Prince Harry And Meghan Name New Baby, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

Prince Harry And Meghan Name New Baby, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

By Agency Reports on May 9, 2019
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Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R), and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose for a photo with their newborn baby son in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on May 8, 2019. | Dominic Lipinski/AFP/Getty Images

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have revealed the name they’ve chosen for their royal baby: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

They shared the big announcement on their Instagram account, @SussexRoyal, following this morning’s introduction of baby Archie to the world.

The post featured a photo of Meghan, Harry, Archie, Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, grandfather, Prince Phillip, and Meghan’s mom, Doria Ragland.

The name was somewhat surprising, as British oddsmakers’ top picks for potential names included more traditional monikers, like Arthur, James, Philip and Albert. In fact, bookies revealed just 60 bets were placed on Archie at 100/1, amounting to exactly $130.

Soon after the royal couple announced they were expecting their first child back in October, British oddsmakers began predicting potential names.

Archie, of course, is a shortened version of the name Archibald, meaning genuine and bold or brave. 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.

After the birth of their son on Monday, the top pick was Arthur. Coming in second for name predictions is James, which is followed by Philip (for great-grandfather Prince Philip) and Albert.

During the couple’s royal tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand in October, 12-year-old student Charlie Wolf tried to grill Meghan and Harry on a name for the royal baby.

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Prince Harry, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose for a photo with their newborn baby son in St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on May 8, 2019. | Dominic Lipinski/POOL/AFP/Getty Images

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