Royal baby Archie: World reacts to name of Meghan and Harry's son

Royal baby Archie: World reacts to name of Meghan and Harry's son

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced that they've named their firstborn son Archie, and people online have already begun sharing their opinions.

In a post on their Instagram account, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that their two-day-old son's name is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

Alongside a photograph of the royal couple, their newborn son, the Queen, Prince Philip, and Meghan's mother Doria Ragland, the Duke and Duchess wrote:

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child:

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

This afternoon Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle. The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess’ mother were also present for this special occasion.

People online were quick to share their opinions on the choice of name.

Lots of people loved the name.

Some thought that the choice of name was a little bit 'Made in Chelsea'.

Others brought up the Met Gala theme.

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Others loved the fact a ginger prince had named his son 'Archie'.

There were also some 'Endgame' jokes.

Others got emotional.

And for some, it got awkward.

Archie is about to get popular as a name.

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While others who are already called 'Archie' were a bit unsure about the whole thing.

Don't let it go to your head.

According to

Archie is a boy's name of German origin meaning 'truly brave'.

The name Archie is popular in the UK, and frequents in the top 20 lists for boys' names, reports the Evening Standard. The name already has ties to the British royal family, as earlier this year, Prince George reportedly told a dog walker that his name was 'Archie', while he was out for a walk with his grandmother Carole Middleton, reports the Evening Standard.

According to a royal source, the Duke and Duchess chose the name because 'they just liked the name Archie', and Harrison was chosen to mean 'son of Harry', reports CNN International.


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