Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor...

… SURPRISE!!!

So, what do we think?

Personally love it! My new favourite name picked by royals.

Though just looked at the comments on social media and most people seemed to hate it. Apparently its a dog name and they wanted something more regal sounding.

Not everyone will be satisfied. I, however, most definitely am! [name_u]LOVE[/name_u] it! It’s unexpected and surprising (in a good way). I’m shocked about two things though:

  1. They went so informal. I definitely figured they’d have a nickname for him, but I didn’t think they would stick with a nickname AS the first name. I understand that [name_m]Archie[/name_m] is a name in it’s own right, but still!

  2. There’s no honor name. I couldn’t care about how many names he’s given, but I was surprised to see that they didn’t honor anyone else besides [name_m]Harry[/name_m]. I would have thought that [name_m]Philip[/name_m] was a shoo-in!

Regardless, it’s a breath of fresh air for this family. And it’s making me excited about the names of their future kiddos (slowwwwing my roll on that one)! :wink:

I’m not at all surprised! I was expecting something modern, down-to-earth, and accessible. [name_m]Archie[/name_m] is lovely and [name_m]Harrison[/name_m] as a middle name made me smile!

Wow! I do like it! [name_m]Archie[/name_m] is great, spunky and a bit nerdy, wich I love. [name_m]Harrison[/name_m] is not my style, but it’s a nice name and a nice nod to prince [name_m]Harry[/name_m].

And I’m glad this name hasn’t got any translation in Spanish. I hate that here the press here call them prince Enrique, prince Guillermo, prince Jorge, prince Luis…

It’s a cute name. Not my style but I can appreciate it’s sweetness. Definitely wasn’t expecting something so ‘common’ for them as I know loads of [name_m]Archie[/name_m]’s under the age of 3 (living in the UK, it’s quite popular over here atm) and thought they’d go for something a little less ordinary.

I like how modern it is in comparison to the Cambridge children’s names. I also like how it’s a short form name as I think it really goes well with [name_m]Harry[/name_m].

But I’m not thrilled that they only honoured [name_m]Harry[/name_m]’s name. A nod to [name_f]Meghan[/name_f]’s family or the [name_u]Spencer[/name_u] family would have been nice. I knew they wouldn’t use it but was really hoping for [name_m]Theodore[/name_m] (for [name_f]Doria[/name_f]) [name_u]Spencer[/name_u] (for [name_f]Diana[/name_f]) as middle names.

I was honestly a little miffed to see the name [name_m]Harrison[/name_m] included in the combo. That’s my number one choice for a boy, so I’m hoping it doesn’t cause too large of a spike.

Overall, [name_m]Archie[/name_m] [name_m]Harrison[/name_m] isn’t my style. I said in another thread that there were so many other combos that the Berries came up with that made me swoon - [name_m]Archie[/name_m] [name_m]Harrison[/name_m] just doesn’t do it for me.

I don’t care what anyone else says, I love it!! [name_m]Archie[/name_m] is such a cute name and while I’m not typically a fan of nicknames as names, [name_m]Archie[/name_m] is adorable. Not to mention I love it paired with [name_m]Harrison[/name_m]!

I like it! I wasn’t sure how I felt at first, but it’s cute!

I really love it! It feels so personable and I love how they honored [name_m]Prince[/name_m] [name_m]Harry[/name_m].

I was so shocked at their pick! [name_m]Archie[/name_m] [name_m]Harrison[/name_m] is SO much more modern and not-classic than I expected them to go. I figured it would be something that sounds current and probably quite popular now, something not vintage/old-fashioned, but still classic to some degree. I definitely wasn’t expecting a nickname as the full name either. Something like [name_m]Alexander[/name_m] or [name_m]Theodore[/name_m]. And [name_m]Harrison[/name_m] feels so American! I haven’t come across a single [name_m]Harrison[/name_m] in [name_m]Britain[/name_m] yet.

I love how they honoured [name_m]Harry[/name_m] without using his exact name like the royals usually do, though.

I like it well enough, don’t love or hate it, but given they’re part of the royal family I would have preferred something a bit less “out there” and closer to typically royal. (Though apparently I’m not consistent, because I [name_u]LOVE[/name_u] [name_f]Zara[/name_f]'s name!)

And I find it so weird that little [name_m]Archie[/name_m] has a last name :stuck_out_tongue: Especially since he doesn’t share it with either of his parents.

Ok. reading an article and I wonder if all the trashy magazines and gossip columns I read are right about [name_f]Meghan[/name_f] not feeling to accepted into the [name_u]Royal[/name_u] family and [name_m]Harry[/name_m] has always felt on the out compared to [name_m]Wills[/name_m]. So they choose a completely different name to the naming style of the [name_u]Royal[/name_u] [name_m]Palace[/name_m] (what I thought would happen) and maybe a secret meaning in the meanings?

[name_m]Archie[/name_m] means “genuine”, “bold” or “brave”
[name_m]Harrison[/name_m] means “son of [name_m]Harry[/name_m]”.

So Genuine Brave/Bold son of [name_m]Harry[/name_m]?
He will most likely be raised differently as I think they have a manor and not in the [name_m]Palace[/name_m]. So they choose a first name which means they are going to be brave and bold raising him differently?
Idk all speculation, I guess as we aren’t part of their immediate family nor friends

It’s not as regal as I would’ve thought, but I really like it! More importantly, I feel like it is a name that they love. Other than honoring [name_m]Harry[/name_m], the name is all his own…no forced honor names. Good on them!

I know I’m in the minority since the vast majority of places I’ve read most didn’t like the name. I even had a person in real life say it was a hideous name. I do like it I think it sounds cute and I like how they named him after his Dad with the middle name [name_m]Harrison[/name_m].

You know, the more I think about it, the more I like it…

Yes, [name_m]Archie[/name_m] is popular (some might even say “trendy”) here in the UK right now, but it’s a friendly, familiar, youthful, upbeat name which has the kind of “everyman” appeal that I think they were probably going for, considering that they’ve chosen to use no royal titles for their children. It’s a gentle but marked departure from royal tradition, while still being a normal, perfectly reasonable name with a long history of use in both countries. It may not be an unexpected choice in the UK as a whole, but for a royal baby it does feel like a breath of fresh air.

[name_m]Harrison[/name_m] is similarly popular in the UK right now, but it definitely feels like a nod to [name_f]Meghan[/name_f]’s American roots too. It’s perhaps a bit literal as honour names go — and I’d have loved to have seen a [name_u]Spencer[/name_u] in there for [name_f]Diana[/name_f] — but they seem to have chosen a name that they genuinely love, regardless of anyone’s expectations. Good for them!

I like it! [name_m]Archie[/name_m] isn’t my favorite name, but [name_m]Harrison[/name_m] saves it for me! From somebody who was expecting something like [name_m]Jack[/name_m] or [name_m]Leo[/name_m], I’m not very surprised by their first name choice, but love the surprise of [name_m]Harrison[/name_m] to honor [name_m]Harry[/name_m]!

Not a fan of the name. Thank goodness the baby is 7th in line to the throne–[name_m]King[/name_m] [name_m]Archie[/name_m] sounds pretty ridiculous.

I quite like it. It’s completely not what I was expecting, I thought they’d use a name of a similar style to the Cambridge children, but I actually think it’s really sweet that’s it’s not. At the end of the day, the liklihood of [name_m]Archie[/name_m] becoming [name_m]King[/name_m] is exceptionally small, and [name_f]Zara[/name_f], for example, doesn’t have a regal name, so its not unheard of for royals to break from tradition like that, especially when they aren’t given a title.

[name_m]Archie[/name_m] feels very British as many nickname names do, and [name_m]Harrison[/name_m], whilst obviously a reference to [name_m]Harry[/name_m], feels very American, so that obviously suits him. I also think using a nickname name makes sense for them, I’ve practically never heard of [name_m]Harry[/name_m] bring called [name_m]Henry[/name_m].

My only issue is that [name_m]Harrison[/name_m] feels a little lazy. I would’ve picked something less obvious but equally American feeling.

I’m not disappointed that they didn’t go the traditional route, but at the same time, I find the name they picked to be kind of uninspired. [name_m]Archie[/name_m] is a top twenty name in [name_m]Britain[/name_m], and [name_m]Harrison[/name_m] is just a modern take on [name_m]Harry[/name_m]. There’s really nothing special or exciting about it other than that it’s trendy, which one might argue isn’t a great thing. Then again, generic might be exactly what they were going for, in which case I would argue they’ve done a great job. After all, this child is already a little celebrity. He will always automatically stick out rather than fit in. He doesn’t need a name to differentiate him any further.