 22:1) Of course, the idea of a good name involves more than just the label given to someone at birth: It includes a person’s character and reputation.

Meanings for Archie include “genuine”, “bold,” and “brave.” Unlike many royals, Archie has only one middle name. (Prince Harry’s full name is Henry Charles Albert David.) Harrison means “son of Harry”—probably why they chose that particular middle name.

The baby’s last name recognizes the lineages of both Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip.

Surprise seems to be the most common reaction to the new royal’s name. “A mouthful for him,” says Elizabeth Barker, an Irish tourist, laughing.

Harry says it’s too soon to tell whom the baby will take after. “His looks are changing every single day, so who knows,” he says.

The couple left the photo session to introduce the baby to his great-grandparents, the queen and Prince Philip. The infant is the eighth great-grandchild of 93-year-old Elizabeth, Britain’s longest reigning monarch and the first Anglo-American member of the royal family. Archie is eligible for U.S. citizenship should his parents want him to have it.

(Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, during a photo session with their newborn son, in St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle, Wednesday May 8, 2019. Dominic Lipinski/Pool via AP)

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So sweet! I really like the new royal baby's name.

Royals

The Royal Family Keeps coping my grandma!!! My Dads middle name in William and my uncles Is Richard and Edward and her cats name is Archie!!

This is Clinton V

Very cool.

Garrett v

cool

Awww

So cute!

The baby is so sweet and

The baby is so sweet and adorable!

AAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

I love him! I live in a big family so I LOVE babies!
Question of the day: what would you name your baby, male or female
Mine would be Renee or Hazel. I've loved those names forever!
Fun Fact my middle name is Renee and it means reborn. Also my first name means beautiful and my last name blade so that makes me a beautifully reborn blade which I think is SO true!

(is that bragging? If so I'm not trying to I just thought it's cool)

God bless Archie!

Aww, Archie's so cute! @ Alayna E, I like the names Kayla and James. My first name means "youthful" and my last name means "sparrow", so I'm a youthful sparrow :-)

My first name means

My first name means Hardworking and Industrious! Which I think is true! Not trying to brag

ToLeah P@

LOL that crazy weird!

Brenna G

Aww! So sweet!!
My first name means Lighthouse on a Hill in Irish and Raven like woman in Welsh. I go by the Irish meaning, since I'm part Irish. :)

My first name means noble, my

My first name means noble, my middle name (Deborah) means honey bee, and my last name comes from a word which meant a father deer (buck). So I am noble(true;p), I am sweet but can have a little "sting" now and then (comes from my Irish background LOL!!!), and, while I'm NOT a dad or a deer (;) ), I LOVE to run:)

cool!!!

my last name means from the cliff, and my first name means royal crown

oh...! so sweet!!

I herd about this first on WorldKids! I think that name is so cute! Question: who watched Meghan and Harry's wedding? I did!! it was lovely...

about the names!

My name means" Hopeful" my brother Massimo's name means "the greatest" And my other brother Mateo's name means "Gift of God" so together that makes: The Greatest hopeful Gift of God. I don't know if that makes seans or not but it dose to me!!

@ Alayna E.

I really like the name Arthur for a boy, even though it is sort of an older name, and I really like Gwendolyn for a girl (I would call her Gwen). Arthur means "noble" and/or "courageous," and Gwendolyn means white, fair, blessed, and several other things. Fun fact: My name can mean "light bearer" or "palm tree." And @ Nadia A., yes I watched Meghan and Harry's wedding.

wow

My first name means Delicate and Beautiful, second name means strong and Beautiful and have absolutely no Idea what my last name stands for........
@ELLA B I know right!?!

Elsie (Emelias sister)

Elsie, my name, means, bountiful God or God of plenty. My middle name is joy and it means to be joyful or happy obviously.

My first name, Margaret, (I

My first name, Margaret, (I go by my middle name, Claire) Means Pearl, and may middle name, Claire, means clear, or bright. I believe my last name came from the name of a Tree... lol

Beth is short for Elizabeth

Beth is short for Elizabeth which means: "My God is an oath" or "My God is abundance", as rendered in the Septuagint. I will not say my last name on here but it is a very obvious meaning.

@ Beth

My middle name is Elisabeth! How cool! It is spelled with an S though, not a Z.

about the names!

My midle name meanes " Who is like God" my first name means hope full.

name

my first name means full of grace, which isn't tru by the way, middle name is feminine for Paul and mean small, last name means son of Gonzalo

Karisma S

It must be so annoying for these royals to have everyone staring at their lives. Everyone is so excited about their baby as if they know them personally. My first name means gift or favor, though it might have another meaning that was the reason my parents named me it.

@ Karisma

I know, right? And can you imagine How Meghan must feel? My mom said that she probably just wants to be in bed, but she already has to be out for all of these photo shoots and stuff. I would not want to be a royal. At first it looks cool and glamorous, but when you look closer, it's not. Every mistake, argument and bad decision, no matter how small, gets found out and exposed to the public, who then criticize without thinking about the royal's feelings. Even royalty has feelings!

To Above

Ikr! Celebrities too! Everywhere you go you see magazines or computer adds for like, This Actor Did This Horrible Thing, and, This Singer Did This! It would be so stressful for everyone to be up in my personal life!

To above

Same!

about the royals.

Think about how the Trump family must feel. and is it just me or dose megan look older than she did a few monthes ago.

Lily ( Thia's Sister )

I have a sister named Hazel Alanaya

Lily ( Thia's Sister )

is it just me or does Meghan still look pregnant

Lily

She only had a baby a few days ago and women still usually look pregnant for a couple days after birth

@ Lily

I was wondering the same thing. I bet she just want's to rest.

(this is Olivia)

my name means peace and my middle name is grace i have no clue what my last name means :)

This is Sarah

My first name means princess and my middle name is Grace

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