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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were torn over son Archie’s first name

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are parents to two young children, and they are clearly enjoying their new role as parents. Their first decision as new parents, however, was a little more difficult.

Meghan admitted to an Invictus Games competitor that she and Prince Harry were undecided about what to name their firstborn – whether to call him Archie or Harrison – during a conversation.

The couple named their baby boy Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor when he was born on May 6, 2019.


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Sherry McBain, 42, said her wife Mandy brought their son Harrison to a children’s book reading at the Invictus Games in The Hague, and the two struck up a conversation. “She was like, ‘Harrison, that’s Archie’s middle name,’ and Mandy was like, ‘Yeah, I know,'” she told the PA.

“They were just chatting because Harry and Meghan couldn’t decide between the first names Archie and Harrison.”

Archie (as a shortening of Archibald or Arthur) is a name that means “true, bold, and brave.” Harrison, on the other hand, means “son of Harry,” so its inclusion in Archie’s full name was most likely a nod to the Duke.


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According to the most recent data from the Office for National Statistics, Archie entered the top ten names for boys in England and Wales for the first time in 2020. (ONS). In 2020, there were 2,944 babies born with the name Archie, up from 2,544 in 2019.

Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, the couple’s daughter, was born in June 2021. The Queen’s family nickname is Lilibet, and her adoring parents call their daughter Lili.


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Little Lili is the first of the Queen’s great-grandchildren to be born outside of the United Kingdom, as well as the first royal baby to share her Majesty’s first name. Princess Charlotte, on the other hand, has Elizabeth as her first middle name and Diana as her second.

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