A Royal Baby
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RELATED: Did Prince George Reveal His Royal Cousin Archie’s Name Back in January?
Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s 5-year-old Prince George also may have been in on the mysterious name, dating back to January, after he told a woman who he met while she was walking her dog that he was called Archie.
“I asked George what his name was, even though I obviously knew it,” the woman recalled to
Of course, Archie very well may be the royal’s nickname – but there’s always a chance he heard the moniker tossed around as a potential baby name by his uncle Harry.
“I don’t know why he calls himself Archie, but kids often play with their names and I think it’s lovely,” the woman said.
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Archie, of course, is a shortened version of the name Archibald, meaning genuine and bold or brave. Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll of Scotland was also an ancestor of Princess Diana’s.
Using the nickname as a first name gives it a more casual, American vibe — while the baby’s middle name, Harrison, originated in the Middle Ages as a patronymic meaning “son of Henry” or “son of Harry.”
The surname Mountbatten-Windsor, meanwhile, belongs to all the children and descendants of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
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The newborn Archie was born Monday, and made his public debut Wednesday with his proud parents at St. George’s Hall in Windsor Castle.
“It’s magic. It’s pretty amazing,” Meghan said of being a first-time mom. “I have the two best guys in the world, so I’m really happy.”
A source told PEOPLE that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have opted not to give their son a “courtesy title” at this time, unlike his royal cousins.
Harry and Meghan were named the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their wedding day, and it is traditional for the eldest son of a duke to eventually inherit his father’s title. Down the line, Archie could be given the secondary Sussex title, before inheriting the dukedom.
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