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Newest royal baby’s name means “truly bold son of Harry”

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Shortly after debuting their brand new baby boy before the press, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared his name: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The new parents made the name announcement on Instagram with a sweet photo of the newborn surrounded by his parents, maternal grandmother Doria Ragland, and great-grandparents Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh.

The photo was captioned, “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.”

 

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The name Archie, a derivative of the German Archibald or the English Archer, means “archer, or truly bold.” The middle name of Harrison is of English origin and means “son of Harry.” Mountbatten-Windsor is the personal surname used by some of the male-line descendants of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The name applies to male-line descendants of the Queen without royal styles and titles.

 

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The couple, who wed in May of 2018, welcomed their first child on May 6th. The baby reportedly weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz.